Women's Soccer Hosts Siena College For Season Opener On Friday, Sept. 10

2010 Home Opener
Friday, Sept. 10, 2010- 4 p.m.
Quinnipiac University vs. Siena College
Quinnipiac Soccer Field - Hamden, Conn.

Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010- 2 p.m.
Quinnipiac University at Holy Cross
Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium - Worcester, Mass.

2010 Home Opener
The Quinnipiac University women's soccer team (0-2) plays their first home game on Friday, Sept 10 at 4 p.m. against non-conference opponent Siena College. The Bobcats then travel to Worcester, Mass. on Sunday, Sept. 12, to face Holy Cross at 2 p.m. Live stats are available for both games and can be accessed by clicking the links above.

Scouting Siena College
Siena College (3-0) opened the regular season with a win against Connecticut, 3-2, in overtime play. The Saints defeated Stony Brook, 4-2, and Providence, 4-3. Playing in net for Siena is senior Elizabeth Barna, who has made one appearance for the season and has made a total of three saves. Junior Laura Ettinger, also a starting goalkeeper, has made 16 saves in two starts. Freshman Brittany Pfaff leads Siena in points (10), scoring five goals in the season, while junior midfielder Lindsay Tegas leads the team with two assists. Siena was picked to finish third out of 10 teams in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Preseason Coaches' Poll after finishing the 2009 regular season in second place.

Past Seasons Against The Saints
The Bobcats hold an all-time record of 2-1 against the Saints, since 1999. The two teams matched-up last season on Sept. 19, when Siena defeated Quinnipiac in overtime, 4-3. Quinnipiac out-shot Siena, 22-15, and senior goalkeeper Kendra Margulies (Weston, Mass.) made seven saves in the game. The Bobcats beat the Saints in 2007, 5-2, and in the 1999 season, 2-0.

Taking A Look At Holy Cross
Quinnipiac travels to Holy Cross (1-3) in a non-conference game Sunday. Holy Cross won their season opener against Rhode Island, 2-0, and went on to lose their next three games against Central Connecticut, 3-2, New Hampshire, 3-1, and Wagner, 4-1. Leading the Crusaders, with six points on two goals and two assists, is senior forward Shelby Stand. The starting goalkeepers, Ashlyn Angell and Natalie Jenkins, have made a combined 10 saves. Holy Cross was selected to finish sixth out of eight teams in the Patriot League Women's Soccer Preseason Poll, after finishing the 2009 season with an overall record of 7-9-3.

All-Time Against The Crusaders
Quinnipiac holds an overall record of 5-3 against Holy Cross. Quinnipiac has won the last three match-ups between the two teams, the most recent on Sept. 30, 2007, when Quinnipiac defeated the Crusaders, 2-0. In their last competition, the Bobcats outshot the Crusaders, 20-5.

Firsts of the Season
Quinnipiac comes into the weekend with a 0-2 overall record. The Bobcats lost their first game of the season against Army, 2-0 on Friday, Sept. 3, and came close to a comeback the following Sunday, Sept. 5, in a battle against Lehigh University. Down 3-0 at the half, Quinnipiac freshman Aine McKeever (Derry City, Ireland) scored her first career goal off an assist by junior Furtuna Velaj (Stamford, Conn.). In the last minute of the game, Velaj scored her first goal of the season, but Quinnipiac would lose the game 3-2.

What's Happening In Hamden
The Bobcats will play a pair of non-conference games at the Quinnipiac Soccer Field in Hamden, Conn. next weekend. The team hosts Dartmouth on Friday, Sept. 17 at 3 p.m. and Rhode Island on Sunday, Sept. 19, at 12 p.m.