University Bobcats (3-5, 1-0 NEC) vs.
Yale University Bulldogs (2-7)
Monday, Dec. 20, 2010 - 7:00 p.m.
John J. Lee Amphitheater - New Haven, Conn.
Monday Night Basketball
The Quinnipiac University women's basketball team plays Yale University in a non-conference match-up on Monday, Dec. 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the John J. Lee Amphitheater in New Haven, Conn. The Bobcats enter the game with a 3-5 overall record and at 1-0 in the Northeast Conference, while the Bulldogs are 2-7 on the year. Quinnipiac beat Army, 69-65, in its most recent outing on Dec. 11.
Live video, audio and stats will be available by clicking on the appropriate links on the women's basketball schedule at www.quinnipiacbobcats.com. Fans can listen to the game live on WQUN 1220-AM with Bill Schweizer and Bill Mecca.
The Bulldogs enter Monday's game after winning, 91-85, against nationally ranked Florida State on Saturday, Dec. 18. Four Yale athletes scored in double-figures, including Janna Graf (22), Megan Vasquez (25), Mady Gobrecht (12), and Michelle Cashen (11). Cashen compiled the game's only double-double, pulling down 13 rebounds, in addition to scoring 11 points. Aarica West recorded a team-high 10 assists in the win. Yale shot 50 percent from the field and 42.1 percent from behind the arc against Florida State. Prior to their most recent victory, the Bulldogs were 1-7 on the year. Yale beat Holy Cross, 74-71, in its home-opener in November. The Bulldogs since dropped to Boston University, Delaware, California, UC Davis, Providence, while also losing to two NEC teams, Fairleigh Dickinson and Sacred Heart. Overall, the Bulldogs average 30 rebounds and 13.6 assists per game. Yale currently shoots 36.9 percent from the floor and 67.9 percent from the line. Sophomore Guard Megan Vasquez leads the Bulldogs with 12.6 points per game, while junior forward Michelle Cashen averages a team-high 5.1 rebounds per game.
All-Time Against The Bulldogs
Quinnipiac posts an all-time record of 8-6 with Yale. In the last 10 Years, the Bobcats have defeated the Bulldogs eight times. In its most recent meeting, Quinnipiac beat Yale, 75-59, on Dec. 21, 2009 in a game held at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn. The game was tied 29-29 at the half, but the Bobcats were able to come back in the second half for the victory. Courtney Kaminski scored 14 points and pulled down five rebounds in the contest, while Lisa Lebak collected 12 points and two rebounds. Overall, Quinnipiac is 5-3 at home and 3-3 on the road, against Yale.
Last Time Out
In its most recent outing, Quinnipiac beat the Army Black Knights, 69-65, on Saturday. Dec. 11 in a game held at the TD Bank Sports Center. In their third-straight win of the season, the Bobcats shot 38.3 percent from the floor and 80.8 percent from the line, while both teams collected 35 rebounds. Quinnipiac ended the half with a 10 point lead, 42-32. The Bobcats continued to stay ahead, later increasing their lead by 12 points down the stretch. The Black Knights came back within two points, but Quinnipiac was able to add another two points by Felicia Barron to end the game, ahead by four points, 69-65.
Jacki's The Man
Jacki Mann recorded both game and career highs, as she scored 18 points in the victory against Army. In addition, the junior forward collected a team-high seven rebounds and an assist, a block, and a steal.
Barron On The Ball
Felicia Barron continued to be a leader for the Bobcats this season as she tallied 17 points, three assists, three rebounds, and three steals against Army. Currently, the sophomore guard leads Quinnipiac with 12.1 points and four assists per game.
Brittany On The Boards
Brittany McQuain continues to lead Quinnipiac's defense, averaging 5.0 defensive rebounds per game, while pulling down 6.3 rebounds per game overall.
Conference Play Begins
The Bobcats won their first NEC game of the year against Wagner, 85-72, at the TD Bank Sports Center on Saturday, Dec. 4. Quinnipiac shot a season-high 46.6 percent from the floor and 83.3 percent from the line. The Bobcats scored 21 points off of 13 Wagner turnovers and outrebounded the Seahawks, 45-32. Four Quinnipiac players scored in double figures, including Alyssa Jann (11), Brittany McQuain (10), Shelby Sferra (12) and Felicia Barron (14).
Felicia's Ferocious Offense
Felicia Barron collected a team-high 14 points and a career-high eight assists in the Wagner contest. The sophomore guard added four rebounds and two steals against the conference opponent.
Shelby Shoots... She Scores
In addition to scoring a career-high 12 points against Wagner, sophomore forward Shelby Sferra matched a career-high seven rebounds and posted three assists and three steals in the contest.
