Quinnipiac Women’s Soccer Dominates In-State Rival Yale Sunday


(Photo: Liz Flynn)

Ben Kane

After a 3-0 win against Lafayette on Wednesday, the Quinnipiac women’s soccer team was back in action on Sunday in Hamden against Yale.

The game got off to an electric start, with the first goal coming after just 36 seconds of play.

The fast paced move started off with a backheel in the middle field, as the ball was worked out to Rebecca Cooke, whose cross was deflected to Selena Salas, who then powered the ball into the top right corner.

Within the next thirty minutes, the Bobcats scored another three goals courtesy of Emily Loney, Courtney Chochol, and Rebecca Cooke, which was something that head coach Dave Clarke was very proud of.

“I like the fact that we had three different goal scorers on the day, as well as the quality of the goals,” Clarke said.

While the attacking play of the Bobcats may have taken the headlines, Clarke already put this game behind him, and was solely focused on the next game.

“It’s really all just about Wednesday, the game against Lafayette is behind us, as well as the game today,” Clarke said. “We are just focused on what’s ahead of us.”

With the focus already being shifted, Clark is now asking his players for consistency within the coming weeks.

“It’s still such an early game, but now we need to match the intensity we had on the day,” Clarke said. “ There’s no point of playing like this, and not doing it again midweek.”

The Bobcats will be back in action on Wednesday as they look to take down the University of Albany at 4 p.m. in Hamden.