5 In a Row for Women’s Soccer
By TJ Buzzeo
The Quinnipiac Bobcats have now improved their record to 5-1 with an impressing 5-2 victory over the Siena College Saints last Sunday.
After not playing in a week Quinnipiac came out of the gate slowly giving up the lead within the first two minutes of the game. Siena’s Susie Blaisdell set up teammate Tabitha Tice with a header which put the Saints in the lead 1-0. In the 11th minute of the game the Bobcats got their acts together, when Justine Lombardi set up Lauren Peacock’s fourth goal of the season and eliminated Siena’s lead.
With the score tied at one goal apiece Quinnipiac’s Irish duo of Susan Donovan and Sarah Lawlor took over the rest of the game. In the 17th minute Donovan gave the Bobcats a one goal lead, kicking in a bouncing ball that Siena goalie Patti Carroll could not get a hold of. Not to be outdone, Lawlor extended the lead to two not even a minute later. The score remained at 3-1 going into the halftime break. The second half was very similar to the first. Donovan set up Lawlor for her second goal of the game in the 61st minute of play forcing the score to 4-1. Donovan ended the Bobcats scoring with her second goal of the game coming just two minutes after Lawlor’s.
Susie Blaisdell added Siena’s second goal of the game in the 68th minute of the game, cutting the deficit to three, but were unable to get anything else as the Quinnipiac defense shut any comeback try down.
When asked if there may be a friendly rivalry between Donovan and Lawlor, both laughed and said it is more with their American teammates during practice, and as long as the Bobcats win they are happy.
Chloe Beizer had another good game between the pipes, stopping five of seven shots on goal. The first Siena goal which came 1:17 in the game broke her streak of shutouts at three.
The Bobcats will return to action on Friday the 28th when they take on Iona in their 20th anniversary celebration game and then again on Sunday the 30th when they play Holy Cross. Both games will be played at Quinnipiac.