Caroleo’s six goals not enough for Quinnipiac

Giovanni Mio

Senior midfielder Marissa Caroleo’s game-high six goals weren’t enough for the Bobcats, as they lost 18-9 to the Vermont Catamounts Wednesday afternoon.

Caroleo’s six goals now give her 17 on the year, which leads the team. She also leads the team in points with 21.

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“Marissa’s one of the best players in the league but she can’t do it alone,” Quinnipiac head coach Danie Caro said. “It has to be the entire team, and right now we’re not consistent as a team.”

The Bobcats (1-4) will play their first conference game Friday as they travel to Staten Island to face Wagner at 3 pm.

“I think we had a lot of trouble stringing good plays together,” Caro said. “We had a lot of positives out there but we had a lot of negatives….we’re a good team but we’re not playing well.”

Vermont (6-2) sophomore attacker Sydney Mas led the Catamounts with five goals, three which came in the first half.

Bobcat freshman goalie Samantha Tilts made 16 saves in her debut. Catamount goalie Laura Barber made 10 saves for Vermont.

“Sam did a great job for us, she has a great attitude,” Caro said. “I love the job that she did and she’s going to be a great goalie for us, but I told both goalies it’s a day-to-day decision. Whoever’s playing well and gives us the best chance to win gets the start.”