Fall Sports

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The two-year plan

By Kevin Noonan, QBSN Chairman Almost everyone at Quinnipiac knows that the men’s ice hockey team advanced to the Frozen Four and eventually the NCAA Championship for the first time in program history. Less students are aware about the Acrobatics and Tumbling team placed second in the NCATA Championships at the TD Bank Sports Center. Even … Continue reading

Stroke of luck; Ketcheson’s beginning in golf

By Brian Farrell, QBSN Staff Writer Growing up in Manitoba, Kayla Ketcheson was more accustomed to the Happy Gilmore club that resembles a hockey stick than the putter she uses now. But today the senior captain can’t help but be amazed at where she ended up. “I look back and I can’t picture my 16-year-old … Continue reading

OFFICIAL: Quinnipiac headed to the MAAC

Quinnipiac University officials announced on Friday that the school will change conferences, leaving the Northeast Conference and accepted an innovation to join the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The MAAC Council of Presidents approved Quinnipiac as a candidate to join the league in the upcoming academic year. Quinnipiac will join the league after being in the NEC for … Continue reading

Athlete of the Week: Natalie Kosko

By Marty Joseph, QBSN Staff Writer Quinnipiac freshman, Natalie Kosko (Sebastian, Fla.) has earned this week’s QBSN Athlete of the Week honors for her performance in the Tri-State Conference Semifinals against Marist. Kosko led the offensive charge with three tries in the Bobcats 30-0 victory over the Red Foxes on Senior Day. Kosko got the … Continue reading

Bobcats fall on Senior Day

By Katie Strong, QBSN Staff Writer On a day where the Quinnipiac Bobcats honored their three seniors, Ashley Kopacki (Hackettstown, NJ), Taylor Payne (Warwick, NY), and Brittany Garrett (Ossining, NY) they dropped three straight sets to in-state Northeast Conference rival Central Connecticut State University 3-0.  In their final regular season game the Bobcats could not … Continue reading

Men’s soccer loses in PKs; Saint Francis advances to NEC Finals

By Andy Landolfi Today, the fourth seeded Saint Francis Red Flash (7-7-5, 4-3-3 NEC) defeated the first seeded Quinnipiac Bobcats (10-6-2, 8-1-1 NEC) in penalty kicks, winning 4-3. The semi-final loss ends the Bobcats’ season. The two teams played to a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes of regulation play and 20 minutes of overtime play. … Continue reading

Bobcat Bullets: Postseason journey set to begin

By Andy Landolfi, QBSN Staff Writer The first seeded Quinnipiac Bobcat’s (10-5-2, 8-1-1 NEC) will host the fourth seeded St. Francis (P.A.) Red Flash (6-7-5, 4-3-3 NEC) in the opening round of the NEC men’s soccer playoffs on Friday after missing the playoffs for the past two years. Keys to the game Bobcats Stay hot.  … Continue reading

Athlete of the Week: William Cavallo

By Mark Spillane, QBSN Staff Writer Quinnipiac senior, Will Cavallo (Londonderry, N.H.), has earned this week’s QBSN Athlete of the Week honors by leading the Bobcats men’s soccer team to their first Northeast Conference regular season title. Cavallo led the way by scoring two goals in the top-seed-clinching victory versus Fairleigh Dickinson University. He scored … Continue reading

Bobcats claim NEC Regular Season-Title, first in program history

By Andy Landolfi, QBSN Staff Writer It was easy as one, two, three. The Quinnipiac Bobcats (10-5-2, 8-1-1 NEC) netted three goals in their season finale against NEC rival Farleigh Dickinson University (9-5-4, 6-1-3 NEC) to defeat the Knights 3-0. With the win, the Bobcat’s clinched the NEC regular season crown for the first time … Continue reading

