November 1, 2010

Women's Ice Hockey To Face Princeton On Tuesday, Nov. 2 At 7 PM

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 7 p.m.
Quinnipiac University Bobcats (5-3-1) (0-2-0 ECAC) vs.
Princeton University Tigers (1-3-0) (1-1-0 ECAC)
TD Bank Sports Center - Hamden, Conn.

Tuesday's Game

The Quinnipiac University women's ice hockey team will look to get back on track when it hosts Princeton University on Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn.

Follow The Bobcats
Live Stats for Tuesday's game will be available. To access live stats, please click on the appropriate links on women's ice hockey schedule at www.quinnipiacbobcats.com.

About Princeton University
Princeton comes to Hamden with a 1-1 ECAC Hockey record and a 1-3 record overall. In its last game on October 30 against Cornell University, Princeton was defeated, 5-1. Tigers junior forward Paula Romanchuck scored the lone goal for Princeton in the third period at the 5:12 mark. Romanchuck leads the Tigers with two goals scored on the season, as freshmen forwards Sally Butler and Denna Laing are the only other skaters who have netted goals thus far. Between the pipes, sophomore goaltender Cassie Seguin has a .922 save percentage this season with a 2.54 goals-against average.

Past History Against The Tigers
Tuesday's game will be the 12th time the two teams will have faced each other, as Princeton holds a 9-0-2 all-time series lead. In their last meeting on January 2, 2010, Princeton defeated Quinnipiac, 1-0. Freshman goaltender Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) recorded 26 saves on the evening.

Last Time Out
On Saturday, Oct. 30, Quinnipiac lost in overtime to Colgate University, 2-1. Freshman forward Elena Orlando (Chico, Calif.) tallied her first-career goal with 12:49 to go in the third period. Sophomore forward Kristen Eklund (Barrington, R.I.) earned her second assist of the season on the goal. Vigilanti turned away 37 shots in the contest, her second-highest total on the year.

Wheeler Keeps Rolling
Junior forward Kate Wheeler (Oakville, Ontario) scored her sixth goal of the season on Friday, Oct. 29 against Cornell University. Wheeler is now tied for the team-lead in goals with freshman forward Erica Uden Johansson (Sundsvall, Sweden) and is tied for third on the team in total points with eight. The six goals in a season is also a new career-high for the junior forward.

Busy Between The Pipes
Vigilanti made a season-high 39 saves against Cornell University on Friday, Oct. 29. She followed with a 37-save performance the following night on Saturday, Oct. 30 against Colgate University.

California Girl
Freshman forward Elena Orlando, a Chico, California native, netted her first-career goal for the Bobcats on Saturday, Oct. 30 against Colgate University. She is just the third freshman to score a goal for Quinnipiac this season.

History On Their Side
Despite losing their last two games, the Bobcats have not endured a three-game losing streak since the 2008-09 season.

On The Road
Quinnipiac returns to action on Friday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. when it travels to Schenectady, N.Y. to face Union College. On Saturday, Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. it will face Rensselaer in Troy, N.Y.