Women's Lacrosse Plays at Robert Morris and Saint Francis (Pa.) This Weekend

Game #12
Quinnipiac University Bobcats (7-4, 6-0 NEC) vs.
Robert Morris University Colonials (5-6, 3-2 NEC)
Friday, April 9, 2010 - 12:30 p.m.
Joe Walton Stadium - Moon Township, Pa.

Game #13
Quinnipiac University Bobcats (7-4, 6-0 NEC) vs.
Saint Francis (Pa.) University Red Flash (6-7, 2-3 NEC)
Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 1:00 p.m.
DeGol Field - Loretto, Pa.

This Weekend
The Quinnipiac University women's lacrosse team will make its semi-annual trip to Western Pennsylvania this weekend to take on Robert Morris and Saint Francis (Pa.). The Bobcats travel to Moon Township, Pa., Friday, April 9 at 12:30 p.m., to square off with the Colonials in the first game of the weekend before making the two-hour trip east to play the Red Flash on Sunday, April 11 at 1 p.m., in Loretto. The Bobcats enter the weekend with a 6-0 record in Northeast Conference play with a chance to lock up one of the high seeds in the league's postseason tournament with two wins.

Scouting Robert Morris
The Colonials are currently in third place in the league standings with a 3-2 mark, trailing just Quinnipiac and Sacred Heart. Robert Morris is trying to break the cycle of the same four teams qualifying for the NEC Tournament every season, by knocking out either Monmouth or the Mount in 2010. Picked fourth by the NEC coaches in the Preseason Poll, the Colonials have not been far off that prediction. Senior attacker Alana Beck was named the NEC Player of the Week for her performances last weekend in games against the Red Flash and cross-town rivals from Duquesne. She leads the team in scoring with 27 goals and 35 points. Ashley Trombetta is not far behind with 34 points on 20 goals and a team-best 14 assists.

Scouting Saint Francis
The Red Flash started the season winners of two of their first three games after entering the season just 3-100 in program history. Saint Francis then rattled off two wins to start the NEC season, the first two conferences victories in program history. Since those two wins, the Red Flash fell in three-straight league games and four straight overall. Kate Simmons leads the team with 34 goals and 46 points in 2010, while Chelsea Kent's team-best 13 assists have her second in scoring with 33 points. Danielle Pokusa has been the starter in net all season, posting all six wins, while allowing opponents to score just north of 13 goals per game.

Six Shooter
Devon Gibney (Hopkinton, Mass.) recorded six points in a game for the fourth time this season at Wagner. Her four goals and two points matched her career high in points set last season at Robert Morris and equaled the four times in 2010.

Latonick Leads
Team captain Katie Latonick (Severna Park, Md.) picked up three more assists this season to give her 97 in her career and 30 this season. The graduate student in her fifth season with the program leads the NEC in assists per game, averaging 2.73 a contest. That is nearly one assist more per game than anyone else in the conference.

Trio of One
Senior Lyndsey Banach (Syracuse, N.Y.) scored a season-high three goals against Wagner. She matched that figure with season highs in ground balls, draw controls and points, all with three.

Pick It Up
After being named the NEC Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season, junior Kaitlyn Kelly (North Massapequa, N.Y.) responded with four draw controls against the Seahawks. Already owning the NEC's top single-game mark for draw controls with seven against Bryant, Kelly is second on the team with 26 this season.

New Name in the Box Score
Sophomore Jane Moldovan (Shoreham, N.Y.) scored her second goal of the season at Wagner. She had previously scored this year against LIU on Mar. 26. The goal against the Seahawks was just the third of her career, scoring once last season in a win over Detroit-Mercy.