Women's Rugby Hosts Marist, Sunday, Sept. 30

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Sunday, September 30, 2012 – 1 p.m
Quinnipiac University (4-0) (3-0 Tri- State)
Marist College (2-1) (2-1 Tri-State)
QU Rugby Field – Hamden, Conn.

Bobcats Hot Start
The Bobcats welcome the Marist Foxes this Sunday, Sept. 30, to the Mount Carmel Campus.  Quinnipiac will play on the QU Rugby Field at 1p.m. The Bobcats are coming off back to back victories against SUNY New Paltz on Sept. 16, 94-0 and Vassar College on Sept. 23, 36-12. The Bobcats tallied their largest margin of victory in program history against SUNY New Paltz and were tested last week against the Brewers.  The Bobcats currently stand at number one in the Tri-State Conference and look to improve on their 4-0 start. 

All- Time Against Marist
This match-up will mark the second meeting between these two programs.  The Bobcats are 1-0 all-time against the Foxes. Their last match up was Oct. 2 in their debut home opener on the Mount Carmel Campus when Quinnipiac posted 23-7 over Marist.

Brewers No Match
Quinnipiac continued their unbeaten 3-0 season in Poughkeepsie when Vassar played host to the Bobcats. Sophomore Elisa Cuellar led in points for Quinnipiac women's rugby team  adding two tries and an assist for Quinnipiac to lead them to a 36-12 victory against the Brewers at Vassar Farm  With the win, the Bobcats remains undefeated as they improves 4-0 and 3-0 in Tri-State Conference play this year.

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
The Bobcats 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