September 5, 2013

Field Hockey Travels To Boston College On Thursday, Sept. 5

Shipping Up To Boston
The Quinnipiac field hockey team will travel to Chestnut Hill, Mass. to take on Boston College in a non-conference match-up at the Newton Campus Turf Field on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. 

Follow It Live
Live stats are available courtesy of BCEagles.com or by clicking the appropriate link at QuinnipiacBobcats.com. 

When They Play Again
Following its road trip to Boston College, the Bobcats will host Maine on Sunday, Sept. 8 for its 2013 home opener. Live video will be available for the contest, available on YouTube.com.

Kristin Engelke Named MAAC Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week
Quinnipiac fifth-year senior Kristin Engelke (Medford, N.J.) was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week on Tuesday, Sept. 3, as announced by the conference office. Engelke is the first Quinnipiac student-athlete to win a weekly award from the MAAC.

Asics Invitational All-Tournament Team
Engelke and Amanda Danziger (Smithtown, N.Y.) were named to the Asics Invitational All-Tournament Team. Engelke had Quinnipiac's only goal in a 5-1 loss to No. 5 Syracuse before scoring what would stand as the game-winner against La Salle in a wild, 6-4 win. She also picked up an assist in that game. Danziger served as the stick-stop on both of Engelke's goal against Syracuse and then added a goal and an assist in Quinnipiac's win against La Salle. 

Bobcats' Special Teams
Quinnipiac's special teams have produced five goals off of 14 corner opportunities through the Bobcats' first two games. Engelke scored Quinnipiac's first of the year off a corner against Syracuse, before adding another special team's goal to open the game against La Salle. Jess Rusin (Garwood, N.J.), Megan Osantisch (Harwinton, Conn.) and Danziger also added goals off of corners. Conversely, the Bobcats have allowed just one goal in 17 corner tries by their opponents. 

Engelke Now Ranked 17th In Career Goals
Engelke's two goals last weekend were the 13th and 14th of her career, moving her into 17th place all-time at Quinnipiac. Engelke was the only player to score a goal in both of Quinnipiac's games last weekend. 

Rusin Chasing Career Goals, Points Records
Against La Salle last Sunday, Rusin scored twice, and assisted on another goal, to become the fifth player in Quinnipiac field hockey history to reach the 25-goal mark for her career. Rusin is now tied for fourth all-time in career goals with Kimberly Cunniff '12 and Kristin Crosby '02. She also becomes the sixth player in program history with 60 career points, good for a tie with Crosby for fifth place all-time.

Taylor Gets On The Board
Senior captain Jennalise Taylor (Yardley, Pa.) scored her first goal of the season in the Bobcats' win against La Salle. Taylor had a break-out year in 2012, tallying seven goals and seven assists for 21 points. 

Osantisch Finds The Cage
Junior Megan Osantisch (Harwinton, Conn.) scored her first career goal, and also the first points of her career, in the Bobcats' win against La Salle. Picking Up Where She Left OffLast season, Christa Romano (Madison, N.J.) registerd 10 points (3g, 4a) over her final six games of the season, good for a 1.67 per game average. Romano picked up where she left off, picking up an assist in the Bobcats' loss to Syracuse before converting on two helpers against La Salle for three points in her first two games, good for a 1.50 per game average. 

Scouting Boston College
Boston College enters Thursday's game with a record of 3-0 following wins against Vermont (10-1), Rutgers (2-1) and Maine (5-4). On Sept. 3, in a 5-4 win against Maine, Emma Plasteras, a preseason all-ACC pick, led the Eagles with two goals and one assists. Through three games, Plasteras boasts team-highs in assists (4) and points (12), after adding two more goals in her first two games of the year. Eryn McCoy checks in with a team-best five goals for 10 points while Emily McCoy has tallied three goals and one assist. In goal, Leah Settipane is 3-0-0 with a .714 save percentage and a 2.00 goals-against average. 

All-Time Against Boston College
Quinnipiac and Boston College have met nine times since their first match-up on Sept. 6, 2002, with BC taking all nine contests. Boston College is 5-0 against Quinnipiac on its home field.