2014 Field Hockey News
October 23, 2014
Top Spot in MAAC Standings on the Line as QU Field Hockey Hosts Rider on Friday for Conference Home Opener
After finishing the MAAC road regular season slate with an undefeated 2-0 record, the Quinnipiac field hockey team (6-8, 2-0 MAAC) will now welcome a familiar foe in the Rider Broncs (8-6, 1-0 MAAC) to the QU Field Hockey Turf Complex on Friday, Oct. 24 at 3:00 pm. Certainly battled tested, the Bobcats edged out both Siena and Bryant by one-goal margins to sweep their MAAC regular season road slate for 2014. Still with three games remaining in conference play, the Bobcats and Broncs will do battle on Friday with first place in the MAAC standings on the line.
October 22, 2014
QU Field Hockey and Women's Lacrosse Team Up for Community Service Event With Hamden Family University
The Quinnipiac University field hockey and women's lacrosse teams both spent time with the Hamden Family University on Friday, Oct. 17 at the Hamden Fall Food Truck Festival. Both squads sent a bevy of players to the local event held at the Hamden Town Center Park as the student-athletes and staff members played games with the children of the Hamden Family University and kept the group well entertained throughout the afternoon.
October 19, 2014
QU Field Hockey's Spirited Effort Lifts Bobcats to 3-2 Shoot-Out Win Over Bryant
Sports are often times defined by the brief, unforgettable moments of jubilation and harrowing strains of defeat. Sunday's MAAC contest between the Quinnipiac field hockey team and Bryant featured every bit of what makes sports great. Senior Megan Osanitsch (Harwinton, Conn.) helped finish off an inspired effort as her shoot-out goal sealed the Bobcats’ first ever shoot-out victory, 3-2, over the Bryant Bulldogs.
October 18, 2014
QU Field Hockey Continues MAAC Play With Road Showdown at Bryant on Sunday at 12:00 PM
Following a strong showing against national power Old Dominion, the Quinnipiac field hocke team (5-8, 1-0 MAAC) gears up for another MAAC clash on Sunday, Oct. 19. The Bobcats travel to Smithfield, R.I. to take on the Bryant Bulldogs (4-9, 1-1 MAAC) in a contest sure to have plenty of playoff implications. Play is set to begin on Sunday at 12:00 pm from the Bryant Turf Complex.
October 16, 2014
Vote on the Uniform QU Field Hockey Will Wear for the MAAC Home Opener on Friday, Oct. 24
For the first time in program history, fans get to choose which uniform the Quinnipiac field hockey team will wear.
October 14, 2014
QU Field Hockey's Play4TheCure Fundraiser Raises Over $2,000 for National Foundation for Cancer Research
The Quinnipiac field hockey coaching staff has announced the Bobcats’ 7th annual Play4TheCure fundraising effort raised over $2,000 that’ll be donated in-full to the National Foundation for Cancer Research. Among the deserving causes to which NFCR aligns with, the funds raised by Quinnipiac will directly support the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Prostate Cancer Research and Skin Cancer Research.
October 12, 2014
QU Field Hocked Edged By No. 19 Old Dominion, 3-1, in 7th Annual Play4TheCure Game
The upset-minded Quinnipiac field hockey team gave their No. 19 nationally-ranked foe all they could handle from the QU Field Hockey Turf Complex but they were ultimately edged by Old Dominion, 3-1, in a Sunday non-conference match. An impressive all-around effort from the Bobcats (5-8, 1-0 MAAC) gave the Lady Monarchs (7-6, 1-1 BIG EAST) trouble at times including a second half that was largely dominated by the home team. Quinnipiac will look to build on this momentum heading into their pivotal four-game MAAC run starting on Sunday at Bryant.
October 11, 2014
QU Field Hockey Plays Host to No. 19 Old Dominion in Annual Play4TheCure Game on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 1 PM
The Quinnipiac field hockey team (5-7, 1-0 MAAC) welcomes the No. 19 nationally-ranked Old Dominion Lady Monarchs (6-6, 1-1 BIG EAST) to the QU Field Hockey Turf Complex on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 1:00 pm for the Bobcats’ 7th annual Play4TheCure Game in support of cancer research. With close to $9,000 raised in their first six years aligning with the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR), including over $3,000 just last season, the Bobcats continue their support in the fight against cancer on Sunday at home against a national power in Old Dominion.
