Women’s Rugby Heads to West Chester to Close Out 2013 Regular Season on Saturday, Nov. 2

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Quinnipiac University (7-2, 3-2 Northeast)
West Chester University (3-1, 2-1 Mason Dixon)

Saturday, November 2, 2013 – 11 a.m.
South Campus Rugby Pitch – West Chester, Pa.

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Closing Out The Season
The Quinnipiac University women's rugby team (8-2, 4-2 Northeast) closes out their 2013 regular season on the road when they take on Mason Dixon Conference opponent the West Chester University (3-1, 2-1  Mason Dixon) this Saturday, November 2.  The Bobcats will meet the Golden Rams on the South Campus Rugby Pitch in West Chester, Pa.  Kick-off is slated for 11 a.m.

Scouting the Golden Rams
West Chester currently stands at 3-1 overall on their 2013 season.  The Golden Rams currently are 2-1 in the Mason Dixon Conference seeing their only loss coming to Navy back on Sept. 28.  West Chester fell to the Rams 24-17.  West Chester would however bounce back defeating conference opponent James Madison, 25-22 , then Pittsburg 34-21 the following week.  The Golden Rams are led by juniors Nicole Bendetti and Katie Walston who each lead West Chester in scoring lifting them in their last two outings.

All- Time Against West Chester
This match will mark the second time these two programs have met. Last year Quinnipiac met the Golden Rams on the road in West Chester, Pa.  Each of the teams battled it out, but the Bobcats would be the ones to be victorious in a 32-12 win. Natalie Kosko led the team with fifteen points for Quinnipiac.

2013 Northeast Conference Champs
For the second year in a row, the Quinnipiac women's rugby team was recognized by their conference as regular season champions. This year the Bobcats went 4-2 against Northeast Conference opponents and 3-0 in their division. Last year Quinnipiac posted a perfect season concluding Tri-State Conference play, 11-0.

Pointed Out
Quinnipiac featured two players to finish in the top 10 for scoring in the Northeast Conference. Sophomore Natalie Kosko and senior Allison Gnys were recognized in the first and 10th positions. Kosko has led the Northeast with  85 points against opponents in the conference and leads the team with 135 points. Gnys finished with 46 points in her senior campaign. 

Out Numbering the Competition
So far this year, the Quinnipiac women's rugby team has outscored their Division I opponents, 438-135.

Kosko Cracks a Career High
Sophomore Natalie Kosko marked a career high with six tries in one game against the Huskies of Northeastern (11/2).  The wing, so far, has 135 points this season and totals 250 points for her career in just her second season playing for Quinnipiac.

Shut Down
The win against UConn on Saturday, Oct. 19, marks Quinnipiac's first shutout of the season and their eighth shutout in the last two years. 

Racking up the Myles 
Newcomer Maggie Myles recorded her first try of her freshman campaign against Air Force (9/7).  The rookie has accounted for 24 points in the young season to lead her freshman class in scoring for the Bobcats.

Senior Farewell
On Saturday, Oct. 26, the Quinnipiac athletic department took a moment to honor eight of the Quinnipiac women's rugby seniors.  The Bobcats honored five of their senior players, Melissa Condo, Colleen Doherty, Nancy Dunn, Allison Gnys and Elena Orlando.  Along with the celebration the women's rugby team recognized their volunteer assistant coaches, Jacqueline MacLearie, Marie Pescatore, and Katie Wood.

Kosko Crushes Huskies
It was all Quinnipiac on Saturday, Oct. 26, as the Bobcats went on to defeat Northeastern University, 98-7, on Senior Day at the QU Rugby Field. Sophomore Natalie Kosko finished the game with a career-high of 30 points against the Huskies. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 8-2 overall and 4-2 in Northeast Conference action.

Blanking the Huskies
Sophomore Natalie Kosko led Quinnipiac to their fourth straight victory of the season on Saturday, Oct. 19, with four tries as the women's rugby team defeated UConn, 49-0, at Depot Field. The Bobcats improve to 7-2 overall and 3-2 in Northeast Conference action.

Minute to Win It
The Quinnipiac women's rugby team defeated the UMass Amherst Minute Women, 94-5, on Saturday, Oct. 12 for its fourth straight win of the season. The Bobcats are now 7-2 overall and 2-2 in the Northeast conference.  Shannon Durkin and Natalie Kosko led Quinnipiac's attack with four tries apiece, while senior Allison Gnys, junior Elisa Cuellar and sophomore Devon Vieira also had 10 points apiece. The final result was the highest winning margin for the Bobcats this season.