Quinnipiac Power Rankings

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Photo: Rebecca Castagna

Photo: Rebecca Castagna

1. Men’s Soccer (10-4-4, 7-0-3 MAAC)

  • Last week: Saturday, Nov. 1: W 2-1 at Iona; Wednesday, Nov. 5: W 2-0 at Fairfield
  • This week: Friday, Nov. 14 vs. Fairfield at 1 p.m- MAAC semi-finals; Sunday, (with a win on Friday) Nov. 16 vs. Monmouth/Iona at noon – MAAC championship

Two games separate the Bobcats from returning to their second consecutive NCAA Tournament. Head coach Eric De Costa’s squad is now undefeated in it’s last 16 conference games (10-0-6) dating back to last season and hasn’t lost a game this season since Sept. 17 at Holy Cross. The non-conference schedule (Northwestern, Northern Illinois, Boston College, Providence) clearly paid dividends for this team. With the MAAC Championships this weekend in Hamden, the Bobcats are the clear favorites to go dancing yet again.

2. Women’s Ice Hockey (7-0-1, 2-0-0 ECAC)

  • Last week: Idle
  • This week: Friday, Nov. 14 vs. Union at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 15 vs. Rensselaer at 4 p.m.

T.T. Cianfarano. Get to know her. The freshman is sort of a big deal already. She’s tallied 7 goals and 4 assists in her first eight collegiate games. A close second to men’s soccer … head coach Rick Seeley may have the best team in Hamden. The 5th ranked Bobcats shut out Cornell in Ithaca on Nov. 1, 3-0. It was the first time since 2006 that the Big Red were shut out at home.

3.  Men’s Ice Hockey (5-2-0, 2-0-0 ECAC)

  • Last week: Friday, Nov. 8: W 5-0 vs. Colgate; Saturday Nov. 9: W 1-0 vs. Cornell
  • This week: Friday, Nov. 14 at Union at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 15 at Rensselaer at 7 p.m.

No one could have imagined a four game winning streak including back-to-back conference shutouts against No. 4 Colgate and Cornell following a 1-2-1 start. Head coach Rand Pecknold’s team is now in full-swing. A third consecutive weekend sweep and a 4-0 record to start ECAC play should have this Bobcats team back in the top 15 in the country.

4. Women’s Cross Country (2nd at the MAAC Championships)

  • Last week: Idle
  • This week: Friday, Nov. 14 @ Van Cortlandt Park (Bronx, New York) NCAA Regional Championships

Second consecutive season in which the Bobcats finished in second place in the MAAC. Sophomore Niamh Ashe and freshman Kaleigh Roberts were All-MAAC selections. Extremely bright future for this team.

5. Men’s Cross Country (3rd at the MAAC Championships)

  • Last week: Idle
  • This week: Friday, Nov. 14 at Van Cortlandt Park (Bronx, New York) NCAA Regional Championships

Best team in head coach Carolyn Martin’s six year tenure. Headlined by junior Brendan Copley, the Bobcats jumped four spots in the MAAC standings from last year’s seventh place finish.

Under Consideration:

Field Hockey

  • Lost both regular season conference games at home in either the final minutes of regulation or in overtime. A season of missed opportunities. They do return the MAAC goalkeeper of the year Megan Conaboy next year.

Women’s Rugby

  • Just defeated West Chester, 36-17 on Senior Day. Head coach Becky Carlson and Co. are looking to win their first national championship.