Quinnipiac University Bobcats (1-2, 0-0 NEC) vs.
University of Vermont (3-2, 0-0 America East)
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Virtue Field – Burlington, Vt.
Series vs. Vermont: 5-3
Quinnipiac Last Five: 1-2
Vermont Last Five: 3-2
Live Stats: QuinnipiacBobcats.com
2013 Season Underway
The Quinnipiac women's lacrosse team (1-2, 0-0 NEC) continues its 2013 non-conference slate as they travel to the University of Vermont this Saturday, March 9th. Action will begin at 1p.m. on Virtue Field in Burlington, Vt.
Saturday's game can be seen online live through UVMAthletics.com, which can be accessed by clicking the appropriate links on www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com. Fans can also tune into live stats as well.
The Catamounts are off to a 3-2 start for the 2013 season. Sydney Mas leads the team in scoring with 15 goals and five assists for a total of 20 points. Jessica Roach, who leads the Catamount in points with 21, has 12 goals this year and nine assists. Recently, Vermont wrapped up a cross coast trip where they fell to the University of Oregon, 14-13, in overtime. The Catamounts then faced Davison University where they received their third win of the year, 12-10, in Eugene, Oregon. Mas had a game-high five points on four goals and an assist, while Roach added a goal and a game-high three assists against Davison. Freshmen Vanessa VanderZalm and Erica Estey also chipped in with two goals apiece. Charlotte Lyons made seven saves on the way to picking up her third win of the season.
All-Time Against The Catamounts
Vermont is 5-3 in the all-time series against the Bobcats and has come away with the victory three out of the last four times the two schools met. The last time Quinnipiac met the Catamounts in Vermont they came away with a 12-11 victory on March 13, 2011.
Toomey Hits 100
Senior Lianne Toomey hit her 100th career point in the game against Iona on March 6, 2013. The point was made in the deciding seconds of overtime against the Gaels as Toomey found the back of the net for the second time on the day. Toomey has recorded four goals and four points through Quinnipiac's first three games. The senior currently has 76 career goals.
Goals by Guerrera
Senior midfielder Chelsea Guerrera is off to a strong start with two goals on the season. The veteran has had 31 goals for the Bobcats in her tenure at Quinnipiac and has accumulated 50 career points. Guerrera also leads the team with 10 draw controls this season.
Focus on Fu
Junior Kayla Fu recorded her first career goal in the match against UConn on Saturday, March 2. The attacker has seen increased playing time this season and has three points for the Bobcats.
Freshman Maria Blois recorded her first collegiate career goal in the game against UConn on Saturday, March 2. Blois, with just under eight minutes to play in the first half, ripped a shot into the net to pull closer to the Huskies. The rookie has seen action in all three games, compiling four points thus far.
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 12 goals and two assists for 14 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. Allen this year has seven assists on the young season and 118 assists for her career.
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.
She Shoots She Scores
Senior Lianne Toomey tallied at least one goal in every game of the 2012 season. Toomey finished the regular season with third overall on the team with 31 goals, as well as points (43).
Four seniors will suit up for their last season on the turf this year, Sarah Allen, Kiera Carey, Chelsea Guerrea and Leanne Toomey, looking to continue where they started and build on winning a championship. "Our four have done a great job keeping the team focused in practice," said Head Coach Danie Caro. "They really feel a sense of urgency as their careers are coming to an end. They have unfinished business and would love to become the first class to win two NEC championships."
Bobcats 2013 Season Preview
Quinnipiac enters the 2013 season with their eyes set on the NEC Tournament title. The Bobcats' 2012 season (7-2 NEC, 8-8 overall) saw record-breaking performances, from senior attack Sarah Allen and sophomore Kyra Ochwat writing new records for Quinnipiac. The motivation to remain as one of the top programs in the conference with a tough pre-season slate it will pose a challenge for the Bobcats as they continue under eight year veteran head coach Danie Caro.
"We're very excited for the season to start. We made some significant changes to our playing style this year, so it will be fun to see how we stack up against the opposition. We have a very challenging non-conference slate of games, but we believe that those tough games early will get us ready for NEC competition."
As a team, Quinnipiac ranked towards the top of the conference in nearly every category. The squad was second in goals per game (10.88), first in assists per game (7.25), first in points per game (18.12). Quinnipiac finished third with .458 in save percentage per game as well as third in shots on goal (20.00).
"We should be fairly solid at every position, but really expect our offense to be our strength. Our challenge will be consistency from game to game and play to play. Staying healthy and continuing to develop some of our younger players will be two keys to our preparation for NEC play starting in mid-March."
Contact: Bethany Buckholz; firstname.lastname@example.org