Newark, N.J. - Freshman Natalia Grodzki (Bartlett, Ill.) recorded her first shutout of the season as the Quinnipiac University women's soccer team played to a 0-0 double-overtime draw against New Jersey Institute of Technology of the Big West Conference Friday night. The tie holds the Bobcats' overall record at 3-0-1 for the season. The Highlanders' tally their record to 2-4-1 for 2012.
Senior Shauna Edwards (Southington, Conn.) and Kemesha Woodfine (Stratford, Conn.) each contributed great opportunities for the Bobcats to score. The seniors combined for five shots with great looks between the posts. Both forwards ran a one-on-one attack that Highlander's goalkeeper Samantha Bersett tracked down to keep the score tied at zero a piece.
Quinnipiac held the offensive advantage in shots and corners throughout the match. The Bobcats powered through NJIT taking 10 shots on the offensive line. Freshmen Jessica Jankowski (Berkeley Heights, N.J.), Amanda Barroca (Bellmore, N.Y.), sophomores Christina Cesarini (Garden City, N.Y.), Kathryn Young (Fairfield, Conn.), and senior Crystal Burns(Overland Park, Kan.) all had touches for the Bobcats but were unable to put the game away.
Grodzki finished the game with two saves to shut out the Highlanders, making her 1-0 in season play and matching her counter-part Bersett in saves.
The Bobcats return home on Sunday, September 9, when they take on intrastate rivals Hartford Hawks at 2 p.m. on QU Soccer Field.