Archive for October 2012

Three goals for Kosta in 8-3 victory

By Zach Russo, QBSN Staff Writer The Big Green got a big beat-down by the Bobcats Saturday afternoon, as Quinnipaic defeated Dartmouth 8-3 at the High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center.  Nicole Kosta (Mississauga, Ontario) had three goals on the day.  She had scored only one goal in the team’s first … Continue reading

Bobcats shut out by No. 9 Harvard Crimson

By Gilbert A. Celaya, QBSN Staff Writer The nationally ranked Harvard Crimson (1-0-0) women’s hockey team earned their first victory of the season as it defeated the Quinnipiac Bobcats (3-3-1), 2-0.  This was No. 9 Harvard’s first game of the 2012-13 season and the first conference game for both teams. Both teams skated hard and … Continue reading

Colucci, Taylor lead Bobcats to 5-0 Shut Out of Siena

By Thomas Albanese, QBSN Staff Writer The Quinnipiac’s field hockey team defeated the Saints of Siena College by a final score of 5-0. With the win, the Bobcats move to 11-6 on the season (4-2 NEC), and they continued to hold on to the last playoff spot, staying ahead of Bryant who also defeated Sacred … Continue reading

Athlete of the Week: Krissy Unger

By Neil Ravin, QBSN Staff Writer It was the perfect ending to the fall golf season for freshman star Krissy Unger. Earlier this week, the women’s golf team hosted the Quinnipiac Classic at TPC River Highlands (Monday) and The Farms (Tuesday). Unger finished first overall on the individual leader board, becoming the first medalist in … Continue reading

Bobcats win first tournament in program history at QU Invitational

By Brian Farrell, QBSN Staff Writer Quinnipiac women’s golf made history on Tuesday winning its first tournament at the QU Invitational. “I coached the men’s team for three years and we never won a tournament, and this is the third year for the women and we had never won a tournament,” head coach John O’Connor … Continue reading

Pioneers slip past Bobcats

By Kevin Noonan, QBSN Staff Writer Dana Cosmedy kicked in the game-winning goal for the Sacred Heart Pioneers just four minutes into the second half to defeat the Quinnipiac women’s soccer team 1-0 in Northeast Conference action. The Pioneers (8-8-1, 5-3-1 NEC) sent a free kick into the box and tried to head it in.  … Continue reading

Catching up with the Captains: Sarah Viebrock

Sarah Viebrock Senior Carmel, NY   1. How did you get into tennis? I played for fun at a Summer club when I was 6, and eventually my coach encouraged me to play year round.   2. What brought you to QU? The campus, the team, the coach          3. If you had ten words … Continue reading

Bobcat Bullets: Women’s soccer hosts Sacred Heart

By Gilbert A. Celaya, QBSN Staff Writer The Bobcats (8-4-2) will host the Sacred Heart Pioneers (5-7-2) at the Quinnipiac Soccer Field at 2 p.m. on Tuesday.  This match between the Bobcats and the Pioneers will be the 15th time the two teams meet on the field.  Quinnipiac’s over-all record with Sacred Heart is 4-6-4 … Continue reading

Bobcats fall short against LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds

By Thomas Albanese, QBSN Staff Writer  After falling three straight sets to Fairleigh Dickinson yesterday, the Quinnipiac women’s volleyball team was back in action against LIU Brooklyn, looking for their first conference victory. Unfortunately, it would not happen today for the Bobcats, as they lost 3-0 (25-10, 25-22, 25-20) once again against the Blackbirds. With the … Continue reading

Angoitia earns second-straight shutout in win over Mount St. Mary’s

By: Taylor Massey, QBSN Staff Writer A windy day on the Quinnipiac soccer field helped the men’s soccer team blow past Mount St. Mary’s in a 3-0 conference win. Their record advances to 6-5-2 overall and 4-1-1 in conference. The Mountaineers drop to 3-11 overall and 1-6 NEC. Entering the weekend the Bobcats were caught … Continue reading

Langlois and Peca power Bobcats to 3-1 victory

By Mark Spillane, QBSN Staff Writer Jeremy Langlois (Sr. Tempe, Ariz.) scored twice and Matthew Peca (So. Petawawa, Ontario) scored one of his own to lead the No. 20 Quinnipiac Bobcats to a 3-1 victory versus the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday afternoon at High Point Solutions Arena. The first period was an uneventful one … Continue reading

Bobcat Bullets: Men’s soccer hosts Mount St. Mary’s

By: Taylor Massey, QBSN Staff Writer Background The Bobcats enter the weekend in fourth place of the Northeast Conference (3-1-1). Last time out they topped Bryant 2-0 and head coach Eric Da Costa picked up his 50th win. Mount St. Mary’s stand in last place of the NEC (1-5). On Friday they suffered a 4-1 … Continue reading

Bobcats fall to FDU 3-0

By Philip Lentini, QBSN Staff Writer Farleigh Dickinson University defeated the Quinnipiac women’s volleyball team in three sets saturday afternoon. With the loss, Quinnipiac fell to 1-17 on the season and remains win-less in conference play. Halfway through the first set the Bobcats had an opportunity to upset the Knights, as the score remained an … Continue reading

