Poor Weather Conditions? No Problem as Bobcats Get Big Win Over Marist


Photo: Anthony W. Pacheco III

Brandon Murdock

The Quinnipiac Bobcats defeated the Marist Red Foxes by a final score of 16-7 on Saturday afternoon, a game in which the Bobcats were able to lead wire-to-wire.

The Bobcats opened the scoring a little over a minute into the game when Sophia Iaccino was able to put one in, and they never looked back from here.

Mia Delmond extended the lead for the Bobcats to two, when she was able to sneak in and put a rocket past the Red Foxes goalie Miranda Lopes. The lead then was cut in half after Red Foxes leading scorer, Kelly Trotta, was able to get around the Bobcats defense and put one past Kat Henselder.

This might have just made the Bobcats angry as with the rain pouring in, so did the goals.

Delmond got her second of the game as it looked like she may have been a bit out of control but found her footing at the right time and Iaccino got her second when she was able to sneak out of the penalty box and come in and get on the scoreboard again, forcing a Marist time out.

“We love these games,” said head coach Tanya Kotowicz. “Apparently Quinnipiac lacrosse is able to play when the [rain] is at its best.”

Emily Feeney extended the lead to 5-1 later in the quarter, which was all the scoring for the first quarter.

As great as the offense was in this quarter for the Bobcats, Henselder may have been the MVP as she was able to come up with six saves in the quarter.

The second quarter was a lot more even scoring as Feeney got her second of the game early on to make it a 6-1 game.

But, back-to-back goals by Kerri Guttenberger made it a game again and presented some nervous moments for the Bobcats.

The Bobcats were able to respond to the Guttenberger goals with two of their own, including Delmond getting a hattrick to end the half.

The Bobcats went into the break up 8-3.

“I think just the energy is the biggest component,” said Delmond. “It helped us through this game and kept us going with that big game.”

A combined five goal third quarter, 3-2 in favor of the Bobcats, included Abby Wise picking up hat-trick goals as well as Trotta getting her second and third goals of the game. 

Going into the fourth quarter, it was an 11-5 Bobcats lead.

The fourth quarter was dominated by the Bobcats as Delmond and Wise each picked up their fourth of the game, and Trotta also got her fourth on a free-position goal.

“Nobody was selfish, everyone was a selfless player today,” said Wise. “I was able to be in the right place at the right time too.”

The highlight of the quarter and possibly the game came when Desiree Kleberg leaped up to catch a high pass from Wise and in one motion shot it into the net, an alley-oop play that you would think you would only see on the basketball court.

The Bobcats will look to keep the offense rolling into their next game when they take on Niagara at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April. 1 at Niagara.