Quinnipiac field hockey shuts down Bryant, 2-0
Defense dominant as Bobcats allow just three shots on goal all game
The Quinnipiac field hockey team’s defense stole the spotlight Sunday, allowing only three shots on goal all game as the Bobcats took the match against Bryant, 2-0.
The Bobcats (10-7, 4-2 NEC) defense started off strong, allowing only two shots throughout the first 35 minutes. Meanwhile, on the offensive side of the ball, freshman Danielle Allen nailed a goal to the back of the cage in the 19th minute for her fifth goal of the season.
Cunniff added another goal and assist on the afternoon giving her a total of 12 on the season with one game remaining.
“What she has done for us, the level that she has taken us, and the trust we have in her has just been fantastic, and you saw that with her goal and assist,” Main Kohli said.
Bryant (7-10, 1-5) came out fighting in the second half, registering a number of corners, however, none of them proved successful as Quinnipiac walked away with the 2-0 win.
“You play Sacred Heart, it’s like a little bit of a rivalry. For us, we have to remember emotion is important in how a game is played like that… we’re going to have to learn how to move our shots around and be a little more dynamic in front of the cage,” Main Kohli said.
Seniors Kimberly Cunniff, Ashley Gradwell, Maria Malonski, Megan McCreedy and Kaitlyn Notarianni were honored prior the game Sunday afternoon. The five players were presented with flowers and met with their respective families on the field.
Quinnipiac squares off in its last regular season game next Friday at home against state rival, Sacred Heart at 3:30 p.m.