October 3, 2009

Men's Soccer Squares Off With Saint Francis (Pa.) Sunday At Noon

Quinnipiac University Bobcats (3-0-5, 0-0-1 NEC) vs.
Saint Francis (Pa.) University Red Flash (4-5-1, 0-0-1) NEC
Sunday, October 4, 2009 - 12 p.m.
Hamden, Conn. - Quinnipiac Soccer Field

Sunday's Game
The Quinnipiac University men's soccer team hosts Saint Francis (Pa.) on Sunday, Oct. 4 at 12 p.m., at the Quinnipiac Soccer Field. The Bobcats opened their Northeast Conference schedule with a scoreless draw against Robert Morris on Friday afternoon. The tie moved Quinnipiac's record to 3-0-5 overall and 0-0-1 in conference play. The Bobcats are one of just two teams remaining in the NEC without a loss this season.

Scouting the Red Flash
Saint Francis comes to Hamden with a 4-5-1 overall record and a conference mark of 0-0-1. In the team's last game, the Red Flash played to a 1-1 tie with Central Connecticut on Friday in New Britain in their NEC opener. David Butler scored his second goal of the season in the 18th minute to put the Red Flash up 1-0, but CCSU tied the game with 13 seconds remaining for the 1-1 draw. Darius Motazed has played a majority of time in net for Saint Francis and sports a goal-against average under two.

Hear The Game
Sunday's game can be heard live on the WQAQ webstream. Alex Birsh will handle the play-by-play duties, while Robin Schuppert will add color commentary. Fans can also follow the action with live stats. Both can be accessed by clicking the appropriate links above.

It's All About Hall
For the fourth time in 2009, senior goalkeeper Freddy Hall (St. George, Bermuda) did not allow an opponent to score. The Quinnipiac netminder's fourth shutout of the season came in the team's NEC opener against Robert Morris. Hall stopped all six Colonial shots on goal in 110 minutes of action.

He's Back!
After missing two games, senior captain Shane Recklet (Shelton, Conn.) returned to the Bobcats' lineup against Robert Morris. Although used primarily as a midfielder against the Colonials, Recket's play on defense helped the Bobcats keep their opponents off the scoreboard.

Second Time
For the second time this season, the Bobcats played to a scoreless draw. On Sept. 7 Quinnipiac tied nationally-ranked Loyola (Md.), 0-0, before Friday's game with Robert Morris became the second scoreless tie of the season. The Bobcats also played two 0-0 games last season, coming at Sienna and against Monmouth.

Missed Chances
Dwayne Mars (St. Michael, Barbados) and Nick Pelicaen (Schoten, Belgium) had the best scoring opportunities for Quinnipiac. Mars made a move around a defender in the 77th minute, but shot the ball into the side of the net. Four minutes later, Pelicaen put a ball just wide of the goalpost on a shot from 15 yards out.

Last Time
Quinnipiac defeated the Red Flash last season, 2-0, in Loretto, Pa. The Bobcats hold a 5-4-1 all-time series advantage over Saint Francis and are 3-1-1 all time at home in the series.