By Steven Ceruti
This week’s pick for WQAQ Athlete of the Week is Elyse Cole of the women’s hockey team after her strong play lead to three Bobcat points this past weekend. She scored two goals in Quinnipiac’s 2-2 tie against Cornell, giving her the record for most goals scored in Quinnipiac women’s hockey history at 38. Cole, a senior forward, moved past Vicky Graham who set the previous mark last season at 36. Her two goals gave the Bobcats a big point which capped off a great weekend (Quinnipiac defeated Colgate 3-2 on Friday).
Her first goal of the game came in a five-on-three advantage with 10:36 left in the second when she cleaned up a rebound and put the puck past Cornell goalkeeper Kayla Strong. Her second of the game came just a minute later when Melissa Perry found Cole on the right side for a shot which she put in the top corner. The goals give her five on the year for Quinnipiac and have helped the team gain some confidence this past weekend.
Cole was last year’s team MVP and best offensive player. She will be a huge part in the Bobcats game plan this season. She has played in at least 27 games a year since she was a freshman in 2005. On the season she’s recorded five goals and two assists giving her seven points which is good for second on the team. In their next game, Quinnipiac will take on the University of Vermont on Friday, Nov. 14 at the TD Banknorth Sports Center. The action will start at 7 p.m. where Cole and the Bobcats will look to continue their solid play.