October 10, 2014
Savanna Reilly's Goal Late in the Second Half Wins MAAC Opener for QU Field Hockey, 1-0, Over Siena
In an all-time series that has been dominated by the Quinnipiac field hockey team through the years, the Bobcats had to fight and claw their way to a 1-0 victory over a gritty Siena Saints squad on Friday afternoon. Quinnipiac needed a goal late in the second half from junior Savanna Reilly (Hamden, Conn.) to hold off the gamely Siena bunch on the road as the Bobcats take the highly contested one-goal road victory in the 2014 MAAC opener.
October 9, 2014
QU Field Hockey Travels to Siena in MAAC Opener on Friday at 3 PM
With the bulk of its non-conference schedule in the rearview mirror, the Quinnipiac University field hockey team (4-7, 0-0 MAAC) turns to MAAC play this weekend. The Bobcats look to improve to 3-3 on the road this season, when Siena College (0-10, 0-0 MAAC) welcomes Quinnipiac into town on Friday, Oct. 10 for a 3:00 pm start.
October 9, 2014
QU Field Hockey Promotes Upcoming Play4TheCure Game on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 1:00 PM
The Quinnipiac field hockey team invites all Bobcat fans to come out to Hamden on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 1:00 pm to support the Bobcats in their efforts to fight against cancer. Quinnipiac will welcome the No. 18 nationally-ranked Old Dominion Lady Monarchs to the QU Field Hockey Turf Complex for an exciting non-conference game while all proceeds from the contests will be donated to the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR).
October 8, 2014
Angie King's First Career Goal is the Game-Winner for QU Field Hockey Over Brown, 3-1
Momentum seemed to be slipping away from the Quinnipiac field hockey with the clock winding towards the halfway point of the second half but sophomore Angie King (South Windsor, Conn.) stepped up with a bigtime goal to push the Bobcats into the lead for good on Wednesday afternoon. King’s goal played a pivotal role in Quinnipiac walking away with a 3-1 victory over Brown from the QU Field Hockey Turf Complex.
October 6, 2014
QU Field Hockey Welcomes Ivy League Foe Brown to Hamden for Wednesday Non-Conference Tilt at 3:30 PM
The Quinnipiac field hockey team (3-7, 0-0 MAAC) returns home on Wednesday, Oct. 8 for an annual showdown with the Brown Bears (6-2, 0-0 Ivy League). The non-conference clash is scheduled for 3:30 pm from the QU Field Hockey Turf Complex in Hamden.
October 5, 2014
QU Field Hockey Falls to Providence, 5-1
The Quinnipiac field hockey team jumped out to the early lead but five unanswered goals proved too much to overcome as the Bobcats fell to Providence, 5-1, in a road non-conference dual at the Lennon Family Field on Sunday afternoon. The non-conference loss drops the Bobcats to 3-7 on the season while Providence gets back on the winning side after having their five-game winning streak snapped on Friday to improve to 8-4 in 2014.
October 2, 2014
QU Field Hockey Hits the Road for Sunday Non-Conference Tilt at Providence
The Quinnipiac field hockey team (3-6, 0-0 MAAC) looks to get back in the win column on Sunday as the Bobcats will take on the Providence College Friars (7-4, 0-1 BIG EAST) from the Lennon Family Field in Providence. The first all-time meeting between these two regional powers is set for 1:00 pm on Sunday as the Bobcats will be looking for their third win in the last four games.
October 1, 2014
Senior Goalkeepers Borja Angoita and Megan Conaboy Named Quinnipiac September Athletes of the Month
Bobcats' men's soccer senior Borja Angoita (Bilbao, Spain) and field hockey senior Megan Conaboy (Clarks Summit, Pa.) have been named the Quinnipiac September Athletes of the Month, which was announced on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.
September 30, 2014
Danielle Allan Named MAAC Offensive Player of the Week
Quinnipiac field hockey senior forward Danielle Allan (Riverdale, N.J.) was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Offensive Player of the Week on Tuesday, Sept. 30, as announced by the league office. Allan becomes the first Bobcat to pick up the offensive weekly honor for the MAAC this season in what is also the first Offensive Player of the Week award of her illustrious career.
