September 26, 2013

Danielle Allan's Hat Trick Leads Bobcats Past Holy Cross, 5-1

Quinnipiac's Danielle Allan's hat trick led the Bobcats to a 5-1 win against Holy Cross. With the win, Quinnipiac improves to 5-4 on the season while the Crusaders drop to 2-5 for the year.

Allan added an assist in the Bobcats' win to give her a season-high seven points. It was also the first hat trick at Quinnipiac since Allan scored three against Sacred Heart on Oct. 28, 2011. Jess Rusin (Garwood, N.J.) also scored in the Bobcats' win. The goal was her team-leading sixth of the season and 29th of her career. It was also the fourth-year Bobcats' 69th career point, tying her with Catie Canetti '01 for second place all-time at Quinnipiac.

Amanda Danziger (Smithtown, N.Y.) also scored for Quinnipiac, while Jennalise Taylor (Yardley, Pa.) had an assist for a point in four straight games. Kristin Engelke (Medford, N.J.), Kacie McCreesh (Perkasie, Pa.) and Savanna Reilly (Hamden, Conn.) also had assists for the Bobcats. For Reilly, it is her third straight game with a point after she assisted on goals against Vermont and Saint Joseph. 

Megan Conaboy (Clarks Summit, Pa.) had held her opponent scoreless in 247:28 consecutive minutes, dating back to the Bobcats 3-1 win against UMass Lowell on Sept. 17. Conaboy's scoreless streak is a new Bobcat record. 

Danziger's third goal of the season came just 6:23 into the game when Allan dribbled into the circle, faked left and left a pass to her right for Danziger. Danziger then sent the ball through a crowd in front of the cage where it found daylight and banged home to give the Bobcats a 1-0 lead.

Ten minutes later it was Taylor firing the ball on goal where Rusin was able to get a stick on it to re-direct it past Holy Cross keeper Maya Langman to give Quinnipiac a 2-0 lead. Allan got on the board again less than six minutes later when Engelke picked up a rebound off her own shot and threw it back on goal. Allan was able to tip it past Langman to give the Bobcats a three-goal lead. Allan's third goal came in the second half, with the assist credited to Savanna Reilly (Hamden, Conn.). 

With less than 10 minutes to play, it was Molly Feit who beat Conaboy to put Holy Cross on the board and cut Quinnipiac's lead to four goals, 5-1. 

Quinnipiac returns to action on Sunday, Sept. 29 when it travels to Norfolk, Va. to face Old Dominion at 1 p.m.