Women's Soccer Plays Saint Francis (Pa.) and Robert Morris This Weekend

Friday, Oct. 15, 2010 - 4:00 p.m.
Quinnipiac University at Saint Francis University
DeGol Field - Loretto, Pa.

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010 - 1 p.m.
Quinnipiac University at Robert Morris University
North Athletic Complex - Moon Township, Pa.

Conference Play On The Road
The Quinnipiac University women's soccer team (4-5-2) travels for two Northeast Conference match-ups this weekend. The Bobcats face the Saint Francis (Pa.) Red Flash (2-2-0 NEC, 8-4-1) on Friday, Oct. 15 at the DeGol Field in Loretto, Pa. Quinnipiac then plays the Colonials of Robert Morris (2-2-0 NEC, 5-7-1) on Sunday, Oct. 17 at the North Athletic Complex in Moon Township, Pa. The games are scheduled to begin at 4:00 and 1:00 p.m., respectively. The Bobcats are currently third in the NEC with a record of 2-1-2, while Saint Francis (Pa.) and Robert Morris are tied in seventh.

Live Stats At Robert Morris
Live stats for this weekend's games at Robert Morris will be available. To access the live stats, please click on the appropriate link on the women's soccer schedule at www.quinnipiacbobcats.com.

Scouting Saint Francis (Pa.)
With six points, the Red Flash are currently ranked seventh in the NEC women's soccer standings. Saint Francis (Pa.) lost, 1-0, in its most recent outing at Bryant on Oct. 10. The Red Flash won NEC games against Robert Morris on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2-1, and against Mount. St. Mary's, 6-1, on Oct. 3. Monmouth beat St. Francis (Pa.), 3-1, on Oct. 1. Tessa McKibben leads the Red Flash's offense with nine goals and seven assists. The sophomore leads the NEC with 25 points. Other offensive threats for Saint Francis (Pa.) are Haleigh Dunyon and Ba Maros de Carvalho. Dunyon has tallied seven goals and one assist on the season, while Maros de Carvalho has scored three goals and made nine assists. Lauren Fearer and Brianna Butcher have split time in net for the Red Flash. Fearer has made 39 saves and allowed six goals, while Butcher has made 25 saves and allowed nine goals. Brenda van Stralen is in her seventh season with Saint Francis (Pa.).

Red-Flashback To The Past
Quinnipiac holds an overall record of 5-3-3 with Saint Francis (Pa.). In their most recent match-up last season, the Bobcats beat the Red Flash, 1-0, at the Quinnipiac Soccer Field. Lindsay Oliveri scored the game winning goal, which was assisted by Kristina Del Mistro. Quinnipiac goaltenders Biz Cook and Kendra Margulies combined for the shutout. Cook earned the win, making seven saves in 62 minutes played, while Margulies recorded three saves in her 27 minutes in net.


Scouting Robert Morris
Robert Morris lost, 2-0, in its most recent match-up against Bryant on Friday, Oct. 8. The Colonials lost, 4-1, in its first NEC game of the season on Sept. 26. Robert Morris' two conference wins of the season were against Mount St. Mary's (1-0) and Monmouth (2-0), earlier this month. Ayana Davis leads the Colonials with seven goals on the season. Jess Sharik, Katie Austin, Rachel Sebbens, and Jennifer Tobar, have each tallied two goals. Starting in net for Robert Morris is Jessica Olin. Olin has started in 12 of the Colonials' 13 games this season. Olin has allowed 21 goals and leads the NEC with 80 saves. Robert Morris is coached by John Kowalski.

All-Time Against The Colonials
Quinnipiac is currently 9-2-0 with Robert Morris. In their most recent outing on Oct. 30, 2009, The Bobcats clinched playoff berth with a 3-0 win against the Colonials at the Quinnipiac Soccer Field. Furtuna Velaj recorded her third hat trick of her career in the victory. Quinnipiac goalie Biz Cook pulled down eight saves for her fourth shutout of the season.

Last Weekend At QU
The Bobcats went 1-1-0 at the Quinnipiac Soccer Field last weekend. The women lost against Monmouth, 2-1, on Friday, Oct. 8 and beat Mount St. Mary's, 2-1, on Sunday, Oct. 10.

McLoughlin Makes Moves
Senior Meagan McLoughlin (Rocky Hill, Conn.) scored her second goal of the season in Friday's match against Monmouth. The goal was assisted by junior Furtuna Velaj (Stamford, Conn.).


Del Mistro In The Defeat
Junior midfielder Kristina Del Mistro (East Williston, N.Y.) scored her first goal of the season against the Mountaineers. Del Mistro also assisted in the Bobcats' first goal of the game, which was scored by sophomore Jillian Strassner (Avon, Conn.) for her third goal of the season.

Coach Clarke Wins 100th Game
Head Coach Dave Clarke won his 100th career game at Quinnipiac on Sunday, Oct. 10 against Mount St. Mary's, 2-1.

Games In October
Quinnipiac plays its third consecutive away game against NEC opponent Bryant University on Friday, Oct. 22 at the Bryant Track and Field Complex in Smithfield, R.I. at 3:00 p.m. The Bobcats face Harvard in a non-conference match-up on Tuesday, Oct. 26 at the Ohiri Field in Cambridge, Mass. at 3:00 p.m. Quinnipiac finishes the regular season back at the Quinnipiac Soccer Field for two home contests against Sacred Heart University on Friday, Oct. 29 at 2:00 p.m. and Fairleigh Dickinson on Sunday, Oct. 31 at Noon.