Women's Basketball Takes On Vermont Friday In TD Banknorth Classic

Quinnipiac University Bobcats (2-0) vs.

University of Vermont Catamounts (1-0)
Saturday, November 22, 2008 – 1 p.m.

Patrick Gymnasium – Burlington, Vt.

Saturday's Game
Quinnipiac travels to Burlington, Vt., to take on Vermont in the TD Banknorth Classic. The Catamounts are coming off an 83-69 win against UMass on Nov. 14. The Bobcats enter the weekend having won their first two games of the season. In Quinnipiac's most recent game, the Bobcats defeated Brown, 79-62, Sunday afternoon in Providence, R.I. Erin Kerner (Erie, Pa.) scored a season-high 25 points, including 19 in the second half on 8-of-12 shooting from the field. This is just the second meeting between the two teams and the first since Jan. 11, 1982. In the last contest, Quinnipiac beat the Catamounts, 85-62.

Hear It Now

This weekend's games can be heard on the Bobcats Sports Network on www.wqun.com. Eli Olken-Dann will handle the play-by-play duties with color commentary from Bob Tipson.

The Weekend
The Bobcats take part in the TD Banknorth Classic this weekend. Quinnipiac plays Vermont in the opening game on Saturday afternoon. The Bobcats will play either Dartmouth or Michigan State on Sunday depending on the outcome of Friday's games. Dartmouth is currently winless, having lost its first two games of the season to Hartford and St. John's. The Spartans most recently defeated Detroit, 85-48, Wednesday night. The win improved Michigan State's record to 3-0 this season. Three of the four teams this weekend have yet to lose in 2008-09, including the Bobcats (2-0).

Twenty Something

Kerner is the first player with back-to-back twenty-point performances to begin a season since current Basketball Operations Intern Monique Lee accomplished the feat against Holy Cross and Iowa to start the 2006-07 season. Kerner opened the season with 22 points at Stony Brook on Nov. 14, before dropping 25 on the Brown Bears two days later.

Cleaning Up The Glass

Senior co-captain Mandy Pennewell (West Chester, Pa.) led the Bobcats with nine rebounds at Brown. Pennewell also had a game-high five offensive rebounds to go along with her four at the defensive end of the court.

I'll Take That

In her first game, freshman Felicia Barron (Springfield, Mass.) recorded seven steals. That number was the second-highest single game total in the program's Division I history. Against Brown, Kathleen Neyens (Jaffrey, N.H.) led the Bobcats with four steals. Neyens also finished the game with three assists.

Double Up

Quinnipiac had four players in double figures against the Bears. Kerner led the way with 25, while Pennewell added 17 of her own. Senior guard Brianna Rooney (Guilford, Conn.) rounded out the trio of scorers with 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting and 2-for-3 from behind the three-point arc. Barron nearly joined the act, finishing with eight points.

Tournament Time

Last season, the Bobcats played in two regular season tournaments. Quinnipiac fell to Hofstra, 54-51, on Nov. 23 in the first game of the Dead River Company Classic in Orono, Maine. The Bobcats defeated tournament-host Maine, 70-49, the next afternoon. In late December, Quinnipiac played in the Surf'N Slam Tournament in San Diego, Calif. The Bobcats defeated tournament-host San Diego State on Dec. 28, 78-59, before falling to Seton Hall in overtime in the second game of the weekend, 69-64.