Quinnipiac University Bobcats (6-9, 4-4 NEC) vs.
Saint Francis University Red Flash (4-11, 1-7 NEC)
Date: Sunday, April 21, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: QU Lacrosse Field – Hamden, Conn.
Series vs. Saint Francis: 11-0
Quinnipiac Last Five: 3-2
Saint Francis U Last Five: 1-4
Bobcats Final Home Stand
The Quinnipiac University women's lacrosse team (5-9, 3-4 NEC) returns to NEC action this weekend. Sunday, April 21, will mark senior day for five of the Bobcats as they take on Red Flash of Saint Francis University (4-10, 1-6 NEC) for an NEC clash. All the action begins at 12 p.m. on the Mount Carmel Campus.
Senior Day Celebrations
Prior to opening draw on Sunday, April 19, the Quinnipiac Department of Athletics and Recreation will take a moment and recognize five of Quinnipiac's 2013 senior class members who will be graduating in May. The department will honor Sarah Allen, Kiera Carey, Chelsea Guerrera, Emily Mason and Lianne Toomey for their contributions to the women's lacrosse program.
Scouting Saint Francis
Spending the weekend in Connecticut, the Saint Francis U Red Flash will take on the Pioneers prior to Sunday's match-up on Friday. SFU will close out the 2013 season against the Bobcats on Sunday, April 21. The Red Flash are 4-11 overall and are 1-7 in NEC action this season. Last weekend, SFU dropped a pair of games against the Colonials of Robert Morris, 21-10, (4/12) then fell to Bucknell 9-7, just a few days later (4/16). Leading the offensive unit for the Red Flash is the freshmen duo Katie Schaaf and Olivia Pitman. The two rookies have combined for 77 points on the season. Schaag has 16 goals and 23 assists while Pitmann has accumulated a team-best 28 goals and 10 assists. The goalkeeper for the Red Flash is freshman Savannah Shores (4-9) who has seen action in 13 games this season and gathered 61 saves and an 11.34 goals against average.
All-Time Against The Red Flash
Thursday will be the 12th time the two sides will face each other, as Quinnipiac owns a perfect 11-0 all-time series lead. In their most recent meeting on April 5, 2012, the Bobcats won the contest downing the Red Flash, 14-4, on the road.
Last Time Out
Sarah Allen dished out a game-high six assists and Kyra Ochwat had five goals as the Quinnipiac University women's lacrosse team kept its playoff hopes alive with a 16-15 win over Robert Morris Friday afternoon at the QU Lacrosse Turf Field. The Bobcats improve to 4-4 on the season but still need a win on Sunday and help around the league for a chance in the NEC Tournament.
Accolades for Allen
Senior Sarah Allen has 37 assists and 20 goals for a total of 57 points on the season. Her 37 assists are good enough for first place in the NEC, tallying 2.5 assists per game. In the game against Wagner (4/7), the senior collected her 176th career point, breaking the previous record of 175 career points held by Quinnipiac Alum Katie Latonick '10. She now has 41 goals and 147 assists for her career. Allen also ranks No. 3 in the NEC in points per game with 3.5.
Telling You The Facts
Sophomore Kyra Ochwat has 53 points (39 goals, 14 assists) in 12 games during her sophomore campaign as she jumps up to the highest goal scorer in the NEC at 2.83 goals per game. The sophomore has already matched her season total last year of 39 points in her freshman campaign after missing two games earlier in the season. Ochwat also leads the NEC in points per game with 3.92.
Oh Mickey You're So Fine!
Junior Michaela Tinsley has been sensational for the Bobcats this year, recording hat tricks in ninegames - including five out of her last seven. Tinsley stands right behind Ochwat with 32 goals and two assist for 35 total points. The junior collected her 50th career goal against LIU Brooklyn on April 5. She is tied for sixth in the NEC in scoring, averaging 2.0 goals per game.
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 26 goals this season and 98 for her career.
Goals by Guerrera
Senior midfielder Chelsea Guerrera has seven goals and six assists for 13 points this year. The veteran has had 36 goals for the Bobcats in her tenure at Quinnipiac and has accumulated 57 career points. Guerrera also leads the team with 44 draw controls this season.
Focus on Fu
Junior Kayla Fu recorded her first multi-scoring game with two goals against Wagner on Sunday April 7. This year Fu tallied her first career goal in the match against UConn on Saturday, March 2. The attacker has seen increased playing time this season and has five goals and four assists so far this season.
Twice is Nice
Nerves certainly don't influence freshman Maria Blois late in the game, evidenced by two game-winning goals in the waning seconds this year. Blois scored with 2.5 seconds left to lift the Bobcats over Vermont, 12-11, on March 9, and then five games later netted the game-winner against Bryant (3/28) with 10 ticks left for a 16-15 win over the Bulldogs. The rookie has seen action in every game thus far, compiling nine goals and 11 assists for 20 points – which included her first collegiate goal against UConn on March 2.
Controlling the Field
Senior Chelsea Guerrera and junior Phoebe Laplante have combined for a total of 82 draw controls so far this season. The two have accounted for 47% of the team's total draw controls this season. Guerrera leads the team with 44 draw controls as Laplante follows with 38.
Keep Calm and "Carey" On
Freshman Aileen Carey scored the game-tying goal on Saturday, March 9, against Vermont in the comeback win. The goal was the first of her career after missing two games due to an illness. The freshman now has six goal and eight points in her freshman campaign.
No Tilting Tilts
Sophomore goalkeeper Samantha Tilts continues to impact the Bobcats defensive unit this year. Between the posts the sophomore ranks second in the NEC for her saves percentage of .456 and saves with 138. Tilts also ranks ninth in the nation in saves with 138 this season. The weekend against LIU Brooklyn 4/5 and Wagner 4/7 proved to be one of her best outings to date totaling a record of 24 saves and blocked 6-of-7 on free position shots against her opponents.
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