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FIELD HOCKEY FALLS TO QUINNIPIAC, 4-1
Baltimore, MDUMBC (5-10, 4-7 NEC) lost their third straight as they fell to Northeast Conference preseason favorite Quinnipiac (10-7, 10-0 NEC), 4-1, Saturday afternoon at UMBC Stadium. Sophomore Cecile Banas (Gaithersburg, MD/Wooton) scored the lone goal for the Retrievers after successfully putting back a rebounded Wendy Ison (Pasadena, MD/Chesapeake) shot at 58:28.
Quinnipiac got on the board early when sophomore Chelsea Osbrey (North Kingstown, RI/North Kingstown) scored off a penalty corner just 1:51 into the game. Osbrey would convert another corner to net what would be the game-winning goal just two minutes before halftime to create a 2-0 Bobcat lead. Teammates Jennifer Lucich (Livingston, NJ/Livingston) and Amy Cunniff (Walpole, MA/Walpole) added insurance goals late in the second half to secure the victory for Quinnipiac.
For the game, Quinnipiac outshot UMBC 12-11 and posted more penalty corners, 8-6.
Quinnipiac 2 2 4
UMBC 0 1 1
Goals- Quinnipiac Osbrey (Meredith Klein), 1:51; Osbrey (Eileen Gallagher), 32:42;
Lucich (Kristen McCarthy), 50:20; Cunniff (Jillian Holod), 60:10
UMBC Banas (unassisted), 58:28
Saves- Quinnipiac Erin McKay (70 min., 6 saves)
UMBC Meghan Polek (70 min., 3 saves)
Cautions- Quinnipiac Jackie Langenstein (Green), 10:09
Amy Cunniff (Green), 30:32