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Following the ‘blueprint’

By Nick Sczerbinski, QBSN Staff Writer “Without a goal scorer, an assist is just a pass,” Sarah Allen said. The wise words from then-junior Allen after she broke the NCAA single-season record for assists per game are a prime example of the mantra that she made her own. It is only fitting that exactly one … Continue reading

Up, up and away: Quinnipiac hosts its first NCATA championship

By Kevin Noonan, QBSN Chairman In its sixth year atop the York Hill Campus, the TD Bank Sports Center has seen a variety of events. But on the weekend of April 25-27, it hosted the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association’s national championship for the first time with the host Quinnipiac Bobcats ranked as the … Continue reading

Lamacchia in the limelight: Senior right-hander preps for MLB Draft

By Tim Schulze, QBSN Staff Writer Despite a slow season for the Quinnipiac baseball team, a flock of scouts can be seen every Friday afternoon at the Quinnipiac baseball field. They stand behind home plate, glancing at their notes while checking their radar guns after every pitch the senior right-handed pitcher delivers smacks against the … Continue reading

Played singles, ended up doubles: Former tennis players tie the knot after Quinnipiac

By Andy Landolfi, QBSN Staff Writer There’s an old saying that opposites attract. If you said that to some former players of the men’s and women’s Quinnipiac tennis teams, however, they may politely disagree. As head coach of both the men’s and women’s teams, Mike Quitko has seen at least four relationships form that have … Continue reading

Aiming for more than the net

By Rebecca Castagna, QBSN Online Editor Matthew Peca isn’t sure about how he got his start in hockey, but he is sure about one thing: he’s far from done playing for Quinnipiac. Just days after he played in the Frozen Four in Pittsburgh, Bobcat fans let out a collective sigh of relief as Peca announced … Continue reading

Athlete of the Week: Vincent Guglietti

By Mark Spillane, QBSN Staff Writer Quinnipiac baseball first baseman Vincent Guglietti (East Haven, Conn.) has earned this week’s athlete of the week honors with his productive weekend versus Wagner, and his multi-hit game against the University of Massachusetts. The 6-foot-5-inch sophomore went one for four with a walk and a strikeout in game two … Continue reading

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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