A Senior's Stats
Senior captain Alyssa Jann was 3-4 from the floor and from behind the arc against the Seahawks. The forward pulled together 11 points, four rebounds, and a steal in the game. Jann has made 12 three-pointers this season and averages 7.1 points per game.
McQuain Makes Moves
Brittany McQuain led the Bobcats' defensive with five defensive rebounds, six in total, versus Wagner. The freshman added 10 points and two assists in the match.
First Victory At Home
Quinnipiac earned its first win of the season against the University of Vermont on Wednesday, Dec. 1. The Bobcats beat the Catamounts, 76-67, in a game played at the TD Bank Sports Center. Quinnipiac closed the first half with a 14-2 run, turning a seven-point deficit into a five-point lead at the half, 38-33. The Bobcats then opened the second half with a 17-2 run to push their lead to 20 points, 55-35. Quinnipiac led by as many 23 points in the game. Three Quinnipiac players scored in double-figures against Vermont, including Felicia Barron (17), Kari Goodchild (15) and Brittany McQuain (10).
Victorious Versus Vermont
Felicia Barron matched her career-high 17 points against Vermont. The sophomore guard previously scored 17 points against Vermont back in the 2008-09 season. Barron added five assists, two rebounds and two steals in the win.
A Good Game
Kari Goodchild scored a career-high 15 points versus Vermont. She also made five rebounds and four assists.
Lucky Number 7
Junior forward Jacinda Dunbar scored seven points and added a season-high seven rebounds against Vermont.
McQuain Makes Moves
McQuain pulled down nine rebounds versus Vermont and collected 10 points, three steals, one assist, and one block in the match.
Vanderbilt Thanksgiving Tourney
The Bobcats played in the Vanderbilt Thanksgiving Tournament in late November. In its first game of the tournament, Quinnipiac lost to nationally-ranked Vanderbilt, 111-53. Alyssa Jann scored 14 points and pulled down a rebound and an assist, while Felicia Barron, an All-Tournament selectee, scored eight points in the loss.
Quinnipiac lost, 78-59, to Southern California, in its second game of the Vanderbilt Thanksgiving Tournament on Nov. 28. Tied, 35-35, at halftime, the Bobcats were unable to come back in the second half. Overall, the team shot 35.2 percent from the floor and 71.4 percent from the line. Felicia Barron scored 11 points and added six assists and four rebounds in the game. In addition, Brittany McQuain posted her first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
At St. Bonaventure
Quinnipiac fell to St. Bonaventure, 66-47, in a contest held at the Reilly Center on Nov. 21. The Bobcats were led by Felicia Barron as she scored 14 points and made four assists. Alyssa Jann pulled down a team-high six rebounds out of the team's 33.
Cross At Home
The Bobcats lost, 72-60, in its home-opener against Holy Cross on Wednesday, Nov. 17. at the TD Bank Sports Center. The team recorded a 66.7 free-throw percentage and was .329 from the floor in the defeat. In the first twenty minutes of play, the score was tied four times, while the lead changed three times. Despite the loss, the Bobcats were able to hold the Crusaders to only a two-point lead in the first half.
Kaminski Scores 1,000th Point
Senior center Courtney Kaminski became the 17th Quinnipiac women's basketball player to score 1,000 points, as she scored 10 points in Wednesday's game against Holy Cross. The senior also made five rebounds in the contest, after missing the Bobcats' first game of the season.
Leading Ladies At Home
Felicia Barron led the Bobcats with 14 points, a team-high four assists and two steals against Holy Cross. Kari Goodchild pulled down a team-high seven assists and scored six points, while Jacinda Dunbar led Quinnipiac with two blocks versus Holy Cross, also recording 11 points and six rebounds in the game. In addition, Jacki Mann was the only player to make every field goal attempt (6). The junior forward scored 12 points, tallied one assist and pulled down four rebounds overall.
The Bobcats lost, 65-48, in their season-opener on Friday, Nov. 12 at Fairfield University. Overall, Quinnipiac was .455 from the free throw line and had a .340 field goal percentage in the contest. The team was led by freshman forward Brittany McQuain and junior transfer Kari Goodchild. Both Quinnipiac newcomers scored nine points, while McQuain also recorded seven rebounds.
What's Ahead For Quinnipiac
The Bobcats will face the University of New Hampshire on Dec. 22 at 5:00 p.m. Quinnipiac will take part in the St. Joseph's Tournament as it plays Lafayette on Dec. 28 at 4:00 p.m. and either St. Joseph's or New Hampshire on Dec. 29 at 7:00 p.m.