Archive for April 2013

Wagner sweeps Quinnipiac, taking final game 10-9

By Rebecca Castagna, QBSN Staff Writer The Bobcats and the Seahawks exchanged runs during their final game of the series, but fielding errors ultimately cost the Bobcats the back-and-forth game as they lost 10-9, bringing their losing streak to 17. Quinnipiac struggled in the field, causing four unearned runs to score. Vince Guglietti (East Haven, … Continue reading

Wagner sweeps doubleheader; Bobcats’ losing streak at 16

By Rob Ciambra, QBSN Staff Writer In both games of the doubleheader on Saturday, the Quinnipiac baseball team gave up two runs in the first inning. Game one was a close game, with both pitchers going the distance. Quinnipiac’s Spencer Kane gave up three runs on six hits, while Wagner’s Matt Morris gave up one … Continue reading

Bobcats fall short of Ducks in NCATA Championship

By Kevin Noonan, QBSN Staff Writer The electricity was buzzing inside the TD Bank Sports Center as the crowd awaited the tabulating scores for the announcement of the NCATA champions. When they were announced, the Oregon Ducks claimed their third straight NCATA Championship. Oregon went undefeated for the third straight season to win the championship, … Continue reading

Bobcats outlast Cougars, set for first NCATA Championship

By Kevin Noonan, QBSN Staff Writer The crowd eagerly awaited the final results of the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association semifinal meet between Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific, and when all was said and done, the Bobcats advanced to their first ever NCATA Championship meet. As the host, the Bobcats had a strong showing from … Continue reading

Bobcats lose 3-2 contest against Seahawks

By Zack Daly, QBSN Staff Writer The Bobcats’ bats were silenced in the final five innings of the game, as Wagner’s Ryan Casey outdueled Derek Lamacchia (Whitestone, N.Y.) for the 3-2 win. Quinnipiac dropped to 10-26 and 5-12 in the NEC. Wagner improved to 16-23, and pushed its NEC record over .500 to 9-8. “I … Continue reading

Athlete of the Week: Jordan Paolucci

By Rob Ciambra, QBSN Staff Writer Softball catcher Jordan Paolucci has been named this week’s Quinnipiac Bobcats Sports Network Athlete of the Week. On Saturday April 20, the Bobcats hosted a doubleheader against Farleigh Dickinson, which they split, losing the first game 7-1 and winning the second game in extra innings 4-0 thanks to Paolucci’s … Continue reading

Women’s lacrosse unloads on St. Francis for Senior Day

By Rob Ciambra, QBSN Staff Writer On a chilly, but sunny Sunday afternoon in Hamden, 12 different Bobcats scored on senior day to propel them past the St. Francis Red Flash. Lianne Toomey, one of the honored seniors, scored 36 seconds into the game. After the Red Flash answered back, she scored her second goal … Continue reading

Paolucci helps Bobcats split doubleheader in grand style

By Rob Ciambra, QBSN Staff Writer It was a cold and windy afternoon in Hamden as the Farleigh Dickinson Knights and the Quinnipiac Bobcats took to the softball field at Quinnipiac for a doubleheader matchup. In the first game, the Knights lit up Sydney Robey and the Bobcat fielders in the first inning, getting five … Continue reading

Bobcats hold off Seahawks, Webster scores game-winner

By Kevin Noonan, QBSN Staff Writer With just six seconds to go against the Wagner Seahawks in a 10-10 game, Quinnipiac head coach Eric Fekete called a timeout to set up one last shot to win. “Probably called the timeout with too little time left, but I think our guys were thinking lets just go … Continue reading

Bobcat Bullets: Softball takes on FDU in doubleheader

By Rob Ciambra, QBSN Staff Writer The Quinnipiac Bobcats’ softball squad is looking to extend its NEC winning streak to eight games in a doubleheader, starting at 1 p.m. at home on Saturday against Fairleigh Dickinson. The Bobcats have lost three non-conference games to Fairfield and Harvard on April 16 and 18, respectively. The FDU … Continue reading

Quinnipiac keeps playoff hopes alive

By Nick Dench, QBSN Staff Writer Quinnipiac held on against Robert Morris, 16-15, to hold onto their playoff hopes going into Sunday’s game against St. Francis University (PA). In a hard-fought game in which the Bobcats never trailed the Colonials, senior Sarah Allen (Glastonbury, Conn.), junior Michaela Tinsley (Shrewsbury, Mass.), and sophomore Kyra Ochwat (Farmingdale, … Continue reading

Athlete of the Week: Eric Hartzell

By Rob Ciambra, QBSN Staff Writer The Bobcats’ men’s ice hockey senior goaltender Eric Hartzell has been named this week’s Quinnipiac Bobcats Sports Network Athlete of the Week. Hartzell stopped 33 of 34 shots against St. Cloud State in the NCAA Frozen Four semi-final. In the championship game, Hartzell made 27 saves against Yale. Barely … Continue reading

