Manhattan College Jaspers (5-10-1, 2-5-1 MAAC)
Quinnipiac University Bobcats (2-5-3, 2-1-2 MAAC)
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 – 2 PM
QU Soccer Field– Hamden, Conn.
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Quinnipiac Hosts Manhattan College
The Quinnipiac University women's soccer team plays host to Manhattan College on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 2 PM. The matchup is a battle between the (2-3-3 MAAC) Bobcats and the (2-5-1 MAAC) Jaspers looking to pick up some crucial MAAC points before the MAAC tournament next week. Manhattan was projected to finish tenth in the MAAC this season while the Bobcats were projected to finish 8th. Quinnipiac currently sits in eighth in the MAAC four points behind Siena for fifth place while Manhattan sits in ninth trailing Quinnipiac by two points.
Quinnipiac's game against Manhattan will be streamed live across the world on YouTube.com. Bobcat fans can access live video - with play-by-play and color commentary provided by QBSN - by clicking on the appropriate links at QuinnipiacBobcats.com or by visiting YouTube.com/quinnipiacathletics, clicking on "Videos" and then "Events". QBSN Broadcast Manager Zack Daly (QU '14) and Jordan Katz (QU '14) will be on the call.
Last Time Out
Despite the first goal of Jess Lavoie's (Berlin, Conn.) career the Quinnipiac Bobcats fell to the Canisius Golden Griffins on Saturday night in Buffalo. Brittany Krause and Kathleen Lawver scored for Canisius in the 2-1 win. The Bobcats fall to 2-7-4 and 2-3-3 in the MAAC while Canisius moves to 4-13-1 and 2-7 in the MAAC.
Scouting the Jaspers
Manhattan is off to a 5-10-1 overall start (2-5-1 MAAC). The Jaspers are coming off a 2-1 loss in double overtime to Rider on Saturday, Oct.19. This will be Manhattan's final road game of the season. They return home on Saturday Oct. 26 at 1 pm against Siena. Manhattan returns 19 players from last year's squad. Seven of those players made at least ten starts last season. The 2012 team went 5-12 overall and 2-7 in conference play.
The Jaspers return forwards Janie Schlauder and Martine Diamond for their senior seasons. Schlauder and Diamond were tied for the team lead in goals in 2012 with four goals each. Two of Diamond's four goals were game winners. Manhattan also returns 2012 All-MAAC Rookie team midfielders Emily Ude and Taylor Salkowsky for their sophomore seasons. 2012 Second Team All-MAAC forward Aislinn McIlvenny currently leads the team with six goals on the season.
Series History with Manhattan
Quinnipiac has a 1-1-0 all-time record against Manhattan. The most recent game came on Sept. 12, 2004 when Quinnipiac defeated Manhattan 2-0 in Hamden, Conn. The Jaspers won the first game between the two teams on Sept. 27, 1998 2-1 in Hamden, Conn.
If The Season Ended Today
With every women's soccer team in the MAAC making the MAAC tournament this season every single result will determine the opening round matchups at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Quinnipiac is currently in eighth four points behind Siena for fifth place. Quinnipiac would face these same Jaspers who sit in ninth if the opening round started today. Seeds 1 through 5 receive an opening round bye in the MAAC Tournament.
Lavoie Scores First Career Goal
Junior Jess Lavoie scored her first career goal on Oct. 19, 2013. She has appeared in 45 games as a Bobcat, making 42 starts, and has one goal and one assist for her career.
McKeever Sets Single Season High
With a penalty kick goal against Niagara senior Aine McKeever tallied her third goal of the season which sets her career high for a season. The defender/midfielder now leads the team in goals scored on the season.
Take a look into the Quinnipiac Women's Soccer Program
Using a GoPro Hero 2 camera Senior Aine McKeever (Derry City, Northern Ireland) and the Quinnipiac women's soccer team filmed and edited their day to day activities inside the program. Here is the October edition video.
Grodzki Named Defensive Player of the Week
After two stellar performances for the week of Sept. 23-Sept. 29, sophomore Natalia Grodzki (Bartlett, Ill.) has been named the MAAC Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, announced Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 by the league's office. Grodzki was instrumental in net for the Bobcats, which included a week that saw the Bobcats go 1-0-1 to put them on top of the MAAC table.
Fontaine Is Honored
After a game in which she had four points freshman Jessica Fontaine (Enfield, Conn.) has been named the MAAC Women's Soccer Rookie of the Week, announced Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 by the league's office. Fontaine was a key contributor in the Bobcats first win as a member of the MAAC. Fontaine finished the day on Saturday with a goal and two assists as the Bobcats opened conference play with a 3-0 win over Saint Peter's
Grodzki & Graessle Combine For Clean Sheet
On Sat. Sept 21 sophomore goalie Natalie Grodzki (Bartlett, Ill.) and junior goalie Tori Graessle (Millburn, N.J.) combined for a shutout in the Bobcats first game as a member of the MAAC against Saint P
eter's. Grodzki played 76 minutes in net making two saves while Graessle finished out the final 14 minutes of the win. Grodzki also posted a clean sheet on Sunday Sept. 8 through two overtimes against Holy Cross.
MAAC Preseason Coaches' Poll
The Quinnipiac University women's soccer team was selected to finish eighth in the 2013 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Preseason Coaches' Poll, announced by the league office on Wednesday, August 21, 2013. The Bobcats, who have advanced to postseason play in three of their last five seasons, will look to turn some heads in their first season in the MAAC.
Rk. Team (Pts)
1 Fairfield (115)
2 Marist (113)
3 Monmouth (86)
4 Rider (69)
5 Niagara (68)
6 Siena (64)
7 Iona (62)
8 Quinnipiac (59)
9 Canisius (45)
10 Manhattan (32)
11 Saint Peter's (13)
The Senior Class
Quinnipiac brings back four seniors for the 2013 campaign. Taylor Healey, Beck Kiting, Aine McKeever and Mary Corrado are all set for one last go in a Bobcats' uniform. Healey played in all 17 games last season while starting in 13 of them and had two goals on the year. Kiting started all 17 games last year and had two game winning goals for the Bobcats including one against Mount St Mary's (10/14) in the 106th minute. McKeever played in all 17 games, which included 14 in a starting role, scoring one goal and assisting on two others while Corrado played in three games.
The Quinnipiac women's soccer team defense ranked nationally in two NCAA defensive statistics and goals against average in 2012. The team posted a .737 goals against average which ranked 34th nationally while they were tied with Western Illinois for 42nd in the nation with a .471 shutout percentage.
#15 For Clarke
Head Coach Dave Clarke enters his 15th season at the helm of the Bobcats women's soccer program while entering his first season in the MAAC Conference. Through his first 14 seasons at Quinnipiac, Clarke owns a 117-110-24 record. He picked up his 100th career win back in the 2010 campaign with a win over Bryant University.
An Honor for Eriksen
Sophomore defender Nicole Eriksen (Stamford, Conn.) was named to the 2013 College Sports Madness MAAC Conference Women's Soccer Preseason All-Conference Second Team, announced on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 by members of the association. The list of athletes includes the top players in women's soccer for the upcoming campaign.
Going to Disney World
The MAAC hosts one sport every year as a part of a four sport rotation at the ESPN World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. The 2013 MAAC Women's Soccer Tournament will be the tournament held at the complex. Instead of the normal four team format every MAAC Conference team qualifies for the tournament held from October 31st to November 2nd.
The Look Ahead for the Bobcats
The Bobcats will host a familiar foe for Senior Day on Saturday, Oct. 26. They host former NEC and current MAAC foe, the Monmouth Hawks. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 PM with ceremonies starting before the game.