September 28, 2014
QU Field Hockey Drops Non-Conference Road Match to Maine, 4-1
Three first half goals for Maine proved too much to overcome for the Quinnipiac field hockey team as the Bobcats fell to the Black Bears, 4-1, on Sunday from the UMaine Field Hockey Complex. The non-conference road loss snaps the Bobcats’ two-game winning streak and drops Quinnipiac to 3-6 on the season while Maine picks up their second win in three games to improve to 3-6.
September 26, 2014
QU Field Hockey Travels Up to Maine for Sunday Showdown Against the Black Bears at 1:00 PM
The Quinnipiac field hockey team comes into this weekend's road matchup at Maine riding a wave of momentum as the Bobcats are riding a two-game winning streak, both of which came in come-from-behind fashion. After defeating Vermont, 3-2, last Sunday after trailing at the half, the Bobcats picked up an upset win at home over Hofstra, 4-2, on Thursday afternoon. On Sunday, Sept. 28 the Black Bears and Bobcats will square off from the UMaine Field Hockey Complex beginning at 12:00 pm.
September 26, 2014
QU Field Hockey Senior Goalkeeper Megan Conaboy Featured in Abington Journal
Quinnipiac field hockey senior goalkeeper Megan Conaboy (Clarks Summit, Pa.) was recently featured in an article featured in the Abington Journal on Friday, September 26. The article, written by contributing columnist Bill Arsenault, highlights Conaboy’s stellar play through the early part of the 2014 schedule for the Bobcats.
September 25, 2014
Danielle Allan Scores Twice to Lead QU Field Hockey to Upset Victory Over Hofstra, 4-2
The Quinnipiac field hockey team put together a complete 70-minute effort as the Bobcats scored three unanswered goals to pick up an upset victory over Hofstra, 4-2, from the QU Field Hockey Turf Complex. Facing a high flying Hofstra offense, it was the Bobcat offense that came to play on Thursday afternoon as senior Danielle Allan (Riverdale, N.J.) picked up two goals, including the game-winner in the second half as Quinnipiac won their second straight game in come-from-behind fashion. Quinnipiac’s second straight victory moves the Bobcats to 3-5 on the season while the Pride drop their second straight and fall to 7-3 in 2014.
September 23, 2014
Michelle Federico Honored as QU Field Hockey's First MAAC Rookie of the Week in Program History
Quinnipiac field hockey's freshman midfielder Michelle Federico (Cheshire, Conn.) was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Rookie of the Week on Tuesday, Sept. 23, as announced by the league office. Federico becomes the first Quinnipiac player in program history to take home the MAAC Rookie of the Week honors after a productive week full of career-firsts for the first-year Bobcat.
September 23, 2014
QU Field Hockey Looks To Start Winning Streak On Thursday At Home Against Hofstra at 3:30 PM
Coming off an impressive come-from-behind victory on Sunday, the Quinnipiac field hockey team (2-5, 0-0 MAAC) looks to continue that momentum into Thursday's meeting with the Hofstra Pride (7-2, 0-0 CAA). The Bobcats will look for their first home win of the season in the non-conference meeting slated to begin at 3:30 pm.
September 21, 2014
Gemma Cirera's Second Half Tally Seals Come-From-Behind Victory for QU Field Hockey Over Vermont, 3-2
Locked in a back-and-forth battle throughout, the Quinnipiac field hockey team came through with two clutch goals in the second half to seal the come-from-behind victory over Vermont, 3-2, on Sunday from Winder Moulton Field. Freshman Gemma Cirera (Terrassa, Barcelona) proved to be the hero for the Bobcats as her first career goal late the second half put Quinnipiac ahead for good. Quinnipiac’s victory moves the Bobcats to 2-5 on the season and 2-1 in three road contests while Vermont falls to 0-7.
September 20, 2014
QU Field Hockey Heads to Catamount Country to Challenge Vermont on Sunday at 1 PM
The Quinnipiac field hockey team packs up their bags as the Bobcats prepare for a lengthy road trip up to Burlington, Vt. to face the Catamounts. This will be the third straight season in which the two sides have faced off and the fourth time overall. Play is set to begin from Moulton Winder Field on Sunday at 1:00 pm.
September 16, 2014
QU Field Hockey Drops Non-Conference Matchup in Closing Minutes to UMass Lowell, 3-2
Despite a spirited comeback attempt, the Quinnipiac field hockey team dropped a non-conference contest to UMass Lowell, 3-2, at home on Tuesday afternoon. The Bobcats battled back from a pair of one-goal deficits but couldn’t muster one more rally as the River Hawks blasted home the game-winner with just 4:38 remaining. With the loss, the Bobcats fall to 1-5 on the season while UMass Lowell moves to 3-4.
