Field Hockey Home Friday at 4pm

Courtesy: Rider Sports Information
Release: October 25, 2013
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College Field Hockey – Code Cranberry
Rider Hosts Quinnipiac Friday

LAWRENCEVILLE—The Rider University field hockey team is back in action on Friday, October 25, when the Broncs host Quinnipiac University on Ben Cohen Field at 4 p.m.

Rider is led by all-time leading scorer, senior Sandra Penas (Barcelona, Spain) and four-time Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week Nicole Hareau (Montevideo, Uruguay).

Penas, who has 162 career points, is fifth in the nation in assists per game and she has nine goals and 11 assists this season as Rider has opened 10-5, 2-1 in MAAC play.

Hareau leads the MAAC in goals with 13 and her goals per game average is 13th best in the nation.  Hareau, who has four game-winning goals this season, comes into play having been recognized as the MAAC Rookie of the Week three weeks in a row.

Sophomore goalie Joelle Prettyman (Newark, Del./St. Mark’s) continues to lead the Broncs between the pipes, compiling a 1.29 goals against average.

As a team, Rider continues to lead the nation in penalty corners per game (11.27).

Led by Jess Rusin, Quinnipiac is 9-5, 2-0 in the MAAC.

The senior forward enters play with 11 goals and five assists and recently broke the Bobcat program record for scoring in a 3-0 win against Robert Morris.

Quinnipiac is fifth in the nation in defensive saves.

Rider and Quinnipiac met during the 2012 regular season with the Bobcats giving Rider its only conference loss of the season, 3-2 in Hamden, Connecticut.  The Broncs gained revenge by defeating the Bobcats 4-1 in the conference semifinals, led by two goals from then senior Gabby Burgo.

Rider has won 15 of the 26 meetings all-time against Quinnipiac, dating back to 1998.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early for a good seat as a large crowd is expected with the game also designated as a Code Cranberry event.

There is a slogan among Rider Athletes, that there are 341 athletes, 20 sports but 1 team. Rider SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Council), SAM (Student-Athlete Mentors) and members of the Captains' Leadership Seminar took that slogan and expanded it to create Code Cranberry.

On designated Code Cranberry dates, all varsity student-athletes are asked to come out to the contest, wearing their Code Cranberry tee-shirt, and cheer on their fellow student-athletes in an effort to show that while they compete in different sports, they are all part of one team, and that team is Rider Athletics.

Weather permitting, Friday’s game, as well as all home field hockey games, will be streamed on BroncVision, the pay per view video stream of Rider Athletics.

GameWatcher (LiveStats) will also be available for free on the website for all home games and most away contests.


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