Pioneers Drop MAAC Opener at Quinnipiac, 4-1
|Sacred Heart (4-8, 0-1 MAAC)||1||0||1|
|Quinnipiac (8-5, 1-0 MAAC)||1||3||4|
|1st - 7:15||TAYLOR, Jennalise (Quinnipiac)|
|1st - 9:40||FRYE, Stephanie (Sacred Heart)|
|2nd - 44:32||OSANTISCH, Megan (Quinnipiac)|
|2nd - 60:18||RUSIN, Jessica (Quinnipiac)|
|2nd - 67:12||ENGELKE, Kristin (Quinnipiac)|
Stephanie Frye - 1
Sh: Christine Mace - 2
Sv: Mary Altepeter - 7
4 Players (#2, #6, #7, #18 - 1)
A: 4 Players (#1, #2, #7, #25 - 1)
Sh: TAYLOR, Jennalise - 5
Sv: 2 Players (#88, #TM - 2)
|TEAM STATISTICS||Sacred Heart||Quinnipiac|
|Shots (on goal)||5 (5)||19 (11)|
HAMDEN, CT (October 13, 2013) - The Sacred Heart field hockey team lost its Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opener on Sunday afternoon, falling to the Quinnipiac Bobcats, 4-1. This marks the first season of field hockey in the MAAC. The Pioneers fall to 4-8 overall on the season with the loss.
Quinnipiac (8-5, 1-0 MAAC) scored three second half goals to break open a 1-1 game at the half en route to the win. Four different Bobcats scored in the win. Jennalise Taylor gave QU a 1-0 lead just over seven minutes into action, scoring off a feed by Jessica Rusin.
The Pioneers responded quickly as senior Stephanie Frye (Walpole, MA) scored an unassisted goal just 2:25 later. The two teams would stay locked at 1-1 for the rest of the first half with the Bobcats holding an 11-2 edge on shots while earning eight penalty corners.
The Bobcats broke through in the 44th minute as Megan Osantisch scored what would prove to be the game-winner. Rusin and Kristin Engelke tacked on goal in the 60th and 67th minutes for the 4-1 win.
SHU's Mary Altepeter (Chesterfield, MO) made seven saves in goal.
The Pioneers are back in action next Sunday, October 20th when they host Robert Morris in MAAC action.