Bobcats have first sweep of the season against St. Francis (N.Y.) Terriers

By Rebecca Castagna, QBSN Staff Writer   The Quinnipiac Bobcats broke their 15-game losing streak after winning their game against the St. Francis (N.Y.) Terriers 3-0 on Sunday. It was their second win and first sweep of the season.   The Bobcats’ record improves to 2-21 (1-13 NEC) and the Terriers move to 2-27 (2-12 … Continue reading

St. Francis (N.Y.) volleyball comes to Hamden

By Rebecca Castagna, QBSN Staff Writer Background The Quinnipiac Bobcats host the St. Francis (N.Y.) Terriers today at 1 p.m. in Burt Kahn Court. Scouting the Bobcats The Bobcats have yet to win at home, going   0-8 at Burt Kahn. Quinnipiac (1-21, 0-13 NEC) is looking to break a 15-game losing streak. Bobcats hold the all-time record against St. Francis … Continue reading

Bobcats set to battle FDU with NEC title on the line

By Andrew Landolfi, QBSN Staff Writer Background The Quinnipiac Bobcats (9-5-2, 7-1-1 NEC) will be taking on the Farleigh Dickinson Knights (9-4-4, 6-0-3 NEC) today at 1 p.m. The Bobcats currently sit at the top of the NEC conference while the Knights follow close behind in second place. The Bobcats can clinch their first NEC … Continue reading

Men’s soccer one game away from earning NEC Title

By Rebecca Castagna, QBSN Staff Writer The men’s soccer team is one step closer to securing a home-field advantage for the NEC Tournament after earning a 2-1 win against Central Connecticut State on Friday. Now on a five-game winning streak, the Bobcats improve their overall record to 9-5-2 and 7-1-1 in NEC play, ending the … Continue reading

Bobcat Bullets: Men’s soccer hosts CCSU in crucial NEC game

By Rebecca Castagna, QBSN Staff Writer Background Quinnipiac hosts Central Connecticut State today at 2 p.m.  The Bobcats currently sit in a two-way tie for first place in the Northeast Conference standings (6-1-1).  The weekend’s games are the Bobcats’ last two conference games of the year. Scouting for the Bobcats The Bobcats (8-5-2, 6-1-1 NEC) … Continue reading

Bobcats swept by Bulldogs

By Kevin Noonan, QBSN Staff Writer  The Quinnipiac Bobcats third set rally fell short, and the Bryant Bulldogs 3-0 swept them in a Northeast Conference matchup. Ahead 2-0 in the match, Bryant (10-19, 4-8 NEC) jumped out to an early 8-2, prompting Quinnipiac (1-21, 0-13 NEC) to call its first timeout of the set.  The … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bobcats defeated by Colonials in second home match

By Joseph Schiavone, QBSN Staff Writer The Quinnipiac volleyball team took on NEC rival Robert Morris Colonials this Sunday at Burt Kahn Court in its second home game of the season. The Bobcats were defeated in straights sets (25-7, 25-23, 25-14). The loss was the Bobcats fourth straight loss to an NEC opponent, resulting in … Continue reading

Women’s golf competes in Day 1 of ECAC Championships

By Brian Farrell, QBSN Staff Writer September 28, 2012 After day one of the ECAC Division I Championship the Quinnipiac women’s golf team is seated in eighth place after shooting a 330. The Bobcats are four strokes back of Farleigh Dickinson and six strokes back of Siena College. Atop the leader board for the Bobcats … Continue reading

Volleyball takes on St. Francis Saturday

By Brian Farrell, QBSN Staff Writer Quinnipiac women’s volleyball is finally home. After six weeks on the road and eleven away matches, the Bobcats will host their home opener tomorrow against NEC rival St. Francis (Pa.). Quinnipiac picked up its first win of the season in thrilling fashion against Providence at the Bucknell Invitational on … Continue reading

