Field Hockey Hosts No. 17 Boston College On Friday, Aug. 31; Travels To Yale On Sunday, Sept. 2
Friday, Aug. 31 - 3:30 PM Quinnipiac University vs. #17 Boston College QU Field Hockey Turf Complex - Hamden, Conn. Sunday, Sept. 2 - 1:00 PM Quinnipiac University at Yale University Johnson Field - New Haven, Conn.
End Of The Month Spectacular The Quinnipiac University field hockey will host nationally-ranked No. 17 Boston College on Friday, Aug. 31 at 3:30 p.m. at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey Turf Complex in Hamden, Conn. The Bobcats host the Eagles with a record of 2-0, the best start to a season in the program's Division I era. Boston College enters the game at 2-0 as well.
National Wear Your Colors Day
Quinnipiac will be one of 1,800 colleges and universities taking part in the annual National Wear Your Colors Day. Bobcat fans, family and friends, as well as students, faculty and staff, are encouraged to wear their "Bobcat Gold".
Next Up For The Bobcats Quinnipiac heads to Johnson Field in New Haven, Conn. for an Elm City showdown against Yale on Sunday, Sept. 2 at 1 p.m. Yale plays its first game of the season on Friday, Aug. 31 at Fairfield.
Scouting Boston College
Boston College comes to Hamden on Friday, Aug. 31 with an overall record of 2-0 and a national-ranking of 17th among all NCAA Division I field hockey programs. BC's Virgynia Muma has paced the Eagles through their first two games with a team-leading six points on three goals. Muma scored BC's only goal in a 1-0 win against Michigan State in its season-opener on Aug. 24 before scoring twice in a 4-1 victory against Maine on Aug. 25. Emma Plasteras and Abby Bascetta also scored in the game while Jacqui Moorfield has accumualted one assist. In goal, Leah Settipane is 2-0 with an .800 save percentage and a 0.50 goals-against average.
All-Time Against Boston College
Boston College holds a 4-0 edge in the all-time series against Quinnipiac, including a 1-0 record in Hamden.
Yale opens its 2012 season on Friday, Aug. 31 when it travels to Fairfield for its first competition of the season. The Bulldogs won the 2011 Ivy League Championship after scoring a program record 69 goals. Erica Borgo and Georgia Holland are among the returning active leading scorers from last year's team. Borgo is a two-time All-Ivy League selection and ranks among the all-time leaders in assists - a category she finished second in nationally last season with 17. Holland was third on the team with 22 points, including nine assists.
All-Time Against Yale
Yale holds the edge in the all-times, having won nine of the 12 meetings between the two teams dating back to 2000. Quinnipiac owns one win in eight trips to Yale's Johnson Field.
Live stats will be available for Sunday's game against Boston College and Yale at the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com.
With a 3-1 win against Towson on Sunday, Aug. 26, Quinnipiac is now 2-0 for the first time in the program's Division I history. 1997, before Quinnipiac elevated to the Division I ranks, was the only other year since the program's inception, that Quinnipiac opened the year at 2-0.
Northeast Conference Co-Player of the Week
Jennalise Taylor (Yardley, Pa.) was named the NEC Player of the Week on Monday, Aug. 27. Taylor led the Quinnipiac field hockey team to its first 2-0 start in program history after factoring in all four goals the Bobcats put on the board for the weeek. Taylor scored her first career goal in a 1-0 win against Holy Cross in the first game of the 2012 season. Taylor then had a four-point game, scoring once and assisting on two more goals, in a 3-1 win against Towson.
First-year Bobcat Meghan McCullough (Plymouth Meeting, Pa.) scored her first career goal in the first half of Quinnipiac's 3-1 win against Towson on Sunday, Aug. 26. McCullough staked the Bobcats' to a 2-0 lead heading into the half of their non-conference tilt against the Tigers.
Nicole Lewis (East Amherst, N.Y.) posted a shutout against Holy Cross and also stopped six-of-seven shots on goal against Towson for her 18th and 19th career wins. She is a win away from becoming the fourth goalkeeper in program history with 20 career victories.
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 34-28 in 62 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.