Quinnipiac (8-5, 1-0 MAAC) vs Robert Morris (7-5, 0-1 MAAC)
Date: Friday, Oct. 18 • 3:00 PM
Location: Quinnipiac Turf Complex • Hamden, Conn.
All-Time Series vs. Robert Morris: 8-1-0
Last Time QU Faced Robert Morris: W, 4-1 (10/19/12 @ RMU)
|Multimedia vs. Robert Morris|
|Quinnipiac Game Notes
The Bobcats and Bobby Mo
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team will host Robert Morris University in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference match-up on Friday, Oct. 18 at 3 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.
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 Robert Morris on Friday, Quinnipiac has a pair of 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 Robert Morris Colonials
Robert Morris is currently 7-5 overall and 0-1 in the MAAC after a 2-0 loss at Rider in their conference opener on Oct. 13. Robert Morris features a pair of eight-goal scorers in Chloe McIlwaine and Jess Martin-Brown. Jamie Hartley leads the Colonials with seven assists while also tallying four goals for 15 points. In goal, Erin McKenzie is 7-5 with a .742 save percentage and a 1.74 goals-against average. The Colonials are averaging 2.68 goals per game, while allowing 1.82, for a 0.86 scoring margin, good for second in the league. Robert Morris also leads the league with five shutouts while allowing the fewest goals (17) in the league, and also on a per-game average (1.42).
All-Time Against Robert Morris
Quinnipiac and Robert Morris have faced each other nine times since 2004, with Quinnipiac winning eight of the meetings. In addition, Quinnipiac is 4-0 all-time on their home field against the Colonials. In addition, the Bobcats have held the Colonials scoreless in five of the nine meetings.
MAAC Offensive Player of the Week - Oct. 15, 2013
In a pair of wins, including a 4-1 win against Sacred Heart University in Quinnipiac's first MAAC competition in program history, Jess Rusin totaled two goals and two assists for the week. Against Brown University, on Oct. 9, Rusin scored the game's first goal less than three minutes into the game. She then picked up an assist on Jennalise Taylor's game-winning goal in the 50th minute of play. Against Sacred Heart, Rusin assisted on the Bobcats' first goal of the game before making history in the second half. Rusin's team-leading ninth goal of the year was her 32nd of her career, breaking Quinnipiac's career goals record, previously held by Heather Cady '02. She now trails Cady (80) with 78 career points.
MAAC Defensive Player of the Week - Oct. 15, 2013
In a 2-0 week, Megan Conaboy stopped six of eight shots on goal for a .750 save percentage while her two goals allowed in 140 minutes accounted for a 1.00 goals-against average. The sophomore stopped four of five shots on goal in a 2-1 win against Brown on Oct. 9 before saving two of three against Sacred Heart in a 4-1 win. For the year, Conaboy is 8-5 with a .705 save percentage and a 2.54 goals-against-average.
The Bobcats and Their MAAC Hardware
Conaboy was previously honored as the MAAC Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 23, 2013. Kristin Engelke (Medford, N.J.) was named MAAC Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 3, 2013.
I Think You Hear Her Knocking
Jess Rusin has tallied a goal and an assist in her last three games, giving her nine goals and a career-best five assists for 23 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.
Against Sacred Heart, Rusin scored her 32nd career goal to break the Quinnipiac record of 31 previously held by Heather Cady '02.
With 78 career points, Rusin needs two more to tie Cady (80) for the Quinnipiac career points record.
In the front trio of Rusin, Danielle Allan and Kristin Engelke, Quinnipiac boasts an attack group that has combined for 69 goals and 37 assists for their careers. In addition, Jennalise Taylor has tallied 13 goals and 12 assists from the beginning of 2012 to present.
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 two more for 16 points in the Bobcats' last eight games - of which Quinnipiac is 7-1. 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 19 goals for her career, good for 11th place in career goals at Quinnipiac.Her 49 career points also rank 10th all-time at Quinnipiac.
Jennalise Taylor has also been a major factor in the Bobcats' seven wins over their last eight games. The senior captain has totaled five goals and five assists in that span for 15 points, second only to Allan's tally.
Kristin's Career Year
Fifth-year Bobcat Kristin Engelke has posted career-highs in goals (6), assists (6) and points (18), with at least six games to play. Against Sacred Heart, Engelke had a goal and an assist.
Where They Rank
Quinnipiac's 38 goals in 13 games and 3.77 goals-per-game currently lead the MAAC conference while its 0.50 scoring margin is good for third. Additionally, 37 of Quinnipiac's 38 goals have had an assist attached to them, good for first in the league. On the other side of the field, Quinnipiac's eight defensive saves rank second to Monmouth's nine.
Taking Up A Lot Of Space
Quinnipiac is currently the only team to feature four players (Rusin, Allan, Taylor and Engelke) in the top 10 in total points, points per game, goals and assists.
Dynamic Defensive Duo
Senior Cate Colucci currently leads the MAAC with five defensive saves, while Amanda Danziger ranks third with three.