Quinnipiac University Bobcats (2-2, 0-0 NEC) vs.
Fairfield University Stags (3-4, 0-0 MAAC)
Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Alumni Field – Fairfield, CT.
Series vs. Fairfield: 0-3
Quinnipiac Last Five: 2-2
Fairfield Last Five: 2-3
Live Stats: FairfieldStags.com
Live Video: FairfieldStags.tv
The Quinnipiac women's lacrosse team (2-2, 0-0 NEC) continues its 2013 season and will look to climb over the .500 mark when they travel to Fairfield, Conn. to take on the Stags at Alumni Field on March 11th. Faceoff is set for 3 p.m.
Tuesday's game can be seen online live through FairfieldStags.tv, which can be accessed by clicking the appropriate links onwww.QuinnipiacBobcats.com. Fans can also tune into live stats as well.
The Stags have started the season 3-4, with two losses coming in overtime. Led by Chloe Mangan's 15 goals and 19 points, Fairfield has four players with double-digit points. Melanie Raso has added 13 goals and 5 assists, Addie Reilly has 10 goals and four assists despite missing two games, and Courtney Chmil has nine goals and two assists in the non-conference season. This will be Fairfield's third straight game against fellow Connecticut schools as they fell to UConn 12-11 in overtime their last time out, and three days prior beat Sacred Heart 18-3. Katie Keenan has started six of the team's seven games in goal and has posted a 7.95 GAA and a .427 save percentage.
All-Time Against The Stags
Quinnipiac is 0-3 all-time against Fairfield, including an 11-5 home loss last spring. Kyra Ochwat, Lianne Toomey, and Kearney Sneath all scored for the Bobcats in the loss.
Dynamic Duo Sophomore Kyra Ochwat and junior Michaela Tinsley have filled the void left by Marissa Caroleo and Devon Gibney. Ochwat has played in three of the Bobcats four games this year and has averaged 4 goals per game for a total of 12 goals and two assists along with 19 shots on goal. Tinsley, on the other hand, has played in all four games and has picked up 11 goals and an assist with 16 shots on goal.
Freshman Aileen Carey scored the game tying goal in Saturday's comeback win against Vermont on March 9. The goal was the first of her career.
Quinnipiac's five-goal comeback against Vermont was the largest comeback in program history. After trailing 10-5 at the 21 minute mark, seven of the game's final eight goals, capped by Aileen Carey's game-tying goal with 25 seconds left, and then Maria Blois' hat-trick game winner to beat the buzzer.
Maria Blois, Sarah Allen, and Michaela Tinsley have each recorded at least a point in all four games this season. The trio has combined for 17 goals and 14 assists through the first four tilts.
Toomey Hits 100
Senior Lianne Toomey hit her 100th career point 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 seven goals through Quinnipiac's first four games. The senior currently has 77 career goals.
Goals by Guerrera
Senior midfielder Chelsea Guerrera is off to a strong start with three goals on the season. The veteran has had 32 goals for the Bobcats in her tenure at Quinnipiac and has accumulated over 50 career points. Guerrera also leads the team with 11 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 four games, compiling seven points thus far.
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).