September 15, 2014
QU Field Hockey Returns to Hamden For Non-Conference Showdown With UMass Lowell on Tuesday at 3:30 PM
After two straight road games last week, the Quinnipiac field hockey team makes its return to Hamden with a non-conference match on Tuesday against UMass Lowell. Still in search of their first home win on the season, the Bobcats (1-4, 0-0 MAAC) will look to piggyback off their 3-1 victory over the River Hawks last season and get back in the win column.
September 13, 2014
QU Field Hockey Drops Heartbreaker to Yale in Overtime, 1-0
Despite yet another outstanding effort from the Bobcat defense, the Quinnipiac field hockey fell to the Yale Bulldogs, 1-0, in overtime from Johnson Field. The Bobcats' overtime loss drops Quinnipiac to 1-4 on the season while Yale picks up their first win as they improve to 1-2.
September 11, 2014
QU Field Hockey Looking For Back-to-Back Wins on Saturday at Crosstown Rival Yale
Coming off their first win of the season on Wednesday at Holy Cross, the Quinnipiac field hockey team (1-3, 0-0 MAAC) looks to continue their upward tick on Saturday as they travel down I-95 for a matchup against crosstown rival Yale (0-2, 0-0 Ivy League) from Johnson Field. Quinnipiac looks to play spoilers on the road again, this time for the Bulldogs who’ll be hosting their annual Alumnae Weekend from Johnson Field in New Haven.
September 10, 2014
Meghan McCullough Scores Twice to Lead QU Field Hockey Past Holy Cross, 2-0
The first road trip in 2014 for the Quinnipiac field hockey team ended in victory as the Bobcats took down Holy Cross from the Hart Turf Field on Wednesday night, 2-0. Junior Meghan McCullough (Plymouth Meeting, Pa.) scored both Bobcat goals on the evening to lead Quinnipiac to their first victory of the 2014 season. With the victory, Quinnipiac improves to 1-3 while the Crusaders fall to 2-3.
September 9, 2014
Megan Conaboy Wins Her Second Straight MAAC Defensive Player of the Week Honor
Coming off one of the best games in the history of Quinnipiac field hockey, the Bobcats' senior goalkeeper Megan Conaboy (Clarks Summit, Pa.) earned her second consecutive MAAC Defensive Player of the Week honor, as announced by the league office on Tuesday, Sept. 9. Conaboy’s outstanding effort against No. 8 Penn State on Sunday brought her acclaim on both the conference and national level as she continues to stand tall in net for the Bobcats this season.
September 8, 2014
QU Field Hockey Hits the Road For the First Time in 2014 at Holy Cross on Wednesday at 7:05 PM
The Quinnipiac field hockey team (0-3, 0-0 MAAC) will hit the road for the first time in 2014 on Wednesday as they travel up to Worcester, Mass. to take on the Holy Cross Crusaders (2-2, 0-0 Patriot) at 7:05 pm from the Hart Turf Field. In search of their first victory in 2014, this will be the 10th straight year in which the Bobcats and Crusaders have faced off, with the Bobcats claiming victories in four straight meetings against Holy Cross.
September 7, 2014
QU Field Hockey Falls to No. 8 Penn State, 4-0; Megan Conaboy Brilliant in Goal Setting New Career High
Despite a valiant effort in goal from the Bobcats' senior goalkeeper Megan Conaboy (Clarks Summit, Pa.), the Quinnipiac field hockey team fell to No. 8 nationally-ranked Penn State, 4-0, on Sunday afternoon at the QU Field Hockey Turf Complex. Quinnipiac’s loss drops them to 0-3 on the season while the Nittany Lions improve to 3-1.
September 6, 2014
QU Field Hockey Freshman Michelle Federico Featured in New Haven Register
Quinnipiac field hockey freshman left back and local hometown star Michelle Federico (Cheshire, Conn.) was featured in the New Haven Register on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. The article, written by columnist David Borges, highlights Federico’s illustrious high school career right down the road playing for Cheshire High School and her journey to play for what has been her “dream” school for many years.
