Bobcats Begin Season Undefeated After Series Win Against Maine


Photo: Alex Bayer

Aiden Barrett


Quinnipiac completed their weekend sweep over Maine with a 3-2 win Friday and a 5-1 win Saturday. Although it is only a few games in, the Bobcats foreshadowed an exciting season ahead at the Peoples United Center.

Schryver-Adzija-House Line Clicking Early

One of the brightest spots on the ice this weekend was the line of Jessica Schryver, Lexie Adzija, and Taylor House. Quinnipiac’s top line scored in both games this past weekend and registered 15 shots on goal between the two games.

Transfer Junior Schryver has fit right in with her new line-mates adding two assists.

“The way that she plays really goes well with how me and Lexie play,” House said. “It’s been like a learning process just for her and how we play here versus at North Eastern she’s picked up everything really quickly it’s been really great having someone with that speed and can do what she can do.”

House herself put one past Loryn Porter for her first of the season.

“Our lines been building chemistry after these past two games and it’s really shown,” House said.

Quinnipiac’s top line looks to keep creating chances and building more chemistry as the season progresses.

Defense Producing Offense Early

Coach Cassandra Turner always stresses the fact of using a five-man unit in the offensive zone. This weekend Quinnipiac defensemen heard her message.

The Bobcat defense recorded points on four of the eight goals scored this weekend including a goal from Courtney Vorster who was very noticeable on the power play.

“Yeah I think that it just shows that our team is a five-man unit,” Vorster said. “Our emphasis is for D (defensemen) to join the rush so I think that yeah it was just a good play overall, Schryver had a good net drive so it just all happened.”

Vorster ended the weekend with a goal and an assist and saw power play time on the top unit at the quarterback position.

Vorster was not the only one on the defense that racked up points. Maddie Samoskevich was credited with two assists to her own name.


Both senior Logan Angers and graduate student Corinne Schroeder started a game this weekend. 

The two net-minders let up a total of three goals, Angers making 20 saves on 22 shots while Schroeder saved 27 of 28 shots. 

“She’s a calm goaltender,” Turner said when talking about Angers. ”She lets pucks come to her. She’s really comfortable in making that first save and so she made a couple of saves for us that kept the game moving forward.” 

Angers started 12 games last season and has started her 2021-2022 campaign with a win. 

The most memorable part of the weekend though was Schroeder’s goal. On a delayed penalty with no Black Bear goalie in net, Maine sent a pass back to no avail and the puck was sent into the 4X6 on the opposite end of the ice. Schroeder grabbed her first ever career goal while never leaving the crease.

“I was very surprised when I saw my name on the board,” said Schroeder. “I had no idea or thought that it could even be me I guess just a nice save and they did it to themselves.” 

Bobcat’s Future

The Bobcat’s begin the season undefeated and will remain in Hamden next weekend as they take on a series against LIU October 1st and 2nd.