Beizer Shuts Out NEC Opponents
By TJ Buzzeo
Chloe Beizer has been very good in goal for the Bobcats this season, and nothing changed after this past weekend, with two dominating performances for Beizer, shutting out Robert Morris on Friday October 12, and repeated the performance on Sunday October 14 against St. Francis (PA).
When the 4-6-2 Robert Morris Colonials came to Hamden, they had thoughts of turning their season around, however Beizer and the Bobcats had other ideas. The scoring started in the 21st minute of the game when Quinnipiac’s Sarah Lawlor got the rebound off of a Meagan McLoughlin shot and put it in the back of the net. Robert Morris kept the deficit to one going into the half. The Bobcats put the game on ice scoring twice early in the second half. The first goal of the half was scored by Leisl Lissfelt in the 56th minute. Lawlor scored her second goal of the game in the 62nd minute putting the game out of reach for the Colonials. Quinnipiac’s Susan Donovan assisted on both second half goals. Beizer stopped the only two shots on goal on route to her fifth shut out of the season.
The Bobcats would have liked to save a goal or two for their game against St. Francis (PA) as neither team was able to score. The Bobcats had a couple chances in the second half to put one between the pipes, but were unable to capitalize due to the very stingy defense of the Red Flash. Beizer stopped four shots to keep St. Francis (PA) scoreless, but was matched save for save with the Red Flash’s Jessica Boyer, who had six saves. For Beizer that was her sixth save of the season and second in as many games. Boyer was able to shut out the Bobcats for just the second time all season, the first coming in a season opening loss to Lehigh. The Bobcats were unable to outshoot the Red Flash 16-11, which includes a dominating 7-3 second half advantage. They were also able to get the advantage with the corner kicks 6-5.
Sarah Lawlor’s two goal game against Robert Morris earned her Brine/NEC Rookie of the Week. Lawlor leads the NEC in assists (7), goals (7), shots (62) and points (21). It is the second week Lawlor has been named Rookie of the Week (9/4/07).
Beizer had another dominating week, recording six saves and two shutouts. The two shutouts were not able to break the tie between her and Felicia Amaral of Long Island University (6) who also, shut out two opponents this past weekend.
The Bobcats continue to receive regional attention as they are now ranked 11th on soccerbuzz.com’s Northeast regional rankings, moving up from 12th. Quinnipiac is also currently second in the NEC standings. The Bobcats hope to move up in the rankings with two NEC games this weekend. On Friday October 19th they travel to Emmitsburg, MD to play Mount St. Mary’s who is 3-10 (1-3) on the season. The big game for NEC women’s soccer comes on Sunday October 21st when the Bobcats face Monmouth in West Long Branch, NJ where the top two teams in the NEC will face off.