Category Archives: Quinnipiac Women’s Lacrosse

Three games on sports stream today

By Andrew Fletcher

At noon, Justin Cohen will broadcast softball’s doubleheader against Bryant on our softball sports stream.

At 1 p.m., Andrew Gau, Jeremy Schilling and Aaron Tanguay will call women’s lacrosse against Mount St. Mary’s on our lacrosse sports stream.

Also at 1 p.m., Mike Radomski will have the baseball call against Mount St. Mary’s on our baseball sports stream.

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Women’s lacrosse live on sports stream

By Andrew Fletcher

The Quinnipiac Bobcats women’s lacrosse team is playing Bryant today at 4:15 p.m.

Jamie Palatini, Corey Hersch and Glenn Taylor will being you all of the action live on our lacrosse sports stream at that time.

Three games on sports streams

By Andrew Fletcher

We’ll be busy broadcasting games all afternoon today.

The men’s lacrosse team is playing Detroit Mercy at 11 a.m., with Justin Cohen, Corey Hersch and Robin Schuppert broadcasting on our lacrosse sports stream. The women’s lacrosse team will follow at 2 p.m. against Sacred Heart.

At 1 p.m., the baseball team is taking on Holy Cross with Mike Radomski and Tom Butto on the call.  The broadcast will begin at 11:50 on our baseball sports stream.

Women’s lacrosse and softball live on sports stream

By Andrew Fletcher

Mike talked about today’s simulatenous broadcasts in the previous post.

At 2:30 p.m., Corey Hersch, Aaron Tanguay and Mike Radomski will call women’s lacrosse against Detroit Mercy on the lacrosse sports stream.

Tom Butto, Miles McQuiggan and Jamie Palatini will then have softball against UConn on the softball sports stream at 3:30.

Enjoy and help us make WQAQ history!

NEC Women’s Lacrosse Champion Decided in Classic Fashion

NEC Women’s Lacrosse Champion Decided in Classic Fashion
By TJ Buzzeo
April 29, 2008

HAMDEN — Many expected that the re-match between the Quinnipiac and Sacred Heart women’s lacrosse teams would be a great game, however few thought it would be a classic.

The lead flipped back and forth between both teams several times, with goals being scored almost at will until the 16:33 mark in the game. After sophomore midfielder Lyndsey Banach scored to tie the game for the Bobcats at 13, the game was scoreless until the 2:18 mark when the Pioneers senior attack Liz Ottey scored to regain the lead for Sacred Heart.

Junior midfielder Tiffany Manzi tied the game for the Bobcats with her third goal of the game with just 32 seconds remained in the game. However, the excitement would not stop there as sophomore attack Kelly Bruneau had two shots on goal with 14 seconds remaining and was unable to give the Bobcats the lead.

Sophomore goalie Chelsea Wagner was able to stop both of Bruneau’s shots and get the ball up to her offense with just enough time for junior attack Amanda Williams to set up sophomore attack Carissa Hauser for her fifth goal of the game to win it for the Pioneers.

The first seven minutes of the game were sloppily played as seven goals were scored and a numerous amount of penalties called. At the end of that seven minute span Quinnipiac held a 4-3 lead, but would be without senior attack Katy Delagi who left the game with a leg injury immediately following her second goal of the game which came with 24:17 remaining in the first half.

Although the quality of game play improved as the first half went along, gaols were still being scored almost at will. The Bobcats had their biggest lead of the game with 4:12 remaining in the first half, when junior midfielder Ashley Valentine was able to beat Wagner to extend the lead 10-7. Any thoughts of a comfortable win for Quinnipiac were thrown out the window almost immediately when Sacred Heart scored two quick goals to cut the deficit to one at the half.

The second half was very similar to the first with the lead changes and the inability of either team to pull away from the other. Then, with three seconds left and overtime looming overhead Hauser was able to sneak a shot past sophomore goalie Hannah Nelson to win the game for the Pioneers.

Quinnipiac played well in their first ever NEC title game, but as Quinnipiac head coach Danie Caro put it, “Sacred Heart made plays when it counted.”

