Field Hockey Hosts Harvard On Sunday, Sept. 18 At 2 PM

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Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011 - 2 p.m. 
Quinnipiac University (4-2) vs. Harvard University (2-1)
Quinnipiac Field Hockey Turf Complex – Hamden, Conn.

Sunday Spectacular
The Quinnipiac field hockey team hosts Harvard on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 2 p.m. at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Complex in Hamden, Conn. The Bobcats are 4-2 on the season and are coming off  a thrilling 3-2 win against Lehigh in which senior captain scored her third goal of the afternoon off a corner as time expired. Harvard is currently 2-1 through its first three games, and play at Yale on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 1 p.m.

Looking Ahead
The Bobcats will play three of their next four games on the road at Columbia (9/21), Lafayette (10/2) and Brown (10/4). The Bobcats will host Maine on Sept. 25. 
All-Time Against Harvard Quinnipiac and Harvard have met just once, on Oct. 6, 1999, with the Crimson defeating the Bobcats, 1-0.

Scouting The Crimson
Entering the weekend, Bridget McGillivray leads the Crimson with five points  while she and Sydney Jenkins share the team goal-scoring lead with two each. Jenkins scored a goal in each of her first two collegiate games and was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week Sept. 6, the same day McGillivray was recognized as Harvard COOP Athlete of the Week. Cynthia Tassopoulos ranks fifth in NCAA Division I with a save percentage of .839. The junior also ranks ninth nationally in saves per game (8.67) and 20th in goals-against average (1.59). 

Kim Cunniff Kept Her Cool
Senior captain Kim Cunniff (Walpole, Mass.) had her first career hat trick, scoring all three of Quinnipiac’s goals in a thrilling 3-2 win against Lehigh on Wednesday. All three of Cunniff’s goals came off of corners, the last with no time on the clock. Cunniff leads the Bobcats in goals (6) and points (13).

Moving Up The Charts
Cunniff’s three goals against Lehigh give her 17 for her career, moving her into a tie for 8th place all-time at Quinnipiac. Her 37 career points now put her in 12th place all-time.
Ms. McCreedyMegan McCreedy (White River, South Africa) had a pair of assists in the Bobcats’ win against Lehigh. She now has 18 for her career, moving her into a tie for fourth place all-time at Quinnipiac with Caryn Tobiasz, ‘99. For the year, McCreedy leads the team with five assists.

Nicole Lewis = Nationally Ranked
Senior keeper Nicole Lewis (East Amherst, N.Y.) ented the week ranked 8th in NCAA Division I Field Hockey with 8.8 saves per game and 30th with a .733 save percentage.

The Flyer
Sophomore forward Jess Rusin (Garwood, N.J.) had a hand in four goals as the Bobcats bounced Colgate, 6-0, scoring three times and also assisted on a goal. Rusin ranked 37th in the country in goals per game (.80) at the beginning of the week.

It’s Been A Long Time...
Rusin’s seven-points in a game are the most since 2001 when Chelsea Osbrey had three goals and an assist and Heather Cady had two goals and three assists in the Bobcats 9-0 win against Saint Francis (Pa.) on Sept. 23, 2001.