September 5, 2014
QU Field Hockey Plays Host to No. 8 Penn State on Sunday at 12:00 PM
After playing host to the first annual Longstreth/Bobcat Classic last weekend, the Quinnipiac field hockey team (0-2, 0-0 MAAC) returns home to face the No. 8 nationally-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions (2-0, 0-0 BIG 10) on Sunday at 12:00 pm in Hamden. This will be the first time the Bobcats have faced off against the national power Nittany Lions from the QU Field Hockey Turf Complex and just their second all-time meeting against Penn State.
September 1, 2014
Megan Conaboy Named MAAC Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week
Quinnipiac senior goalkeeper Megan Conaboy (Clarks Summit, Pa.) was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, Sept. 2, as announced by the conference office. Conaboy is the MAAC's first Defensive Player of the Week honoree of the season as the reigning MAAC Co-Goalkeeper of the Year started the year off with a couple big games against national powerhouse programs.
August 31, 2014
Field Hockey's Effort Falls Short in 3-2 Overtime Loss to Lafayette
In a game that saw the Quinnipiac field hockey team take a 2-0 lead deep into the second half, the Bobcats saw a game within its grasps slip away in a 3-2 loss in overtime to Lafayette at the QU Field Hockey Turf Complex. Quinnipiac held a halftime lead and built a two-goal lead off the stick of senior captain Danielle Allan (Riverdale, N.J.) but the Leopards came alive with two goals in the final five minutes of regulation and then with the game-winner 11:22 into the overtime period. With the loss, Quinnipiac drops to 0-2 on the season while the Leopards improve to 2-0.
August 29, 2014
Field Hockey Falls to No. 13 Boston College, 3-0, in Longstreth/Bobcat Classic Opener
The Quinnipiac field hockey team was dealt a 3-0 loss at the hands of No. 13 nationally-ranked Boston College, in the opening game of the Longstreth/Bobcat Classic from the QU Field Hockey Turf Complex.
August 27, 2014
Field Hockey Hosts No. 13 Boston College and Lafayette in 1st Annual Longstreth/Bobcat Classic This Weekend
The Quinnipiac field hockey team is coming off one of the most successful seasons in program history after capturing the inaugural Metro Atlantic Athletic Regular Season Championship and then winning the MAAC Tournament Championship. Fresh off their first NCAA Tournament berth in 10 years, the 2014 Bobcats kickoff the new season hosting the inaugural Longstreth/Bobcat Classic this weekend from Aug. 29-31 at the QU Field Hockey Turf Complex. No. 13 nationally-ranked Boston College and Lafayette will join the Bobcats for the weekend in which each team plays two games starting with the Bobcats and Eagles on Friday at 3:00 pm.
August 24, 2014
Field Hockey Edged By Defending National Champs UConn, 2-1, in Sunday Home Exhibition
The upset-minded Quinnipiac field hockey team gave their intrastate rival all they could handle from the QU Field Hockey Turf Complex but they were ultimately edged by the defending national champs, 2-1, in a Sunday exhibition match. An impressive all-around effort gave the defending NCAA champion Huskies trouble at times and has Quinnipiac heading into their 2014 season opener on Friday at home against Boston College with plenty of momentum.
August 5, 2014
QU Field Hockey Selected as MAAC Preseason Favorites; Allan, Conaboy and Osantisch Named to Preseason All-MAAC Team
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team was chosen to finish first in the 2014 MAAC Preseason Coaches' Poll, as voted on by the league's six head coaches. The 2013 MAAC Champions return 11 letterwinners, including three All-MAAC Preseason selections in seniors Danielle Allan (Riverdale, N.Y.), Megan Conaboy (Clarks Summit, Pa.) and Megan Osanitsch (Harwinton, Conn.), from a team that is fresh off their first conference title since the 2003 season.
June 23, 2014
QU Field Hockey Adds Isamarie Ramos For 2014 Season
Quinnipiac field hockey head coach Becca Main has announced the addition of Isamarie Ramos (Coopersburg, Pa.) to the Bobcats’ roster for the 2014 season. Ramos is currently the youngest member of Puerto Rico’s National Field Hockey Team.
June 11, 2014
Quinnipiac Field Hockey Announces 2014 Schedule
Quinnipiac University field hockey head coach Becca Main has announced the Bobcats’ 2014 schedule, which features 10 home contests, highlighted by match-ups against perennially nationally-ranked Boston College, Penn State and Old Dominion.