By: Thomas Butto
(HAMDEN, Conn.)-Everything was set for the home game that the Bobcats were hosting against the Leopards of Lafayette College. The teams were done practicing on the field, they were loose and ready to play a Sunday morning game. There was just one problem.
The referees weren’t there to get the game going.
After a thirty five minute delay, head coach BeccaKohliand Lafayette head coach Andrew Griffiths decided to referee the game, which they did for ten minutes in the first half.
Once everything got sorted out and the referees showed up, Lafayette started to take care of business.
The Leopards beat the Bobcats 3-1 and never trailed throughout the entire game.
“We just couldn’t execute today. We were failing to do basic fundamental things on the field,” said Kohli. “We were slow with our decision making.”
The first goal of the game for Lafayette (2-0, 0-0) came from Kelly Hilovsky off a beautiful corner pass by Jaclyn DiSanti.
Hilovsky scored again for the Leopards two minutes into the second half off a pass from Allison Schoch, which left the bottom right part of the cage open for Hilovsky to knock home.
Quinnipiac (0-3, 0-0) had plenty of scoring opportunities in the game off of eight corners, but couldn’t convert one of them.
Their first and only goal of the game and of the season so far for the Bobcats was scored by Mackenzie Liptak(Schuylerville, N.Y.), which cut the lead in half.
“The team did show massive improvement on the offensive side of the ball today,” said Kohli. “We didn’t convert on some scoring opportunities, but the whole team was more aggressive. We have 3 days of practice to focus and improve.”
Quinnipiac’s next game will be against Northeastern University in Boston, Mass. on Friday, Sept