The Dream Season Continues
Bobcats Remain Undefeated With 2 Ties Over the Weekend
By Jamie Palatini
The Bobcats are still undefeated after 1-1 ties against both Robert Morris and St. Francis (PA) over this past weekend. Quinnipiac’s overall record is now 9-0-3 and 3-0-2 in the conference, putting them in 3rd in the NEC standings. Quinnipiac remains one of two undefeated teams in NCAA Division I soccer, alongside #1 nationally ranked Wake Forest.
Friday’s contest against Robert Morris, which was broadcasted on the Bobcats Sports Network presented by WQAQ, was played during what can only be described as a monsoon. Heavy rains fell all afternoon making for difficult playing conditions and lots of fouls. It was a downright sloppy game due to the rain, as shown by the seven yellow cards. Robert Morris got on the board first with a PK by Jacek Przednowek in the 26th minute. The score remained that way until Dwayne Mars scored his first collegiate goal in the 66th minute off of a missed header by Graciano Brito. Quinnipiac played a man down for the last 35 minutes of the game after defenseman Pierre Soubrier received his second yellow of the game. Freddy Hall loomed large in net for the Bobcats with twelve saves on the day. All things considered, the Bobcats were fortunate to walk away with a 1-1 draw.
Sunday’s game saw much favorable conditions with 80 degree temperatures and sunny skies. However, the results weren’t much different. Senior Danilo Schiavon put the Bobcats on the board with his 5th goal of the year in the 23rd minute off a pass from Fabricio Silva. Quinnipiac seemed poised to get the win until St. Francis (PA) senior Jarron Brooks snuck one past Freddy Hall in the 85th minute to tie the game at one. Neither team scored in overtime and the game ended in a 1-1 tie.
The Bobcats will head on the road where they are 6-0 this coming weekend with games at Mount St. Mary’s and the NEC leading Monmouth Hawks. If Quinnipiac takes care of business against Mount St. Mary’s, Sunday’s game at Monmouth could be very pivotal in determining the NEC crown.