No. 3 Quinnipiac Meets No.4 Navy in ACRA Quarterfinals Sunday
#4 Navy (5-0, 4-0 Mason Dixon)
#3 Quinnipiac University (9-2, 4-2 Northeast)
Sunday, November 17, 2013 – 2 p.m.
Anderson Rugby Complex – West Point, N.Y.
Moving On Up
The Quinnipiac University women's rugby team (10-2, 4-2 Northeast) continues on in the American Collegiate Rugby Association Tournament Quarterfinals. The No. 3 Bobcats will meet the No. 4 Navy Rams (5-0, 4-0 Mason Dixon) on Sunday, Nov. 17. Kick-off is slated for 2 pm on Field One.
ACRA National Tournament
Quinnipiac will meet No. 4 Navy in the ACRA Quarterfinal round. The winner of the match will have the opportunity to advance on in the tournament Final Four and National Championship taking place on Dec. 7 and 8th at Lake Myrtle Park in Auburndale, Fla.
How The Bobcats Got Here
The Bobcats for a second consecutive season, finish their year over the .500 mark at 9-2 overall. Quinnipiac started the season strong, going on an 18 game winning streak from the 2012-13 season with wins both at Eastern Illinois and Air Force. The Bobcats would suffer their first setback in the regular season since their inaugural debut to the 2013 National Champions the Norwich Cadets. Quinnipiac would only suffer one more setback to AIC before going on a six game winning streak. Quinnipiac who placed first in their Northeast Conference division received a bye for their first game in the post season before competing in the ACRA Tournament this weekend.
Scouting the Rams
Navy enters Saturday's matchup standing at 5-0 overall and 4-0 in the Mason Dixon Conference. The Rams who had a perfect regular season met West Chester back on Sept. 28. The two programs battled it out, however Navy would take the 24-17 victory over the Golden Rams. Navy would go on the following weekend to blank Temple 95-0. The Rams would finish their final game against Pittsburg strong to solidify their perfect regular season.
All-Time Against Navy
This match will mark the first time these two programs have met.
Out Numbering the Competition
So far this year, the Quinnipiac women's rugby team has outscored their Division I opponents, 562-172.
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 160 points this season and totals 275 points for her career in just her second season playing for Quinnipiac.
One Sweet Victory
Sophomore Natalie Kosko led the Quinnipiac women's rugby team to their seventh consecutive win of the 2013-14 season with 25 points and two assists for Quinipiac. The Bobcats outlasted Boston University, 59-15, in the Sweet 16 round of the ACRA National tournament on Saturday, Nov. 16. The Bobcats now stand at 10-2 overall and 4-2 in the Northeast Conference.
Sophomore Natalie Kosko and Senior Allison Gnys finished the regular season both in the Top10 for scoring in the Northeast Conference. Kosko blew away the Conference opponents ranking first overall in the scoring index with 85 points in the Bobcats six meetings. Gnys also made the cut ranking 10th overall with 46 points for Quinnipiac.
The Quinnipiac University women's rugby team received a surprise on Saturday, Nov 8, when Summit High School of Colorado recently held their Colorado High School State Rugby Championships. Of the teams competing throughout the state, each player made an "I Play for Austin" t-shirt to support Quinnipiac's effort in the Austin Hill Project. The schools together raised $797.49 for the project.
The Quinnipiac women's Rugby team went on to defeat the West Chester University Golden Rams on Saturday, Nov. 2, 29-22 on the South Campus Rugby Pitch. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 9-2 overall and 4-2 in Northeast Conference action. For the regular season, the Bobcats have outscored their opponents, 467-157.
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.
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.