Field Hockey Travels To Colgate, No. 6 Penn State This Weekend
Friday, Sept. 9, 2011 - 7 p.m. at Colgate University
Tyler's Field - Hamilton, N.Y.
Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 - 12 p.m. at No. 6 Penn State University
Penn State Field Hockey Complex -University Park, Pa.
On The Road
The Quinnipiac field hockey team heads out on the road this weekend when they travel to Hamilton, N.Y. on Friday, Sept. 9 to take on Colgate at 7 p.m. before heading to University Park, Pa. to face No. 6 Penn State on Sunday, Sept. 11.
Live stats will be available for this weekend's games and can be accessed at the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, QuinnipiacBobcats.com.
Following the Bobcats' brief road trip this weekend, they will return home to host Lehigh on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 3:30 p.m. and Harvard on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 2 p.m. at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey Turf Complex in Hamden, Conn.
All-Time Against Colgate
Quinnipiac is 3-0 against Colgate all-time, including a 2-1 win against the Raiders in Hamden last season. The Bobcats have played in Hamilton, N.Y. just once, defeating Colgate, 5-1, on Oct. 21, 2000. The first meeting between the two teams was on Oct. 23, 1999 - a 5-3 win for the Bobcats in Hamden, Conn.
Scouting The Raiders
Colgate is currently 1-2 on the year after opening the season with a 3-0 win against Ball State before losing its last two games, 8-1 to Hofstra, and 2-1 in double overtime to Vermont. Olivia Nabhan leads Colgate with three goals and one assist for seven points. Halle Biggar has tallied one goal and one assist for three points while Lauren Dittman has also scored for the Raiders.
All-Time Against Penn State
Quinnipiac will play Penn State for the first time in program history.
Scouting The Nittany Lions
Penn State is currently ranked 6th nationally and are 2-2 through its first four games. The Nittany Lions face No. 13 Princeton on Thursday, Sept. 8 before hosting the Bobcats on Sunday, Sept. 11. Hannah Allison and Jenna Chrismer lead the team with three goals apiece, while Kelsey Amy and Lauren Purvis have each scored twice. Lauren Gebhart has passed out a team best five assists on the year.
Kate The Great
Kaitlyn Notarianni scored in both games the Bobcats played last week, including Quinnipiac's only goal in a 6-1 loss to nationally-ranked No. 14 Boston College before scoring the game-winning goal against Yale. Quinnipiac took Yale to a shootout, following a pair of scoreless overtimes, before the game was decided in a shootout. Notarianni also had an assist on the game-tying goal has now scored in all three of Quinnipiac's games this season.
The Rook Is Rolling
First-year Bobcat Danielle Allan added to her team-leading goal total in her first year with the Bobcats with her third tally of the year in Quinnipiac's 3-2 shootout win against Yale on Sunday, Sept. 4. Allan, the reigning NEC Co-Player and Rookie of the Week, took a pass from senior Megan McCreedy (White River, South Africa) and beat Yale's keeper to put Quinnipiac on the board in their home win agains the Bulldogs.
Senior goalkeeper Nicole Lewis (East Amherst, N.Y.) had an incredible game against Yale, recording 19 saves on a day when the Bulldogs put 21 shots on goal across two regulation, and two overtime periods. Lewis followed up 100 minutes of flashy, lock-out goal defense as she denied two of Yale's four shooters in the stroke-off.
Megan McCreedy (White River, South Africa), the Bobcats active career assist leader, picked up her second and third assists of the season in Quinnipiac's 3-2 win against Yale. McCreedy now leads all Bobcats with three assists for the year. She now has 15 career assists, good for fifth all-time at Quinnipiac. McCreedy also converted on her stroke-off attempt to help Quinnipiac to its win against Yale.
Kimberly Cunniff (Walpole, Mass.) scored her first goal of the season on a blast off a corner to tie Yale and send the game to overtime. Cunniff also converted on her stroke-off attempt.