Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 - 12:00 PM
Quinnipiac University (4-2) vs. Lafayette University (5-1)
Quinnipiac Field Hockey Turf Complex - Hamden, Conn.
Bobcats Host The Leopards At QU Field Hockey Turf Complex
Quinnipiac returns home on Sunday, Sept. 16 to host Lafayette at 12 p.m. at the Quinnipiac Turf Complex in Hamden, Conn.
The Bobcats then travel to Maine on Sept. 21 before hosting American on Sept. 23 and Brown on Sept. 26.
Lafayette is currently 5-1 after a 2-1 upset win against No. 15 Drexel on Friday, Sept. 14. Brittany Blass scored both of the Leopards goals in their win. Lafayette entered the weekend with wins against Ball State (5-1) and James Madison (2-1) before losing to Penn State (3-2) and defeating Temple (3-0). Five different Lafayette players have scored twice so far this year, while Jenna Seybert has scored in back-to-back games. Deanna Dicroce leads all Lafayette players with six points (2g - 2a) while Emily Valeo leads the team with four assists and a goal for six points. In goal, Jessica Deutsch is 4-1-0 with two shutouts, a 0.97 goals-against average and a .821 save percentage.
All-Time Against Lafayette
Quinnipiac is 1-4 all-time against Lafayette, with its only win in the all-time series coming in Hamden, 3-1, on Sept. 26, 2010.
Bobcat fans can access live stats by clicking on the appropriate links on the Field Hockey Schedule at the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.Quinnipiacbobcats.com. Live audio will also be available for Sunday's game against Lafayette, provided by QBSN.
Last Time Out
On Friday, Sept. 14, Quinnipiac topped St. Joseph's, 3-0, for its second straight victory to improve to 4-2 on the year. Jennalise Taylor and Kristin Engelke both scored while freshman Ashleigh Allen scored her first career goal. Lauren Zimniski picked up her team-leading second assist of the year, while Danielle Allan, who recently returned from an early-season injury, picked up her first point of the year on an assist.
With a goal against Vermont on Sunday - her third in her last two games - Jess Rusin moved into a tie with Jennifer Kinchla '07, Sarah Riley '02 and Lauren Riesbeck '98 for 10th place all-time at Quinnipiac with career goals.
15 For 40Rusin's three points against Vermont on Sunday make her the 15th player in program history to reach 40 career points.