Field Hockey Hosts Towson For Home Opener On Sunday, Aug. 26 At 12 PM

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Home Opener
The Quinnipiac University field hockey will play its first home game of the 2012 season on Sunday, Aug. 26 when it hosts Towson at 12 p.m. at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey Turf Complex. 

Live stats will be available for Sunday's game against Towson at the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, Live audio of the game will also be available, provided by QBSN.

Good Start
Quinnipiac's 1-0 win against Holy Cross on Friday, Aug. 24 was its third consecutive season-opening start.

The Bobcats In Home Openers
Since the team's inception in 1996, Quinnipiac field hockey is 10-6 all-time in their first home game of the season, and 8-6 at the Division I level. Additionally, Quinnipiac has outscored its opponents, 33-31. There was one overtime game, a 2-1 win against Merrimack in 1996.

The Bobcats At The Quinnipiac Field Hockey Turf Complex
The Quinnipiac Field Hockey Turf Complex was dedicated on Sept. 23, 2005. In the seven seasons since its opening, the Bobcats are 33-28 in 61 games all-time. Last season, Quinnipiac was 8-1, its best home record, on turf. Dating back to the beginning of the program in 1995, Quinnipiac is 78-39 all-time on their home field. 

In The Nic(ole) of Time
Nicole Lewis stopped all six of Holy Cross' shots on goal in the Bobcats' 1-0 season-opening win on Friday, Aug. 24. The shutout was the fourth of her career. The win was also Lewis' 18th of her career, leaving her four wins from Jenna Grossman for third place all-time.

A Day Of Firsts
Quinnipiac's goal presented a pair of milestones for the Bobcats' as Jennalise Taylor's first career goal came on Haley Swartz's first career assist. 

Scouting Towson
The Towson Tigers come to Hamden on Sunday, Aug. 26 with a record of 0-1 following a 3-1 loss to Sacred Heart on Friday, Aug. 24. Towson's Courtney Branco scored the game's first goal, with an assist going to Heather Jenney, but three second-half goals by SHU dealt the Tigers a loss in their season-opener. 

All-Time Against Towson
Sunday's game will be the fifth meeting all-time between Towson and Quinnipiac. The Tigers lead the all-time series, 3-1. Quinnipiac's only win in the series, a 2-1 victory, came at home on Oct. 3, 1999.

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