September 10, 2010

Women Fall To Siena, 1-0

HAMDEN, Conn. - The Quinnipiac University women's soccer team was defeated by Siena, 1-0, in their home opener at the Quinnipiac Soccer Field on Friday, Sept. 10. With the loss, the Bobcats drop to 0-3, as Siena improves to 4-0 overall.


Quinnipiac goalkeeper Jillian Kelley (Simsbury, Conn.) led the defense with five saves. Siena goalie Elizabeth Barna matched Kelley, also making five saves in the game.

Both teams took numerous shots throughout the game. Overall, Quinnipiac took a total of 12 shots, while Siena had 15 shots. The Bobcats had several scoring opportunities, including the six shots taken by junior forward Furtuna Velaj (Stamford, Conn.).

Quinnipiac defenders made several plays to help keep the Bobcats alive in the match. However, in the 51st minute of the game, Siena midfielder Lindsay Tegas scored the game's only goal after a blocked shot taken by teammate Gabby Racines. The goal was Tegas' first of the season.

The Bobcats travel to Worcester, Mass. for a non-conference match against The Crusaders of Holy Cross on Sunday, Sept. 12. The game is set to begin at 2 p.m. at the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium.