Category Archives: Quinnipiac Field Hockey

Three Bobcats Teams in Action

Sunday is a busy day on the Bobcats Sports Network presented by WQAQ.  First, at noon, tune in to the field hockey stream to hear Andrew Gau and Ross Montolio call Quinnipiac vs. St. Francis (PA).  Then, at 1 p.m., Corey Hersch and John Muzzy will have Women’s Soccer against St. Francis (PA) on the soccer stream.  Finally, at 2 p.m., the Bobcats Volleyball team will take on Farleigh Dickinson.  Mike Radomski and Glenn Taylor will have that game on the volleyball stream.


Two Games on WQAQ Sports Stream Simultaneously

Women’s Soccer and Field Hockey are both in action today at noon.  Women’s Soccer can be heard on the soccer stream, with Marc Schwartz and John Muzzy on the call.  The Field Hockey game will be on the field hockey stream, with Andrew Gau and Tom Butto calling all the action.

Quinnipiac loses heartbreaker to Lock Haven, beats Sienna on Senior Day

By: Thomas Butto


The Bobcats kicked off their final two games at home this year looking to win both and surpass their win total of four wins last year. It looked like it was going to happen as Quinnipiac took the lead with ten minutes left in the game, but then the momentum started to change.


Lock Haven (14-3, 4-0) who have won the NEC Tournament in 2006 and 2007, were trailing as late as four minutes left. Then Amy Hordendorf put home a goal in the lower left corner of the cage to tie the game at two.


The Bobcats (4-9, 2-2) were aggressive and pressing the Bald Eagles the entire game until they took the lead. Then they were just trying to hang on and win.


“This loss is tough to digest,” said head coach Becca Kohli. “This was the best all around game we had all year.”


Quinnipiac’s first goal came on an unassisted goal by Katie Van Nostrand to tie the game at one. Then senior Megan Sciascia (Cheshire, Conn.) put Quinnipiac for the first time in the game off of Lauren Hartnett’s shot.


After that goal Lock Haven showed why they have won the NEC Tournament the last two years, when Blaire Wynne put in the knocked home the game winning goal with 6.7 seconds left off of an assist by Casey Hughes.


“That’s why they are the best in our conference,” said Kohli. “They never stop fighting and can score any time in the game.”


The next game for the Bobcats was the polar opposite as they played the Siena Saints (0-13, 0-4) on Senior Day. Quinnipiac never trailed as they beat Siena 5-0.


The Bobcats honored senior players Brittany Riggio (Deep River, Conn.), Lauren Kuchmak (Smithtown, N.Y.) and Megan Sciascia (Cheshire, Conn.) and senior athletic trainer Kim Leverone in a pre-game ceremony.


The Bobcats scored early and often as Kaitlyn Notarianni scored two goals within the first fifteen minutes of the game.


Lauren Hartnett (Walpole, Mass.) scored her fourth and fifth goals of the season in the game a minute apart from each other. She had three points on the game.


Megan Sciascia had two points in the game on two assists.



Quinnipiac has no cure for Rider’s offense at “Play for the Cure” benefit


By: Thomas Butto


(HAMDEN, Conn.) – On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, the Quinnipiac Bobcats and the Rider University Broncs played out on the Quinnipiac Field Hockey and Lacrosse Turf Complex. They were playing a game for the “Play 4 The Cure” program to benefit the Susan G. Komen for breast cancer awareness, and only one thing was missing from making the day perfect: a Bobcats win against NEC rival Rider.


“Even though we lost the game, today we played for a great cause,” said Quinnipiac head coach Becca Kohli. “I am happy that we could be a part of this fund raiser with Rider.”


The Quinnipiac Bobcats (3-9, 1-1), lost to the Rider Broncs (8-5, 2-0), 4-0 in a game that was dominated by Rider from wire to wire.


The Broncs first goal of the game came during the seventeenth minute when senior Diana Celebre knocked home her sixth goal of the year off of an assist from the team’s leader in points, senior forward Tricia Crotty.


From that point, the Broncs didn’t look back as their freshman forward Virginia Egusquiza had a breakout game scoring her first of two goals on the day three minutes later.


The Broncs had possession in Quinnipiac’s zone the whole day as Rider compiled ten shots on goal against Amanda DeLouise (Cheshire, Conn.).


“Rider channeled their energy well,” said Kohli. “Their speed was faster than ours. They came out strong and just didn’t stop attacking; they put together a total game.”


Even though the Broncs were on the offensive for most of the game, Lyndsie Johnson, Rider’s junior goaltender, kept the game in check by posting the first shutout in her career. She is fourth in the nation in saves and 17th in goals against average.


Tricia Crotty also added a goal and another assist on top of her assist to Celebre to extend her team lead in points. She currently has 21 on the season.


Quinnipiac continues their three game home stand after more than a month of road games on October 17th against Lock Haven at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey and Lacrosse Turf Complex.


Unusual Start to Game, Same Result for Bobcats

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

Bobcats lose to # 13 Boston College in Home Opener


by Tom Butto


September 6, 2008

(HAMDEN, Conn.) – The Quinnipiac Bobcats Field Hockey team had a huge test in their home opener at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey and Lacrosse Turf Complex against their non conference opponent, the #13 ranked Boston College Eagles.


The Bobcats (0-2, 0-0 NEC) lost 2-0 and came into the game looking for positive momentum after getting beaten by the University of Massachusetts in their season opener.


“Even though we lost, this was a big step forward for this team,” said Becca Kohli, the Bobcats head coach. “We have had a problem hanging with teams of this caliber in the past.”


The Bobcats did exactly that with their excellent defense against the Eagles attack, and the goaltending by Senior captain Jenna Grossman (Flanders, N.J.). Grossman stopped the first five shots on goal that the Eagles sent her way.


BC’s first goal came on a corner at the 24:06 mark in the first half when Janna Actil passed to Bob Dirks at the top of the circle. Dirks then connected with a pass to Chelsea Feole who knocked in the team’s leading 4th goal of the year.


Feole then scored her 5th goal of the year about three minutes into the second half. Katie Qugalia found Feole on a pass off of a corner which led to Feole finding the lower left corner of the cage.


For the game, the Bobcats were outshot 23-2. Grossman stopped eight of ten shots on goal.


“The box score is going to make this game look more lopsided than it really was,” said Kohli. “I’m happy with how our team played, especially our defense, and we will use this experience for our next game.”


The Bobcats next play on Sunday when they host Lafayette College at 11 a.m. at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey and Lacrosse Turf Complex.