Women's Rugby Heads to Vassar College, Sunday, Sept. 23

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Sunday, September 23, 2012 – 2 p.m.
Quinnipiac University Bobcats (3-0) (0-0 Tri-State) vs.
Vassar College (1-0-1) (0-0 Tri-State)

Vassar Farm – Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Headed to Poughkeepsie
The Bobcats are back on the road to Poughkeepsie, N.Y. to meet with the Brewers of Vassar College.  Quinnipiac will play at Vassar Farm at 2p.m. The Bobcats are coming off of two back to back victories against Binghamton on Sept. 9, 91-0, and SUNY New Paltz on Sept. 16, 94-0. The Bobcats tallied their largest margin of victory in program history against the Hawks.

All- Time Against Vassar
This match-up will mark the second meeting between these two programs.  The Bobcats are 0-1 all-time against Vassar. Their last match up was Oct. 8 when Quinnipiac fell to the Brewers, 38-5.

Scouting the Brewers
Vassar is off to a 1-0-1 record for this season.  Last year the Brewers finished second in conference play and was a strong competitor going 4-2 on the 2011 season. Vassar holds a new line up with 10 new freshman to the program and have over 20 returning athletes to the program.

Bobcats on a Roll
With the Bobcats win over the Hawks on Sunday, Sept. 16, Quinnipiac improves to 3-0 in their already impressive season.  The start has already proved to be their best start in program history. The Bobcats have shattered their largest victory margin from earlier this year against SUNY New Paltz, 94-0.  With the win, Quinnipiac had 12 players post points for the Bobcats. For the second time this season there has been 12 players who have scored during a game for Quinnipiac.

Bobcats Brawl by Binghamton
Sunday, Sept. 9, 12 Bobcats posted points to crush Binghamton, 91-0. Freshman Raechel Stimson posted the first try of her career while Krystin Orrico led the team with 24 points while also going 8-for-15 on conversions. Shannon Durkin, Elisa Cuellar and Allison Gnys combined for seven tries, with Cuellar also adding an assist. Freshman Devon Vieira, Tesni Phillips, Jennifer Salomon, Jacqueline Maclearie, Nancy Dunn, Colleen Doherty and Katie Wood all had one try a piece.

Dunn Going the Distance
Senior flanker Nancy Dunn guided QU to the victory with the game-winning try in the best-of-three series. Dunn found the room to maneuver through the Eastern Illinois' defensive end and crossed the goal line for the game-winning try with less than two minutes showing on the clock. The 5-0 triumph gave the Bobcats their first win over Eastern Illinois, improving to 1-3 all-time against the Panthers.

About Tri- State Rugby Conference
Metropolitan New York Rugby Football Union, made the change to the Tri-State Rugby Conference in the summer of 2012. The Conference believes that education through sport and inter-collegiate competition play a vital role in a student's personal development. Quinnipiac will play in the Tri-State Rugby Conference, which is the home to Marist, Vassar, Rutgers, Binghamton, Albany, SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Stony Brook, and Hofstra.

Look Ahead for the Bobcats
Quinnipiac comes home to Marist on September 30th.   The Bobcats then start October on the road against Stony Brook on the 7th.  Mid-October the team stays home to take on Hofstra University and West Chester on QU Rugby field October 14th and  20th. The team hits the road one last time in regular season to Albany on October 28th. November 4th marks senior night for the players; the Bobcats will take on Rutgers University in their final match of the regular season.

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