Athlete of the Week: Jill Kelley

By: Taylor Massey QBSN Staff Writer The women’s soccer team rolled through its first conference wins over the weekend on the quick hands of fifth-year senior goalie Jill Kelley (Simsbury, Conn.). Kelley had a perfect weekend with shutouts against Fairleigh Dickinson and Central Connecticut. Kelley clinched her fourth and fifth shutouts of the season to … Continue reading

Field hockey defeats Brown, 3-2

By Angelique Fiske, QBSN Publishing Editor Quinnipiac field hockey topped Brown University in a tight 3-2 contest Wednesday afternoon.  The victory advances the Bobcats to 6-4 on the year, while Brown drops to 3-5. Sophomore Danielle Allan (Riverdale, N.J.) scored the first goal of the game for Quinnipiac.  The unassisted score is her third of … Continue reading

Healey’s first career goal spurs Bobcats to victory

By Andy Landolfi, QBSN Staff Writer A Taylor Healey (Milford, Conn.) goal in the 10th minute of the game proved to be decisive for the Quinnipiac Bobcats (6-2-1, 2-0 N.E.C.) in their 1-0 win over the Central Connecticut Blue Devils. (1-8   0-2 N.E.C.) Healey’s goal, the first of her career, was scored off the Bobcat’s … Continue reading

Lewis leads Bobcats to fifth win

By Zack Daly, QBSN Staff Writer Senior goalkeeper Nicole Lewis (East Amherst, N.Y.) stopped three shots late in the game, as the Bobcats held onto a 3-2 victory over American University. Kristen Engelke (Medford, N.J.) scored the first goal of the game on Quinnipiac’s first penalty corner. Engelke picked up her third goal of the … Continue reading

Bobcat Bullets: Field Hockey vs. American

By Zack Daly, QBSN Staff Writer Last time out, the Bobcats fell to the Black Bears of Maine University by a score of 5-3. Quinnipiac dropped to 4-4 on the season with the loss. The Bobcats come into Sunday’s contest against American on a two game loosing streak. Three Keys to the Game Defense- The … Continue reading

Bobcats tie last non-conference game against Catamounts

By Rebecca Castagna, QBSN Staff Writer The Quinnipiac men’s soccer team finished their last game of non-conference play with a 2-2 tie against the University of Vermont. The Bobcats (2-4-1) ended their three game losing streak with the tie while the Catamounts (3-3-3) continued their recent unbeaten streak. Within the first seven minutes of the game, … Continue reading

Woodfine Wins It for Bobcats

By Kevin Noonan, QBSN Staff Writer Senior Kemesha Woodfine (Stamford, Conn.) scored her third game-winning goal of the season for the Quinnipiac Bobcats (5-2-1, 1-0 NEC) as they defeated the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (3-4-3, 0-1 NEC) in the opening game of Northeast Conference play. The game-winner was also Woodfine’s third overall goal of the season, … Continue reading

Athlete of the week: Brittanie Robinson

By Kevin Noonan, QBSN Staff Writer September 20, 2012 Sophomore Brittanie Robinson (Fresno, Calif.) lead the Quinnipiac Bobcats volleyball team this past weekend to their first victory of the season and earned herself a spot on the Bucknell Invitational All-Tournament Team. Robinson recently transitioned into the role of setter for the Bobcats, and it  has … Continue reading

Women’s rugby sets new records in win

By Giovanni Mio, QBSN Staff Writer The Bobcats’ women’s rugby team set two new records today, getting their first ever 3-0 start in program history while defeating SUNY New Paltz (0-2, 0-1 TRI-STATE) 94-0, a new program high, Sunday afternoon at the QU Rugby Field. “It’s a six on a scale of one to ten,” … Continue reading

Lafayette sneaks past Bobcats

By Taylor Massey, QBSN Staff Writer The sunny weather brought a large crowd to the women’s field hockey game, but the extra encouragement wasn’t enough to push the team past Lafayette. The Leopards topped the Bobcats 4-2 and advanced to 6-1 for the season. The loss drops the Bobcats to 4-3 overall. The Bobcats bolted … Continue reading

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