Bobcats and Buckeyes draw in overtime

By Colin Babcock, QBSN Staff Writer The Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team tied the Buckeyes of Ohio State 1-1 in the first of a two-game series. The student section brought its voices as well as its yellow attire. The first period got under way with few shots by both teams.. Each team played carefully, not … Continue reading

Bobcat Bullets: Women’s Volleyball vs. FDU

By Philip Lentini, QBSN Staff Writer Background: Quinnipiac enters the match 1-16 on the season, while Fairleigh Dickinson posts a 7-14 record in 2012. Both teams have long losing streaks with the FDU Knights losing four straight and the QU Bobcats losing ten. The Knights lead the all-time series against the Bobcats(17-4), tallying on number … Continue reading

Bobcat Bullets: Men’s hockey hosts Ohio State

By Mark Spillane and Colin Babcock, QBSN Staff Writers The nationally ranked No. 20 Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team will host the Buckeyes of Ohio State this upcoming weekend. The Bobcats are coming off a series split against Robert Morris University, while the Buckeyes are coming off their own split against Minnesota Duluth.  Last season, … Continue reading

Athlete of the Week: Kelly Babstock

By Mark Spillane, QBSN Staff Writer For the second consecutive week, women’s ice hockey junior, Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario), earns Quinnipiac Athlete of The Week honors. This past weekend Babstock led the Bobcats to a two game sweep of Maine by scoring five goals and recording three assists. Her fabulous weekend included a four-goal performance … Continue reading

The Mad Hatter: John Payne is in the house

By Angelique Fiske, QBSN Publishing Editor John Payne straps on his helmet.  The headwear, a custom-made Bobcat, sits fiercely upon his head, prepared for the fight.  He leaves the constraints and comfort of his home: Burt Kahn Gymnasium.  Fearlessly, Payne storms the trenches and summons his forces, becoming the hero of what will later be … Continue reading

Inside Quinnipiac Athletics: Jack McDonald

By Thomas Albanese, QBSN Staff Writer Jack McDonald has made a career out of a passion for athletics.  As Quinnipiac’s Director of Athletics and Recreation, McDonald turned the love of his own sport-driven past into the current, thriving climate of Bobcat athletics. McDonald attended Archbishop Williams High School where he tried to participate in athletics … Continue reading

Catching up with the Captains: Logan Riker

Logan Riker Redshirt Junior Bowling Green, OH 1. How did you get into volleyball? I was always tagging along to my sisters tournaments starting when I was 5. I claimed I was the assistant coach for the team and just fell in love with it. I started playing when I was 8—as soon as I … Continue reading

Kiting’s header wins it for Bobcats on Senior Day

By Kevin Noonan, QBSN Staff Writer With just four minutes remaining in the second overtime, junior Beck Kiting (Canberra, Australia) scored the game-winning goal to propel the Quinnipiac Bobcats past the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers with a 1-0 in Northeast Conference action. Senior Crystal Burns (Overland Park, Kan.) took the corner kick for the Bobcats … Continue reading

Bobcats upset Rider 3-2 on senior day

By Philip Lentini, QBSN Staff Writer On senior day, the Quinnipiac field hockey team defeated Rider University 3-2 to move into a tie for second place in the Northeast Conference. Both seniors on the team were front and center in the impressive win for the Bobcats, as Lauren Zimniski (Dallas, PA) scored her first career … Continue reading

Levine backstops the Colonials to a 4-0 win over the Bobcats

By Marty Joseph, QBSN Staff Writer The men’s ice hockey team (2-1-0) fell to Robert Morris (1-1-0), 4-0 on Sunday afternoon. Colonial’s goaltender Eric Levine slammed the door on the Bobcats’ offense with 48 saves in the game. Zach Hervato led the charge offensively for the Colonials with two goals in the game. David Friedmann … Continue reading

Women’s Soccer vs. Mount St. Mary’s 10/14/12

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Four Bobcats score in shutout of Colonials

By Angelique Fiske, QBSN Publishing Editor The men’s hockey team opened up its weekend series against Robert Morris in explosive fashion.  After a scoreless first period, the Bobcats opened the game up with four unanswered goals, anchored by Eric Hartzell’s first shutout of the season, taking the victory by a final score of 4-0. Quinnipiac broke … Continue reading

Women’s hockey completes sweep of Maine

By Taylor Massey, QBSN Staff Writer The women’s ice hockey team clinched its second win of the season in game two of the weekend series against the Maine Black Bears. They defeated Maine 5-2, each goal coming from a different Bobcat. “We had a lot to learn from last weekend,” senior captain Regan Boulton said. … Continue reading

Babstock’s four goal night leads Quinnipiac to victory

By Thomas Albanese, QBSN Staff Writer Coming off a 4-4-overtime tie and a 4-3 loss to Mercyhurst, the Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team won its first game of the season, defeating the Black Bears of the University of Maine by a score of 6-1. The Bobcats quickly got an early lead that they would hold for … Continue reading