Hartzell returns to Pittsburgh as a Penguin

By Rebecca Castagna, QBSN Online Editor Despite a disappointing end in the NCAA Frozen Four finals, Quinnipiac fans have a reason to celebrate. Eric Hartzell has signed a one-year entry-level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday, with an average annual value of $925,000. He is the fourth Bobcat to be part of an NHL … Continue reading

Bobcats fall to Hartford, 8-5

By Rob Ciambra, QBSN Staff Writer On a cold and rainy afternoon in Hamden, the University of Hartford Hawks defeated the Quinnipiac Bobcats 8-5, with a lot of balls leaving the yard. Five home runs were exchanged between the two teams. Quinnipiac hit three of those, including two from Scott Donaghue, the second being a … Continue reading

Seven-game winning-streak spoiled by Stags

By Angelique Fiske, QBSN Publishing Editor Through rain in the opening innings, the softball team fought but ultimately fell short against Fairfield. The Bobcats snapped their seven-game winning-streak with the 5-2 loss. “We talked before the game about coming out with the same sense of urgency that we had throughout our seven-game winning-streak, and we … Continue reading

Baseball looks to end losing streak vs. Hartford

By Rob Ciambra, QBSN Staff Writer  The Quinnipiac men’s baseball team is looking to end an eight-game slide against the University of Hartford. Last time out, the Bobcats traveled to Bryant for a day-night double header on Sunday, April 14. They dropped both games, 4-0 and 10-5 respectively. Both games were scheduled for seven innings, … Continue reading

Senior class leaves giant legacy

By Brian Farrell, QBSN Staff Writer PITTSBURGH – The dream season has ended, but there is little that Quinnipiac can be disappointed about. Outside Quinnipiac’s locker room there were not many, if any, people who thought Quinnipiac could make a run at a national championship. In the early October, Quinnipiac captain Zack Currie told The … Continue reading

Yale 4, Quinnipiac 0

All photos by Anna Brundage

Yale takes national championship

By Brian Farrell, QBSN Staff Writer PITTSBURGH – The Yale Bulldogs have ultimate bragging rights after defeating Quinnipiac 4-0 for the Bulldogs’ first national championship. While the Bobcats won all three contests against Yale this season, the Elis won the most important one. “We are devastated,” Quinnipiac coach Rand Pecknold said, before taking a long … Continue reading

Enjoy it, Bobcat fans

Commentary by Brian Farrell, QBSN Staff Writer So your team is in the national championship. Now what do you do? You enjoy it. “But it is against our biggest rival, what happens if we lose?” Then your team loses. It is not the end of the world and it won’t take away from the most … Continue reading

Quinnipiac and Yale ready for the national championship

By Brian Farrell, QBSN Staff Writer PITTSBURGH – No seriously, it is here; today Quinnipiac and Yale will face off for the national championship. As mentioned Thursday, do whatever you have to do: poke, pinch, slap or punch to realize that these two Connecticut schools will tangle for the national championship. Both sides have made … Continue reading

Quinnipiac 4, St. Cloud State 1

All photos by Matt Eisenberg

All eyes on Connecticut college hockey

By Brian Farrell, QBSN Staff Writer PITTSBURGH – For the next two days, the Greater New Haven area is the hub of college hockey. A statement that was laughable six months ago is now a reality. Just a few weeks ago it didn’t even look like Yale would make the national tournament. Now, the two … Continue reading

The War on Whitney is going worldwide

By Brian Farrell, QBSN Staff Writer PITTSBURGH – South-central Connecticut, go ahead and pinch, poke, slap or punch yourself because you are not dreaming; Quinnipiac will take on Yale in the national championship Saturday. After a 4-1 win over St. Cloud State in the national semifinals, the Bobcats are preparing for the biggest “War on … Continue reading

Men’s ice hockey to face St. Cloud State in NCAA Frozen Four

By Brian Farrell, QBSN Staff Writer The countdown has finally hit zero; the Frozen Four is here. Tonight, Quinnipiac finally takes the ice against St. Cloud State in the national semifinals in Pittsburgh. For fans, it seems like an eternity since the Bobcats calmly hopped over the boards to celebrate with Hobey Baker Hat Trick … Continue reading

Allen nets a Baker’s Dozen; Leads Bobcats to two NEC wins

By Nick Sczerbinksi, QBSN Staff Writer Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse senior Sarah Allen added another program record to her already illustrious career in Sunday’s 13-7 win over Wagner. Her assist with four minutes remaining in the game broke Katie Latonick’s record of 175 career points. The record-breaking assist was Allen’s 13th point in two games on … Continue reading

No tricks, no gimmicks

By Angelique Fiske, QBSN Publishing Editor The Bobcats have no pet bunny. There are no wands stashed away in the locker room. Their uniform sleeves are free of doves. Quinnipiac’s representation in the Frozen Four is because of hockey players, not magicians. Head coach Rand Pecknold stresses the fact that his team earned its place … Continue reading

Men’s lacrosse falls to Harvard, 18-8

By Benjamin Dias, QBSN Staff Writer After a crucial Northeast Conference victory over Mount St. Mary’s on Saturday afternoon, the men’s lacrosse team concluded their non-conference schedule by falling to foe Harvard on Tuesday afternoon, 18-8. The Crimson are now 5-0 all-time against the Bobcats. While it was the most goals allowed all season for … Continue reading

Former teammates behind opposing benches at the Frozen Four

By Brian Farrell, QBSN Staff Writer  With a little less than 200 countries this is a small world, but with just 59 Division I hockey programs in America, the league is truly small. More teams make the NCAA basketball tournament than there are schools that have a chance to make it to the Frozen Four. … Continue reading

The Bobcat Bulletin, April 8th, 2013

Here is the link to the April edition of The Bobcat Bulletin. The Bobcat Bulletin is the monthly bulletin produced by the Quinnipiac Bobcats Sports Network. QBSN is the student-run brodcasting organization at Quinnipiac University.

