Women's Lacrosse Visits Denver On Thursday, March 15 At 2 PM (MST)

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Thursday, March 15, 2012 @ 2 p.m. (MST)
Quinnipiac University Bobcats (1-1, 0-0 Northeast Conference) vs
Denver University Pioneers (1-1, 1-0 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) 

Barton Lacrosse Stadium – Denver, Colo. 

Bobcats Take On Pioneers
The Quinnipiac women's lacrosse team (1-1, 0-0 NEC) visits Denver (1-1, 1-0 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) on Thursday, March 15 at 2 p.m. (MST) at Barton Lacrosse Stadium in Denver, Colo.

Live stats for Thursday's game can be accessed by visiting the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com.  

About Denver
The Pioneers are coming off their first win of the season following a 20-6 win over St. Mary's (Calif.) on Sunday, March 11. Denver was led by freshman Jill Remenapp's seven points (two goals, five assists), followed by sophomores Jenn Etzel and Gretchen Nace's four goal outings. Overall, the Pioneers are led by Remenapp's eight points (two goals, six assists), followed by Etzel (five goals, one assist) and redshirt junior Kara Secora's (three goals, three assists) six points. Senior Melissa Maier leads the team with seven draw controls, while sophomore Cailie Murphy is the team leader with eight ground balls. Senior Ashley Harman holds a 10.58 goals against average to go along with a .346 save percentage on the year. 

All-Time Against The Pioneers
Thursday's game will be the second time the two sides face each other, with the previous meeting occurring on Sunday, April 3, 2011. On that day, Quinnipiac came away with a thrilling 16-15 win in double overtime, as senior captain Lauren Matuszczak scored the game-winning goal just 15 seconds into the extra session. Senior Christine Sinnigen led the squad with five points (three goals, two assists), while juniors Marissa Caroleo (North Babylon, N.Y.) and Devon Gibney (Hopkinton, Mass.) combined to add six additional total points for the Bobcats. Junior goalie Noelle Martello (Westbury, N.Y.) made 14 saves in goal. 

Last Time Out
Quinnipiac earned its first victory of the season with an 18-14 win over St. Mary's (Calif.) on Monday, March 12. Senior Marissa Caroleo led the team with nine points on eight goals and one assist, while junior Sarah Allen (Glastonbury, Conn.) collected a team-high seven assists. Sophomore Michaela Tinsley (Shrewsbury, Mass.) and junior Lianne Toomey (Hicksville, N.Y.) each added five points on three goals and two assists, while Martello turned away 13 shots in the win.

The teams went back and forth through the first 10 minutes of action, however Quinnipiac separated itself by scoring five of the final six goals in the first half to take a 10-6 lead into the locker rooms. The Gaels netted three of the first four goals of the second half to cut the deficit to 11-9 and eventually came back to tie the game at 14-apiece after a three goal spurt. Tinsley's key score with 7:28 remaining ended St. Mary's run as the Bobcats scored the final four goals of the game to take the victory. 

Caroleo's Career Day
Marissa Caroleo experienced the most productive game of her career on Monday, collecting a career-high eight goals and nine total points. The senior attacker scored the first three goals of the game for Quinnipiac (and four of the first five), en route to a six goal first-half performance. With her first goal of the game, Caroleo surpassed the 100 goal mark of her career, as she now sits alone in fourth place all-time in Quinnipiac history with 107 career tallies. 

Lucky Number 7
Sarah Allen matched her career-high with seven assists on Monday against St. Mary's. Assisting on Quinnipiac goals is nothing new for Allen, as she led the team and the NEC last season with 34 helpers. 

DC Machine
Devon Gibney grabbed a career-high nine draw controls in Monday's game against St. Mary's. Her previous career-high of seven draw controls came on April 23, 2011 against Mount St. Mary's. 

Breakout Performance
Michaela Tinsley collected career high totals in goals (three), assists (two) and points (five) in Monday's game against St. Mary's. The sophomore finished last season as the team-leader among freshmen with eight total points on six goals and two assists 

Offensive Outburst
Quinnipiac's 18 goals marked the first time it scored 18 or more goals in a game since last year's 18-9 victory over Sacred Heart in the Semifinals of the NEC Tournament on Friday, April, 29. The Bobcats scored 18 goals or more in only one other game (on Sunday, April, 17 against LIU) during the 2011 season. 

Helping Hands
Every goal scored by the Bobcats (not including free-position goals) during their win over St. Mary's was an assisted tally. Quinnipiac had 13 total assists in the game, the most assists in a game since its 18 assists against LIU on Sunday, April 17, 2011.

Season Schedule
Following Thursday's game, Quinnipiac returns to the east coast to face Brown on Sunday, March 18 at 1 p.m., before hosting its first home game of the season on Wednesday, March 21 at 2 p.m. against Vermont.

Quinnipiac travels to face Wagner on Friday, March 23 at 3 p.m., followed by a contest at LIU Brooklyn on Sunday, March 25 at 5 p.m. Quinnipiac hosts Mount St. Mary's on Friday, March 30 at 3 p.m. before hosting Monmouth the following Sunday, Apr. 1 at 12 p.m.

Quinnipiac heads out on the road for a three-game stretch against Saint Francis (Thursday, Apr. 5 at 3 p.m.), Robert Morris (Saturday, Apr. 7 at 11 a.m.) and Sacred Heart (Friday, Apr. 13 at 4 p.m.).

The Bobcats finish the regular season with three-straight home contests against Fairfield on Sunday, Apr. 15 at 12 p.m., Central Connecticut on Friday, Apr. 20 at 4 p.m. and Bryant on Sunday, Apr. 22 at 12 p.m.

For more information about the women's lacrosse team, please visit the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics,www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com.

Contact: Ross Bennett; rsbennett@quinnipiac.edu