Quinnipiac University Bobcats (1-2-3, 0-0 MAAC)
University of Hartford Hawks (5-0-2, 0-0 AE)
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 – 4 p.m.
QU Soccer Field – Hamden, Conn.
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The Quinnipiac University men's soccer team (1-2-3, 0-0 MAAC) hasn't conceded a goal in 200 minutes of soccer, and will look to continue the trend on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. The Bobcats welcome the Hawks of Hartford (5-0-2, 0-0 AE) for a 4 p.m. kickoff at the QU Soccer Field on Mount Carmel Campus.
Quinnipiac's game against Hartford will be streamed live across the world on YouTube.com. Bobcat fans can access live video - 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".
Series History against Hartford
The Bobcats are all square with the Hartford Hawks, 5-5-2, in a series that dates back to Quinnipiac's inaugural season in the NCAA's highest division. However, the rivalry dictates that the home team has the advantage when hosting. Quinnipiac is 4-1 when playing at the QU Soccer Field.
Scouting the Hawks
Hartford kept its unbeaten streak alive on Friday (9/20) in a New England clash, and improved to 5-0-2 on the season. The Hawks have two ties against Villanova (1-1) and American (0-0), but has been victorious in their five other matches - Holy Cross (1-0), Siena (1-0), Massachusetts (1-0), Marist (1-0, 2OT) and most recently Harvard (1-0). In their last outing, senior David Bernhardsson connected with junior Rohan Roye for his second goal of the year to propel Hartford to a 3-2, overtime win over the Crimson at Al-Marzook Field in West Hartford. Bernhardsson leads the Hawks in scoring with two goals and two assists, while six others have a goal to their name. David MacKinnon and Viltsu Tuumi have each seen time in goal, with MacKinnon posting shutouts in four of his five starts.
Last Time out against Army
The Bobcats battled Army to a 0-0 tie through double-overtime at the QU Soccer Field on Mount Carmel Campus (9/18). In a very physical match between two defensive-minded squads, chances on the offensive end actually came quite often. Evidenced by a 16-14 QU advantage in shots and a 10-7 QU edge on corner kicks, both teams certainly had their opportunities to get on the scoreboard. However, two of the region's best goalkeepers shined in this one – Angoitia and Army's Winston Bolt – leaving a scoreless deadlock at the end of 110 minutes of action.
The Streak Continues
The Bobcats' defense, led by goalkeeper Borja Angoitia, posted its second consecutive clean sheet against the Black Knights (9/18). Angoitia recorded a season-high 10 saves and garnered his eighth career shutout. He hasn't allowed a goal in over 207 minutes of soccer.
Angoitia in the Record Books
Angoitia continues to climb upwards in Quinnipiac's all-time record books. Angoitia's eight shutouts has him in sole possession of second place all-time in the category, and his 17 career wins are good enough for third all-time in that category. He is also third all-time in goals against average (1.33).
MAAC Defensive Player of the Week
In a week that consisted of two stellar performances, Borja Angoitia was named the MAAC Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, announced Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 by the league's office. Borja Angoitia posted 10 saves in a 1-1 week for the Bobcats. In the first game of the week against Loyola (Md.) (9/11), Angoitia made seven saves in an unfortunate 1-0 loss. Angoitia was stellar all match, but a breakaway goal in the 83rd minute proved to be the difference in the losing effort. Angoitia followed that performance with three saves and his first clean sheet of the season in a 1-0 win over Holy Cross (9/14). Angoitia made two saves in the first half and one in the second to preserve the shutout.
Hinde's Hot Start
Simon Hinde lifted Quinnipiac to the team's first win of the season against Holy Cross (9/14), when he finished off his fourth goal of the campaign. Hinde's tally came on a penalty kick after a hand ball in the 18-yard box, as the Bobcats then held on for the three points. Hinde's marker was the fifth of his career, giving him a total of 14 points during his two-year stint with the Bobcats.
NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Regional Poll
The Quinnipiac University men's soccer team was ranked 10th in the third NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I North Atlantic Regional Poll, announced by the association on Tuesday, September 17, 2013. The NSCAA/Continental Tire College Rankings are an indicator of week-to-week status of qualified programs.
College Sports Madness Player of the Week
Senior Simon Hinde was named to the College Sports Madness Men's Soccer MAAC Player of the Week, announced on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 by the website. Hinde was Quinnipiac's savior over the weekend, as the senior co-captain erased a 1-0 deficit in the 86th minute with his third goal of the season. With the Leopard goalkeeper out of position, Hinde received a pass from Machel Baker and placed a shot towards goal. In a last-ditch effort to preserve the shutout, a Lafayette defender sprinted after the ball in attempt to clear – but couldn't keep the ball from crossing the line - leaving a 1-1 deadlock.
Baker, Hinde Lead Attack
Simon Hinde and Machel Baker have accounted for all six goals through Quinnipiac's first six games. Hinde has four goals, scoring once against Providence (8/30), Boston College (9/2), Lafayette (9/7) and Holy Cross (9/14). Baker tallied a goal and an assist against Providence (8/30); scored again against Boston College (9/2); and then tallied an assist in the game against Lafayette (9/7).
That's Three for Nicol
Sam Nicol collected his third career assist against Boston College (Sept. 2) when he connected with Baker in the 12th minute of play. It was his first of the 2013 campaign.
Coach of the Year
Head Coach Eric Da Costa is currently 55-63-28 overall (.478) and 33-29-14 (.526) in conference competition. Da Costa led the Bobcats to the 2012 regular-season title and was named Coach of the Year by his peers.
The Bobcats are back in action on Saturday, Sept. 28 with its final non-conference game of the season. Quinnipiac travels across the town border to Yale for a 7 p.m. start at Reese Stadium in New Haven.