- New Haven issues a Public Health Alert after over 90 people overdose
- Quinnipiac men’s basketball finalizes 2018-19 schedule
- Quinnipiac men’s basketball unveils non-conference slate
- Quinnipiac women’s basketball announces non-conference schedule
- New QCards show more face and less branding for easier identification
- President Judy Olian to ‘shape Quinnipiac’s bright future’ with students
- Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey releases 2018-19 schedule
- Sleeping Giant State Park closed indefinitely after tornado damage
- Quinnipiac partners with People’s United Bank
- Quinnipiac baseball secures 2-1 series win against Niagara
Women’s soccer falls in NEC opener
Bobcats unable to overcome early deficit
The Quinnipiac women’s soccer team lost in its first Northeast Conference game of the season Friday to the Sacred Heart Pioneers in a low-shooting 2-1 contest.
Sacred Heart (5-2-2) senior Samantha Kee wasted no time, scoring a header into the left corner 49 seconds into the first half. Sophomore Alyssa Brandofino was credited with the assist. Kee struck again five minutes into the second half, grabbing her third goal of the season.
The Bobcats (1-5-1) remained quiet until late in the second half when sophomore Beck Kiting scored their first and only goal off an offering from junior Kemesha Woodfine. Kiting’s goal was her second of the season, but it was not enough for the Bobcats.
“It was a disappointing loss, and there are many reasons for the result,” Quinnipiac head coach Dave Clarke said.
Both teams failed to reach double digits in shots, Sacred Heart outshot Quinnipiac 8-5. Both goalies, senior Jill Kelley for Quinnipiac and junior Sydney Judkins for Sacred Heart, finished with two saves.
The Bobcats will take on another NEC team on Friday when they face Fairleigh Dickinson in Teaneck, New Jersey.
“We just have to accept the score line and move on,” Clarke said. “We’ll try to learn from the game and rectify things against Fairleigh Dickinson.”