Quinnipiac suffers 19-1 loss to Sacred Heart

By Rebecca Castagna, QBSN Staff Writer Early in the first inning of their final matchup against Quinnipiac, Sacred Heart took the lead with a leadoff home run from Keaton Flint. Quinnipiac (10-15, 5-7 NEC) failed to come back during the game, finishing their four-game series against Sacred Heart (12-13, 8-4 NEC) with a 19-1 loss. … Continue reading

Fast start and Stellar Defense power Bobcats over Mount St. Mary’s

By Zack Daly, QBSN Staff Writer The Bobcats picked up their biggest win of the year so far, defeating in conference rival Mount St. Mary’s 12-8. Quinnipiac improves to 4-5 overall and 1-1 in conference, while the Mountaineers fall to 4-8 and 0-2 in the NEC. “We knew today was going to be a big … Continue reading

Quinnipiac dominates Tumbling event, moves to 4-2 on the season

By Brian Farrell, QBSN Staff Writer In the final regular season meet before the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling championships, Quinnipiac rallied in the tumbling event for a 279.085-275.870 win over Fairmont State. The Bobcats trailed entering the first intermission but took on a new life in the tumbling event. Quinnipiac swept all six heats … Continue reading

Lamacchia wins pitchers’ duel against Pioneers

By Kevin Noonan, QBSN Staff Writer With no outs in the top of the eighth inning, Quinnipiac starter Derek Lamacchia (Whitestone, N.Y.) worked himself into quite the jam.  He allowed a lead-off single to Billy McDonough, a walk to John Murphy and a single to Dan Perez to have a bases loaded jam. The bases … Continue reading

Allen, Ochwat lead Bobcats in romp of Blackbirds

By Zack Daly, QBSN Staff Writer At the beginning of the season, Coach Danie Caro said the team was going to focus on mixing in multiple goal scorers. The Bobcats had their most balanced and prolific attacks of the season, defeating the LIU-Brooklyn Blackbirds 20-11. Nine different Bobcats found the back of the cage, and … Continue reading

Bobcat Bullets: Women’s Lacrosse vs. LIU-Brooklyn

By Zack Daly, QBSN Staff Writer The Bobcats come into the weekend series tied for sixth place in the NEC with a 3-7 overall record, and a 1-2 record in conference.  Quinnipiac will look to fight its way up the standings against the Blackbirds of LIU-Brooklyn, who have yet to win a game this season … Continue reading

Athlete of the Week: Matthew Peca

By Peter Rossi, QBSN Staff Writer Don’t blink twice, because men’s ice hockey forward Matthew Peca is playing the best hockey of his Quinnipiac career and you may miss it if you look away. This past weekend, at the NCAA East Regional Championship in Providence R.I., Peca put the Bobcats on his shoulders and made … Continue reading

Quinnipiac baseball loses in home opener to Dartmouth

By Gilbert A. Celaya, Staff Writer The Quinnipiac Bobcats lost their home opener to the Dartmouth Big Green by a score of 9-4 on Wednesday at home. Poor pitching and overeager at-bats were the downfall for the Bobcats as they dropped to a record of 9-12 on the season. The Big Green’s record is now … Continue reading

Quinnipiac’s championship mentality is nothing new

By Brian Farrell, Senior Staff Writer Hamden, Conn. – If at the start of the year, you thought Quinnipiac could win the National Championship you were not alone. In the early October, Quinnipiac captain Zack Currie told the QU Chronicle that, “There’s no reason for us to lose to anybody this year. We’re good enough … Continue reading

Bobcat’s baseball to face Dartmouth on Wednesday

By Gilbert A. Celaya, QBSN Staff Writer The Quinnipiac Bobcats (9-11) baseball team will host the Dartmouth Big Green (14-3) in QU’s home opener on Wednesday at Quinnipiac Baseball Field in Hamden, Conn. In their last outing, the Bobcats lost to the University of Connecticut by a score of 4-2 at J.O. Christian Field.  The … Continue reading

Quinnipiac and Frozen Four partners highlight new age in college hockey

By Brian Farrell, Senior Staff Writer  Hamden, Conn. – Quinnipiac is making it clear that it wants more than just a Frozen Four birth. After a convincing 5-1 win Sunday over Union, Quinnipiac coach and players echoed the same statement. “Our goal is not just to be here; it is to win,” senior goaltender and … Continue reading

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