Sunday, April 22, 2012 @ 12 p.m.
Quinnipiac University Bobcats (8-6, 7-1 Northeast Conference) vs
Bryant University Bulldogs (5-10, 4-4 Northeast Conference)
QU Lacrosse Turf Field – Hamden, Conn.
Senior Day Sunday
The Quinnipiac women's lacrosse team (8-6, 7-1 NEC) hosts its final game of the regular season when Bryant (5-10, 4-4 NEC) comes to town on Sunday, April 22 at 12 p.m. The Bobcats are coming off a 14-11 victory over Central Connecticut on Friday, April 20, helping them retain sole possession of first place in league play. Senior Marissa Caroleo (North Babylon, N.Y.) and junior Sarah Allen (Glastonbury, Conn.) were the stars for the Bobcats once again, as they combined for 11 points on the afternoon. Senior goalie Noelle Martello (Westbury, N.Y.) turned away 10 shots in goal for her sixth victory of the season.
Live stats for Sunday's game can be accessed by visiting the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com.
Quinnipiac Honors Its Seniors
Prior to Sunday's contest, Quinnipiac will honor its four seniors playing in the final games of their Quinnipiac careers. Seniors Marissa Caroleo (North Babylon, N.Y.), Kim Davis (Dairen, Conn.), Devon Gibney (Hopkinton, Mass.), and Noelle Martello (Westbury, N.Y.) will all be recognized with an on-field ceremony.
Lend A Paw, Help Bobcats Donate!
The Quinnipiac women's lacrosse team will be accepting non-perishable food items for the benefit of the Keefe Community Center Food Assistance Program, located in Hamden. Please join your fellow Quinnipiac women's lacrosse supporters in donating to a good cause!
Katie Latonick '10 Recognized
Former Quinnipiac women's lacrosse player Katie Latonick '10 will be recognized at Sunday's game with an on-field ceremony, as she currently holds the program's all-time points record, with 175. Latonick broke the previous program-record of 170 career points (set by Marta Waldron '02) on Friday, April 23, 2010 in the NEC Semifinals against Monmouth, and added three more points the following Sunday in the Championship game Against Sacred Heart, to finish her career at Quinnipiac.
Bryant is coming off an 11-10 loss to Sacred Heart on Friday, April 20, losing its second consecutive game in the process. Prior to Friday's game, Bryant was coming off a 9-6 loss to Robert Morris on Sunday, April 15. The Bulldogs were held to a season-low one goal in the first half of play, and were unable to make up that lost ground in the final 30 minutes. Lisa Vendel finished with a game-high three goals, as well as six ground balls for Bryant, while Lauren Filippone made six saves in goal.
Overall, Bryant's offense is led by Lauren Sheridan's (36 goals, six assists) 42 points, followed by Haley Bloom's 37 points (31 goals and six assists). Filippone currently holds a 10.71 goals against average and a .505 save percentage on the year.
All-Time Against The Bulldogs
Sunday's game marks the fourth time the two sides will have faced each other, with Quinnipiac holding the edge with a 2-1 record. Bryant defeated Quinnipiac last season, 11-9, on April 10, 2011. Senior Laura Iannotti finished with a team-high four goals and junior Marissa Caroleo matched a game-high with four ground balls, but a second half push by the Bulldogs handed the Bobcats their only NEC loss of the season.
Gibney Breaks Record
With a game-high seven draw controls on Friday against Central Connecticut, Devon Gibney became the program's all-time leader in career draw controls, with 148, breaking Tiffany Manzi's '09 total of 142. Gibney also broke her own program-record of 47 draw controls (set during the 2011 season), as she now has 52 on the season. She currently ranks second among NEC players in overall draw controls per game (4.00), and is fifth in in-conference draw controls, with 3.50 per game.
Listed below are the four possible playoff scenarios (depending on Sunday's Season-Ending Outcomes):
Quinnipiac wins, Sacred Heart wins: #1 Quinnipiac, #2 Sacred Heart, #3 Monmouth, #4 Mount St. Mary's
Quinnipiac wins, Sacred Heart loses: #1 Quinnipiac, #2 Monmouth, #3 Mount St. Mary's, #4 Central Connecticut
Quinnipiac loses, Sacred Heart wins: #1 Sacred Heart, #2 Quinnipiac, #3 Monmouth, #4 Mount St. Mary's
Quinnipiac loses, Sacred Heart loses: #1 Quinnipiac, #2 Monmouth, #3 Mount St. Mary's, #4 Central Connecticut
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