Streak Remains Alive
By TJ Buzzeo
After dropping their first game of the season to Lehigh, the Quinnipiac Women’s Soccer team has went on a tear winning four straight games, outscoring their opponents 11-1 during that stretch. This past week they picked up the last two wins of their streak, beating Delaware State and Providence.
On Friday, September 14 the Hornets of Delaware State University came up to Hamden looking for their second win of the year. The Bobcats shut the door on the Hornets quickly scoring all three of their goals within the first twenty minutes of play. Susan Donavon started things off scoring a goal in the fifth minute of play, her second of the season. Meagan McLoughlin extended the lead to two with her goal less than five minutes after Donavon’s. Amber Sidoti added her first goal of the season in the 17th minute of the game to put it on ice. Both Justine Lombardi and Sarah Lawlor assisted Sidoti on her goal. Goaltender Chloe Beizer had a very slow day making the stop on the only opportunity Delaware State gave her.
The Bobcats traveled to Providence to play the Friars and hoped to keep their winning ways going. Lauren Peacock began the Quinnipiac scoring with a goal in the 34th minute of the game. Going into the half, one would have had to give the Friars a chance, unfortunately for them Amber Sidoti was playing. Sidoti scored two goals in the second half, putting the game out of reach for Providence.Chloe Beizer played great again making five saves and racking up her third straight shut out of the season.
Sidoti received NEC Player of the Week honors for her excellent play. She recorded three goals in the two Quinnipiac victories. She is tied in the team lead for goals (3) and is second in points (6) to Lauren Peacock (7).
The Bobcats will go for five straight on Sunday, September 23, when the Saints of Siena College will come to Hamden.