Quinnipiac Bobcats (8-5, 1-1 NEC) vs. Rider Broncs (9-4, 2-0 NEC)
Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 - 12:00 PM
Quinnipiac Field Hockey Turf Complex • Hamden, Conn.
The Quinnipiac field hockey team will host Rider for a Northeast Conference match-up at the Quinnipiac Turf Complex in Hamden, Conn. on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 12 p.m. Senior Day festivities honoring Nicole Lewis and Lauren Zimniski will be held prior to the start of the game.
Bobcat fans can access live stats by accessing the appropriate links at QuinnipiacBobcats.com.
Last Time Out
Quinnipiac lost to Monmouth, 3-0, on Friday, Oct. 12, for its first NEC loss of the season.
Nicole Lewis will complete an outstanding career at Quinnipiac as one of the greatest goalkeepers in Bobcats' history. The senior captain enters Sunday's game against Rider with 25 career wins, the third most in program history. In addition, she is one of three players in program history to record 300 career saves. In addition, she ranks fourth all-time with five career shutouts. To date, she boasts a 2.37 goals-against average and a .760 save percentage for her career. In addition to her play on the field, Lewis has been recognized for outstanding academic achievements in each of her four years at Quinnipiac, earning SGI/NFHCA National Academic Squad and Northeast Conference Academic honors while also being recognized at Quinnipiac 2012 Commencement as the top graduate in the school of health science.
Lauren Zimniski currently sits among the all-time leaders in assists at Quinnipiac with 11 to her credit. This season, she has passed out five, good for second on the Bobcats' roster. As a junior in 2010, Zimniski was named to the All-Northeast Conference Second Team after a pair of multiple-assist games and a point in the NEC Semifinals. A four-time SGI/NFHCA National Academic Squad and Northeast Conference Academic honoree, she has also been a leader on the field for her entire time at Quinnipiac.
Climbing The Charts
With a goal and an assist against Sacred Heart on Sunday, Jess Rusin became the eighth player in program history to score 50 career points, and the first one to do so as a junior. Rusin also scored her 21st career goal, moving her up to eighth place all-time.
Jess Rusin is one of three players in the Northeast Conference to score 20 points to date. The other two are Rider's Sandra Penas (10-5--25) and Saint Francis' (Pa.) Carissa Makea (9-3--21).
All-Time Against Rider
Quinnipiac is 8-13 all-time against Rider with their last win against the Broncs coming on Oct. 1, 2006. Five the the Bobcats' eight wins against Rider have come on their home turf as they own a 5-3 mark in Hamden.
Scouting The Rider Broncs
Rider is currently 9-4 overall and 2-0 in the Northeast Conference following a 1-0 double overtime win against Sacred Heart on Friday, Oct. 12, when Gabby Burgo scored the game-winner seven minutes into the second OT. After opening the season at 6-1, Rider has lost three of its last five games. Rider features the NEC's leading scorer in Sandra Penas, who has tallied 10 goals and five assists for 25 points.