Women's Soccer Hosts Bryant On Senior Day On Friday, Nov. 4 At 3 PM

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Friday, November 4, 2011 – 3 p.m.
Quinnipiac University Bobcats (4-10-1, 3-6 NEC) vs.
Bryant University Bulldogs (8-7-3, 4-4-1 NEC)
Quinnipiac Soccer Field – Hamden, Conn. 

2011 Season Finale
The Quinnipiac University women’s soccer team hosts NEC opponent Bryant University in both teams’ final game of the 2011 season on Friday, Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. at the Quinnipiac Soccer Field. The Bobcats enter the match-up at 4-10-1 overall and 3-6 in the NEC, while the Bulldogs currently stand at 8-7-3 on the year and 4-4-1 in league action.

Senior Day
Quinnipiac will honor its five graduating student-athletes prior to Friday’s game against Bryant. The Bobcats will recognize seniors Furtuna Velaj (Stamford, Conn.), Chelsea Smith (Terryville, Conn.), Kristina Del Mistro (East Williston, N.Y.), Jill Kelley (Simsbury, Conn.) and graduate student Kyla Miles (Newtown, Conn.) for their accomplishments while at Quinnipiac.

Live stats and audio will be available for Friday’s game and can be accessed by visiting the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com.

All-Time Against The Bulldogs
Quinnipiac leads the all-time series with Bryant, 2-1. Last season, the Bobcats shut out the Bulldogs, 1-0, on the road on Oct. 22, 2010.

Scouting Bryant
Bryant enters Friday’s make-up game at 8-7-3 on the year. The Bulldogs improved to 4-4-1 in league action after defeating Mount St. Mary’s, 2-1, in its most recent outing on Oct. 28.  The team has also picked up NEC wins against Wagner, Fairleigh Dickinson, and Robert Morris this season. The Bulldogs’ offensive efforts have been led by Ari Goldberg and Kaitlyn Hick, who each post a team-high 10 points this year. Hinck also leads the team with four goals, while Goldberg has talled a team-leading four assists. Bryant goldkeepers Kelsi Jacob and Lauren VIverito have split time in net this year, making 12 and nine appearances, respectively. Together, the goalies have made 72 saves and allowed 27 goals this season.

Last Time Out
Quinnipiac fell, 4-2, at Central Connecticut State on Friday, Oct. 28 under the lights. Senior Furtuna Velaj and junior Crystal Burns each notched a goal for the Bobcats. Freshman Mary Rose Corrado earned her first assist of the year in the NEC contest.

NBC30 Features Furtuna
Quinnipiac senior Furtuna Velaj was recently featured on NBC30 in a report by sports anchor Kevin Nathan. Velaj currently posts 93 career points and leads the team with 13 points and six goals this season.

Contact: Lindsay Oliveri, lmoliveri@quinnipiac.edu