March 6, 2013

Women's Lacrosse Travels to Iona on Wednesday

Quinnipiac University Bobcats (0-2, 0-0 NEC) vs.
Iona College (1-2, 0-0 MAAC)

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Mazzella Field – New Rochelle, N.Y.
Series vs. Iona: 3-0
Quinnipiac Last Five: 0-2
Iona Last Five: 1-2
Live Stats: QuinnipiacBobcats.com

Complete Game Notes as a PDF

2013 Season Underway
The Quinnipiac women's lacrosse team (0-2, 0-0 NEC) continues its 2013 non-conference slate as they hit the road for a five game stint. Quinnipiac will face future MAAC foe Iona College on Wednesday, March 6, in New Rochelle, N.Y. Action will begin at 3 p.m. on Mazzella Field.

Multimedia
Wednesday's game will be available through live stats and can be accessed by visiting the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com. 

About  Iona
The Gaels are off to a 1-2 start for the 2013 season. Iona defeated Sacred Heart in their season opener, 8-6, followed by back-to-back losses against UConn, 13-2, and UMass, 22-6. The Gaels offense has been led by senior captain Kylie Gregory (six goals and four assists) and sophomore Casey Palmer (three goals).  Iona's goalkeeper Maria Ortiz has seen the majority of time in net, with a record of 1-2 while between the pipes. Ortiz has 28 saves on the young season. The Gaels were picked to finish fourth in the MAAC pre-season poll after finishing the 2012 season at 9-7 overall and 3-5 in MAAC.

All-Time Against The Iona
Saturday's game will be the fourth time the two sides face each other on the turf. Quinnipiac holds the all-time record, 3-0. Their last meeting was on March, 24, 2010, the Bobcats came away with an 19-9 victory over the Gaels.

Kyra Gets it Done
Sophomore Kyra Ochwat is currently ranked 20th in goals per game and 29th in points per game.  So far, Ochwat has recorded seven goals and two assists for nine points this year.

Allen Tops 100 – And The Nation's Best

Sarah Allen recorded her 112th assist to become Quinnipiac's career assists leader, surpassing Katie Latonick's ('10) career total of 111. In the 2012 season, Allen broke the program's single season assist mark (previously 44 set by Latonick in both 2009 and 2010), and currently sits in third-place all-time in program single-season points. Allen was recognized as the 2012 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Statistical Champion in two categories; assists and assists per game.

Sophomore Strong
Sophomore attack Kyra Ochwat embarks on her second season in Bobcats uniform after a stand out freshman campaign.  The sophomore's rookie season ranks up there as one of the best in program history, as she was just two goals away from tying the all-time rookie record for single-season goals, 35, set by Marta Waldron in 1999. Ochwat finished just short of Waldron's 44 single season points set by a rookie with 39. Ochwat posted five goals in the season-opener against Yale.

On The Cusp
A program-record is on the verge of being broken, as all are held by former Quinnipiac women's lacrosse great, Katie Latonick '10. Sarah Allen is just one assist away from tying her all-time assist total of 111.

Contact: Bethany Buckholz; bethany.buckholz@quinnipiac.edu