After the game the All-Tournament team was announced and three Bobcats were honored. They were Manzi who had five goals and an assist in the two games, Delagi who had three goals and an assist, and senior defender Jamie Zeitler who added a goal in the championship game to go along with her tremendous defense.

With only Delagi and Zeitler graduating, and having the NEC Player of the Year (Manzi), the NEC Defender of the Year (Nelson) and the Coach of the Year (Caro) returning the Bobcats are in a position to make another run at the NEC Championship again next year.

Women’s Lacrosse Advances to the Championship Game

Women’s Lacrosse Advances to the Championship Game
By TJ Buzzeo
April 25, 2008

HAMDEN — Earlier today the Quinnipiac’s women’s lacrosse team beat Mount St. Mary’s 12-11 to advance to the NEC Championship. The slim victory marks the first playoff win for the Bobcats in their NEC history.

The Mount came out red hot to start the game and took an early 7-2 lead in the first half. Then Head Coach Danie Caro called a timeout and got her team’s act together. The Bobcats came out of the timeout and scored the last four goals of the half cutting the deficit to one.

Junior, Midfielder Katelyn Catanese and sophomore, Attack Ashley “AJ” Johnson scored six of the seven goals for Mount St. Mary’s. Catanese put four in the back of the net while Johnson added two.

Junior, Attack Ashley Valentine was able to keep the Bobcats in the game with both of her goals on free position shots.

Mount St. Mary’s came out of the break strong with a goal in the first 33 seconds of the half. That would be the only goal for the Mount for about 15 minutes as Quinnipiac would go on a tear, scoring five unanswered goals to take a 11-8 lead. The three goal lead would not last long as Johnson would pick up her fourth goal of the game followed by a goal by senior, Midfielder Rebecca Douglass, who scored her first goal of the game cutting the lead to one. Quinnipiac would score the 12th and deciding goal when sophomore, Attack Katie Latonick put one in the back of the net.

Douglass added the final goal of the game, but it was all for naught because sophomore, Goalie Hannah Nelson was able to shut out the Mount for the last 2:52 of the game.

Five Bobcats had multiple point games led by Valentine’s hat trick and sophomore, Attack Kelly Bruneau added two goals and an assist. Junior, Midfielder and recently named NEC Player of the Year Tiffany Manzi added a couple of goals. Freshmen, Lauren Matuszczak had a goal an assist in the victory. Senior, attack Katy Delagi and Latonick each added two goals also.

Although Nelson started off slow giving up seven goals in the first 24:26 minutes of the game. After that the 2008 NEC Defensive Player of the Year and only gave up four goals in the last 37:34 of the game and gave her team a chance to comeback and win the game.

Junior, Midfielder Meghan Latonick said, “We had to dig from deep inside ourselves,” when speaking about her team’s comeback.

Head Coach Danie Caro, the 2008 NEC Head Coach of the Year, spoke about her team’s first ever playoff win saying, “It felt good, but it wasn’t the prettiest win.”

In the Bobcats previous five playoff appearances they had lost in the first round each time. This year the Bobcats are the one seed and broke their playoff losing streak, which included a loss to the Mount last year in the first round when the seeds were reversed.

The Bobcats will play the championship game against Sacred Heart, who defeated Monmouth 12-11 later on Friday. The game will take place at 12 p.m. on Sunday at the Turf Complex, and can be heard on the Bobcats Sports Network presented by WQAQ.

Women’s Lacrosse wins share of NEC regular season crown

Women’s Lacrosse wins share of NEC regular season crown
By TJ Buzzeo
April 16, 2008

HAMDEN — Going back to the end of March Quinnipiac’s Women’s Lacrosse team has not lost a game. Now going into its last game of the regular season it is on a seven game winning streak.

On Friday April 4, the Bobcats were going for their third consecutive win as they took on Robert Morris. The Colonials were looking up at the Bobcats early and often in the game as Quinnipiac took a 3-0 lead within the first five minutes of action. The first half was all Quinnipiac all the time as they took a commanding 9-2 lead into the locker room.

The second half was much like the first. The Bobcats stayed in control all half and outscored the Colonials by seven goals again. Each team would score one less goal as Quinnipiac won the second half 8-1, and the game 17-3.

