Quinnipiac Women’s Ice Hockey Remains Undefeated Out of Conference

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The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team defeated the Sacred Heart Pioneers 6-0 on Saturday afternoon in Hamden.

The Bobcats controlled the game from start to finish, outshooting the Pioneers 58-to-7 and dominating the faceoff circle as well, winning 38 of the 52 draws.

With the win, Quinnipiac improves to 7-3 on the season and 6-0 against non-conference opponents, with all six wins coming against Sacred Heart and LIU.

In those six games, it has been all Bobcats. They have outscored opponents 43-2 and outshot the Pioneers and Sharks 361-82.

“Our goal is to always play our best hockey,” said Quinnipiac head coach Cassandra Turner following Saturday’s win. “It doesn’t matter who we are playing we want to play our best hockey. This year with COVID and the year being as different as it has been I think anytime we lace up the skates we’re so excited to have the privilege to step out onto the ice.”

Those same words from Turner are also echoed by Quinnipiac players, who, like their coach, are always prepared to play their style of hockey, no matter the opponent.

“We play our game no matter who we are playing,” said senior forward Taylor Girard. “We forecheck the same, we do everything the same. So I think that’s a big thing and helps us move into the tougher teams.”

The Bobcats will get ready to welcome ECAC Hockey foe, Colgate, into Hamden next weekend for a two-game series against the fifth-ranked team in the nation.

“We just have to play with confidence, that’s the bottom line,” Turner said. “When you play with confidence in any game at this point it’s like a playoff game and you have got to feel prepared and that will lead to your confidence and now you can execute, it’s pretty simple.”