October 12, 2013

Field Hockey Hosts Sacred Heart To Open MAAC Play On Sunday, Oct. 13 Live On YouTube

Quinnipiac (7-5, 0-0 MAAC) vs Sacred Heart (4-7, 0-0 MAAC)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Quinnipiac Turf Complex • Hamden, Conn.
All-Time Series vs. Sacred Heart: 16-11-0
Last Time QU Faced Sacred Heart: W, 2-0 (10/7/12; Fairfield, Conn.)
Live Stats: livestats.prestosports.com/quinnipiac/
Live Video: YouTube.com/quinnipiacathletics

Complete Game Notes In PDF Format

MAAC Opener
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team will play its first MAAC game in program history when it hosts Sacred Heart on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 12 p.m. at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey Turf Complex in Hamden, Conn.

Follow It Live
Live stats and video are available by clicking on the appropriate links at QuinnipiacBobcats.com or by visiting BrownBears.com.

Tune In Live Worldwide
Bobcat fans can access the live video stream for all of Quinnipiac's home contests - with play-by-play and color commentary provided by QBSN - by clicking on the appropriate links at QuinnipiacBobcats.com or by visiting YouTube.com/quinnipiacathletics, clicking on "Videos" and then "Events". 

When They Play Again
Following its match-up against Sacred Heart at home on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 12 p.m., Quinnipiac will then host Robert Morris on Friday, Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. After road trips to Rider on Friday, Oct. 25 and Monmouth on Oct. 27, the Bobcats will play their final home game of the season on Friday, Nov. 1 when they host Bryant at 3 p.m.

Scouting The Sacred Heart Pioneers
Sacred Heart enters Sunday's match-up with an overall record of 4-7, with a 0-0 mark in MAAC play. Liz Bergman boasts team-highs in goals (5) and points (10), while Christine Mace checks in with three goals and two assists for eight points. Rachel Claroni leads the team with three assists. Mary Altepeter is 4-7 with a .735 save percentage and a 2.90 goals-against average. 

All-Time Against Sacred Heart
Quinnipiac and Sacred Heart have faced-off 27 times since 1996, with the Bobcats holding a 16-11 edge. Quinnipiac won 16 of the first 20 games in the all-time series before Sacred Heart rattled off seven straight wins. Quinnipiac has since won the last four meetings between the two teams. 

I Think You Hear Her Knocking
Jess Rusin has tallied a goal and an assist in her last two games, giving her eight goals and four assists for 20 points for the year. Rusin has now compiled three straight seasons with 20 or more points. Last season, Rusin put together a career-best 24 points on the strength of nine goals and six assists. 

Record Breaker
Rusin joins Heather Cady '02 as the only other players in Quinnipiac history to record 70 or more career points. Rusin currently boasts 72 career points, trailing Cady's 79 points for the program record. 

One To Tie, Two For The Record
Rusin is also the third player in program history to record 30 or more goals. She currently has 31 for her career, trailing Cady's 32 for her career. 

Coincidence? I Think Not
After being held scoreless through the first five games of the year, Danielle Allan has been on fire since, scoring seven goals and assisting on another for 15 points in the Bobcats' last seven games - of which Quinnipiac is 6-1. In that span, Allan had a two-goal showing against UMass Lowell and a hat trick against Holy Cross. 

Where She Ranks
Allan now has 18 goals for her career, good for 11th place in career goals at Quinnipiac.Her 48 career points also ranked 10th all-time at Quinnipiac.

Taylor Fit
Jennalise Taylor has also been a major factor in the Bobcats' six wins over their last seven games. The senior captain has totaled four goals and five assists in that span for 13 points, second only to Allan's tally.

Hamden's Finest
Hamden native Savanna Reilly has emerged as one of the Bobcats' most proficient reserves, totaling four assists - good for second on the Bobcats' roster- for the year. Reilly red-shirted as a freshman in 2012. Over the Bobcats' last seven games, she is second to senior captain Jennalise Taylor with four assists over that span.