12 Bobcat players scored points and six had multi-point games. Sophomore attack Kelly Bruneau accumulated six points with five goals and one assist. Junior midfielder Tiffany Manzi, and Freshman midfielder Lauren Matuszcak also added 3 points with two goals and one assist each.

Sophomore goaltender Hannah Nelson played tremendously in the net for Quinnipiac. Nelson made 12 saves while only allowing three goals as she picked up her fifth win of the year, extending her 10 plus saves a game streak to six. She also added five groundballs in the game.

St. Francis (PA) would visit the Bobcats on Sunday April 6, and would be sent home very disappointed. The Bobcats kept rolling and kept St. Francis (PA) winless on the year with a 19-3 drubbing.

In the first half Quinnipiac dominated opening up with a 16-1 lead. The first goal of the game for St. Francis did not come until there was only 30 seconds remaining in the first half. The second half was much closer, but still in favor of the Bobcats 3-2.

16 different Bobcats scored points and eight put up multiple points. Senior attack Katy Delagi led the way for Quinnipiac with four points, putting up three goals and one assist. Manzi also had another very good game with two goals and an assist. Freshman attack Christine Sinnigen also added her first goal at the college level.

Central Connecticut State visited Hamden on Wednesday April 9 and the Bobcats were not very good hosts as they sent Central home with a 17-4 loss. The Bobcats made their gusts feel unwelcome right away as they took a commanding 11-1 lead into the locker room and did not allow the Blue Devils to score from the 26:47 mark in the first half until the 20:53 mark in the second. The second half was not as one sided as the Bobcats only outscored Central Connecticut by three goals.

The Bobcats again had over eleven people scoring points with 11 and out of those 9 scored more than one point. Leading the way for Quinnipiac were Manzi and Matuszcak who each had four points. Manzi had three goals and assist, while Matuszcak had one goal and three assist.

Nelson only made five saves while letting three goals go through on route to her seventh win of the season, as the team improved its record to 7-4.

After three straight home games the Bobcats went on the road to keep their winning streak alive when they went to nearby Sacred Heart on Friday April 11. More than just the Bobcats win streak was on the line however, as both teams were also battling for first place in the NEC.

The Bobcats would not roll to an easy victory like they had in their past four wins, as the Pioneers jumped out to an early 3-0 lead. Quinnipiac battled back in the first half to make it 6-4 as the intermission horn sounded.

The second half was another battle for both teams, but this time Quinnipiac would strike first. The Bobcats scored the first four goals of the half to take a two goal advantage. The lead did not last long as Sacred Heart came back to force a tie at nine with 8:53 left in the game. With 4:37 remaining Matuszcak would score the final goal of the game giving the Bobcats a 10-9 advantage as the game ended.

Manzi and Bruneau were the leaders for Quinnipiac each collecting 3 points. Manzi had the hat-trick with three goals while Bruneau added one goal and two assist. Nelson also played another great game in goal for the Bobcats as she ended her two game skid and made ten saves.

In an attempt to make it seven consecutive wins and win at least a share of the NEC regular season title Quinnipiac would need to be victorious over Mount St. Mary’s in Emmitsburg, Md. After a very close game against Sacred Heart, the Bobcats wanted to get back to winning comfortably and that is just what they did.

The team jumped out to a 7-2 lead after playing one half and was able to keep The Mount at bay in the second outscoring The Mount 5-2. The comeback seemed like a possibility at the beginning of the second half as Mount St. Mary’s scored two goals quickly to narrow the lead to three. However, the Bobcats buckled down and shut out The Mount the rest of the way while putting up five goals of their own as they picked up their seventh win in a row.

Bruneau and Manzi headed the victory yet again for Quinnipiac each with four points apiece. Bruneau had two goals and two assists, while Manzi got all four of hers by putting the ball in the back of the net.

Nelson had another strong performance stopping nine shots while only allowing four goals and added four groundballs as well.

With the win the Bobcats clinched at least a share of the regular season NEC title as their conference record went to 7-1. The team still has one more out of conference game when Colgate visits Hamden on Sunday April 20 before the beginning of the NEC playoffs.