Field Hockey Hosts No. 25 Old Dominion on Friday

Jon Surratt

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Courtesy: Quinnipiac Athletics

The Quinnipiac Bobcats field hockey team (4-9,1-4 Big East) takes on the No. 25 Old Dominion

Monarchs (9-5, 2-3 Big East) in a Big East matchup on Friday at 2 p.m. in Hamden. The Bobcats

are coming in on a five-game losing streak and have not won since September 21 against

Georgetown. The Bobcats are already officially eliminated from playoff contention.

The Monarchs are coming on a two-game winning streak and are looking to improve their

ranking and move ahead of Georgetown in the Big East standings.

 

Players to Watch

 

Quinnipiac: Hannah Teicher

 

Senior goaltender Hannah Teicher needs to step up against the Monarchs and not let them get any balls

behind her for the Bobcats to have a chance for a win against the Monarchs. Against ranked opponents,

Teicher allows 6.5 goals against ranked opponents In her best game against a ranked opponent, she

allowed three goals, though she’s allowed seven to nine in others. Teicher is going to graduate soon and

she wants to make an impact in her few games left for the Bobcats. If she wants her team to get the win

and upset, she needs to not let the Monarchs score.

 

Old Dominion: Erin Huffman

 

Junior forward Erin Huffman is tied for the team lead in goals for the Monarchs. Out of the 14

games the Monarchs have played, she has nine goals. Against unranked opponents, like the

Bobcats, she has seven goals. For the Monarchs to climb the Big East standings and improve

their national ranking, Huffman must keep up with her scoring on the Bobcats to go home with a

win.

 

Keys to The Game

 

Quinnipiac: Defense

 

For Quinnipiac to beat Old Dominion, the Bobcats need to not let Old Dominion run all around on them.

Old Dominion scores 2.5 goals a game, but in wins, the team scores three goals a game. If

Quinnipiac can allow two or less goals, the team has a good chance to win the game. If the defense and

goaltending does not stay strong, Quinnipiac most likely will end up on the losing side of the game.

 

Old Dominion: Keep the Pressure

 

For Old Dominion to win against Quinnipiac, they need to keep trying to get the ball in the

net. If Quinnipiac can only allow Old Dominion to score zero or one goal, they have a good shot to

win. When Old Dominion went on their four-game losing streak, they scored no more than two

goals. That is why Old Dominion must keep the pressure on in the attack and wear out the

defense of Quinnipiac to come away with the win. If the offense falters, Quinnipiac may

upset Old Dominion.

 

The Game

 

Make sure to tune in to QBSN’s live broadcast of Quinnipiac vs. Old Dominion from the

Quinnipiac Field Hockey Stadium in Hamden, Connecticut. Max Schreiber and Jon Surratt will

be on the call of the game. For live updates throughout the game, make sure to follow @QBSN

on twitter.