Oct. 24, 2006
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Separated by only 10 miles, Yale and Quinnipiac are natural rivals. To this point the field hockey aspect of that rivalry has been one-sided. The Bulldogs have won all six meetings between the schools, but the Bobcats come into Wednesday's 7:00 p.m. game at Johnson Field on a roll -- they have won five of their last seven games and outscored opponents 17-6 during that stretch.
Senior goalkeeper Elizabeth Friedlander (Milwaukee, Wisc.), who was selected to participate in the NFHCA Division I Senior All-Star game, has been busy lately. She has 43 saves over the last four games, and leads the Ivy League in that category with 132.
Senior midfielder Heather Orrico (Southbury, Conn.), Yale's captain, set a career high by tallying her eighth point of the year Saturday. Orrico assisted on the goal by senior back Emily Palilonis (Hightstown, N.J.) that gave the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead. Penn eventually rallied for the 3-2 win.
Quinnipiac head coach Becca Kohli earned her 100th career win Sunday with a 6-0 victory over St. Francis. The Bobcats (8-8, 5-2 NEC) are currently tied for second in the NEC.
Quinnipiac captain Jaime Cassesse, a first team All-NEC selection last year, leads the Bobcats in points (4-11-19). Jenna Grossman has played all 1137:21 in goal and has a .756 save percentage and 1.78 goals-against average.
Live stats from the game are scheduled to be available on www.yalebulldogs.com.