Spring Sports

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Athlete of the Week: Chris Migani

By Kevin Noonan, QBSN Staff Writer Senior Chris Migani (Orange, Conn.) has earned this week’s QBSN Athlete of the Week after leading the Bobcats to two wins in the first weekend of Northeast Conference play. Migani hit safely in all five games played, as well as extending his season long hitting streak to 10 consecutive … Continue reading

Bobcats fall just short against Hartford

By Marty Joseph, QBSN Staff Writer The Quinnipiac men’s lacrosse team (3-2, 0-0 NEC) dropped its second consecutive game of the season on Saturday, 11-10 against the Hartford Hawks (2-3, 0-0 AE). Goalkeeper Gill Conners had 20 saves in the losing effort. Basil Kostaras and Brendan Wilbur led the offense with three points each.  Hartford’s … Continue reading

Bobcat Bullets: Men’s lacrosse vs. Hartford

By Marty Joseph, QBSN Staff Writer The Quinnipiac men’s lacrosse team (3-1, 0-0 NEC) will play host to in-state rival Hartford (1-3, 0-0 AE) on Saturday at noon. The Bobcats head into Saturday looking to get back on track after losing for the first time in the young season to Providence last time out. The … Continue reading

Bobcats struggle in loss to Huskies

By Kevin Noonan, QBSN Staff Writer For the second straight game, the Quinnipiac Bobcats’ defense struggled to keep the opposing team off the board, and UConn defeated Quinnipiac 20-6 in non-conference women’s lacrosse action. The speed of UConn’s attack and defenders was too much to handle for the Bobcats as they could not get past … Continue reading

Bobcat Bullets: Women’s lacrosse to battle UConn

By Kevin Noonan, QBSN Staff Writer After dropping the season opener to Yale 19-12, Quinnipiac (0-1) has to face another tough test to start the season in the UConn Huskies (2-0) on Saturday at noon. The Bobcats gave up six goals in the first 6:31 of the game to fall behind early, but were able … Continue reading

Quinnipiac/Yale rivalry more than just hockey

By Kevin Noonan, QBSN Staff Writer The War on Whitney.  The Elm City Rivalry.  There are a multitude of names to describe the rivalry that has developed between Quinnipiac and Yale. On the ice, the rivalry has been particularly tense over the past eight years since Yale joined Quinnipiac in the annual “Heroes Hat” game.  … 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

Fahoum Fahoum teaches language of tennis, merges two worlds to one

Written by Brian Farrell, QBSN Staff Writer Video produced by Austin Hopkins Most juniors in college spend their time doing homework, checking Facebook and going to parties. Quinnipiac’s Fahoum Fahoum is trying to unite cultures. Fahoum transferred to Quinnipiac after spending the last three years playing tennis for Old Dominion. Fahoum Fahoum from Austin Hopkins … 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

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

Bobcats fall in Singles Semifinals at QU Invite

By Chris Sbalcio, QBSN Staff Writer  Seniors Rachel Cantor and Erin Suvar lost their respective semifinals matches on the final day of play at the 16th annual Quinnipiac University Invitational at the outdoor tennis courts on Mount Carmel Campus. Although Quinnipiac did capture a Doubles Championship, won by junior Mary Chupa and sophomore Ariana Launie … Continue reading

Bobcats take win in Flight B Doubles

By Angelique Fiske, QBSN Publishing Editor   After two days of tennis at the Quinnipiac University Invitational, a pair of Bobcats walked away champions and two more continue to the final day of action. Mary Chupa and Ariana Launie dominated the University of Connecticut duo, Lucy Nutting and Emilie Burgess, winning 8-0.  The Flight “B” … Continue reading

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