One shot on goal, Bobcats fall to Hawks

By Zack Daly, QBSN Staff Writer   The Bobcats fell to the Hawks of Monmouth University by a score of 3-0.  With the loss Quinnipiac falls to 8-5 and 1-1 in the conference, while Monmouth improves to 3-11 and 1-1 in the conference. Despite being out played in the first half and not recording a … Continue reading

Bobcat Bullets: Field Hockey vs. Monmouth

By Zack Daly, QBSN Staff Writer The Bobcats field hockey team plays host to the Hawks of Monmouth university, the team that eliminated them from the NEC tournament last season. Quinnipiac comes into the game with an 8-4 record and a 1-0 record in conference. The Bobcats have won four straight games, their longest streak … Continue reading

Men’s soccer suffers first NEC setback

By: Taylor Massey QBSN Staff Writer The brisk breeze of a fall afternoon wasn’t enough to wake up the men’s soccer team as they fell short in a 3-0 loss to conference rival Monmouth. This was the first time the Bobcats have been faced with defeat in conference play this season. “I thought we fell … Continue reading

Athlete of the Week: Kelly Babstock

By Peter Rossi, QBSN Staff Writer It seems as if junior Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) has continued where she left off last season, garnering her first ECAC Player of the Week honors of the 2012-2013 season and for the fifth time in her three years as a Bobcat. It occurred in the first regular season … Continue reading

Catching up with the Captains: Jill Strassner

Jillian Strassner, Women’s soccer Redshirt Junior Avon, CT 1. How did you get into Soccer? I come from a big soccer town where everyone plays as early as five years old. I was a super hyper kid, so a sport with a lot of running made me a little calmer for my parents. 2. What … Continue reading

Bobcats fall to Axemen 2-0 in exhibition game

By Kenisha McFadden, QBSN Staff Writer After a victory against University of Maine, the Quinnipiac men’s hockey team was back at the TD Center for an exhibition game against the Acadia Axemen. Despite the win to open regular season play, the Bobcats’ momentum fell short, and Acadia walked away with the 2-0 victory. Early in … Continue reading

Volleyball loses seventh straight

By Thomas Albanese,QBSN Staff Writer The Quinnipiac’s women’s volleyball squad lost its seventh consecutive match today against the Pioneers of Sacred Heart University. The team failed to win a set for the sixth straight time, falling 3-0 (27-25, 25-18, 25-15). Ever since winning a set in their loss to Fordham last month, the Bobcats have … Continue reading

Bobcats comeback proves to be too little too late

By Peter Rossi, QBSN Staff Writer The Quinnipiac Bobcats (0-1-1, 0-0-0 ECAC) and Mercyhurst Lakers (3-0-1, 2-0-0 CHA) met in the second game of the Bobcats opening weekend at the High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center, a game not for the faint of heart.  The Bobcats fell to the Lakers, 4-3. … Continue reading

Backwards header gives Bobcats a win over Sacred Heart

By Rebecca Castagna, QBSN Staff Writer Junior Tim Quigley (Ridgefield, Conn.) gave The Quinnipiac Bobcats (4-4-1, 2-0 NEC) a 1-0 lead in the 18th minute that they maintained for a win over the Sacred Heart Pioneers (5-5, 1-2 NEC). The Bobcats’ first and only goal of the game was Quigley’s first goal of the season. … Continue reading

Memorable night for Babstock, Borgfeldt as Bobcats tie in first regular season matchup

By Peter Rossi, QBSN Staff Writer On Friday night, the Quinnipiac Bobcats (0-0-1, 0-0-0 ECAC ) faced the Mercyhurst Lakers (2-0-1, 2-0-0 CHA ) in their first weekend of regular season action, and much like last year when the two teams faced each other, they went toe to toe in a memorable matchup.  It was … Continue reading

Golf preps for Rutgers Invitational

By Brian Farrell, QBSN Staff Writer Last week the Bobcats finished eighth in the ECAC Championships at the Twisted Dune Golf Course. Head coach John O’Connor said after day one that the course is the hardest that the Bobcats will play on all season. “We were very upbeat after the first round,” O’Connor said. “But … Continue reading

Athlete of the Week: Natalie Kosko

By Colin Babcock, QBSN Staff Writer This week’s QBSN Athlete of the week honors are awarded to freshman Natalie Kosko (Sebastian, Fla.) of the women’s rugby team. The Bobcats got their fifth win of the season against Marist College this past Sunday, outscoring the Foxes 52-0. Kosko was front and center for Quinnipiac while improving … Continue reading

Catching up with the Captains: Katie Wood

Katie Wood, Rugby Grad Student Hamilton, NJ   1. How did you get into Rugby? When I studied abroad in Ireland my Sophomore year, I became really interested in rugby but never got a chance to join a team while I was abroad. When I came back to QU for my Junior year, I got … Continue reading

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