HAMDEN, Conn. – Quinnipiac University Women’s
Basketball Head Coach Tricia Fabbri has once again prepared a
grueling schedule for the 2011-12 season. The Bobcats will play 14
home games, including a pair of home contests against Atlantic 10
opponents, Massachusetts and St. Joseph’s. Intrastate foes
Fairfield, Yale and Sacred Heart and Central Connecticut will also
visit the TD Bank Sports Center in the upcoming year.
"We've put together a very challenging non-conference schedule
that will prepare our team for the always competitive Northeast
Conference season," said Fabbri. "We're excited to have James
Madison, Fairfield, UMass, Yale and St. Joseph’s visiting the
TD Bank Sports Center this season. I also like putting a national
tournament on the schedule, and the St. Mary’s Tournament
will provide great experience for our ladies."
The docket gets started with a matinee Friday, Nov. 11 against
James Madison. The 4 p.m. start marks the first-ever meeting
between the Bobcats and the Dukes. Following a road tilt at Holy
Cross on Nov. 16, the Bobcats return home to face Fabbri’s
alma mater, Fairfield. The Bobcats fell to the Stags in last
season’s opener, marking just the second time Fabbri had
faced her former team as head coach of the Bobcats.
The Bobcats then head to the suburbs of San Francisco to take
part in the St. Mary’s Concord Hilton Thanksgiving Classic.
There, they’ll face two of the three teams taking part in the
Nov. 25 and 26 invitational – St. Mary’s, Minnesota and
Virginia Tech. Both contests will mark the first-ever meeting
between the two schools, as Quinnipiac has never faced any of the
Upon returning to the east coast, the Bobcats will open a
three-game home stand. Up first is a Nov. 29 pairing with
Massachusetts, which defeated the Bobcats in the 2009 Brown Bear
Classic Championship Game in the only prior meeting between the two
schools. Quinnipiac then opens Northeast Conference play against
Bryant on Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sacred Heart on Monday, Dec.
The Bobcats challenge Rhode Island on Dec. 10 in Kingston, R.I.,
before returning home to face Yale, following first-semester final
exams on Dec. 20. Following a week off for the holidays, the
Bobcats close 2011 at Patriot League foes American and Army on Dec.
28 and 30, respectively.
Quinnipiac rounds out the non-conference docket with a Jan. 3
meeting with St. Joseph’s at the TD Bank Sports Center. A
Jan. 7 pairing at St. Francis (N.Y.) gets conference play restarted
in earnest, before the Bobcats welcome Long Island to the TD Bank
Sports Center on Jan. 9.
Following four road contests at Robert Morris, Saint Francis
(Pa.), Bryant and Sacred Heart, the Bobcats welcome Wagner and
Mount St. Mary’s to Hamden on Jan. 28 and 30. The Saturday
contest against Wagner will be played as part of Linda Wooster
Girls and Women in Sports Day.
After Saturday and Monday contests at Monmouth and Fairleigh
Dickinson, Quinnipiac will play its first NEC Rivalry Week series
against Central Connecticut, after two years against Sacred Heart.
The first game will be played Saturday, Feb. 11, in New Britain,
before the Blue Devils make the return trip to Hamden on Wednesday,
Following their final road contest of the regular season on Feb.
18 at Long Island, the Bobcats play three straight home games to
close out the conference schedule. St. Francis (N.Y.) visits the TD
Bank Sports Center on Feb. 20, before Saint Francis (Pa.) and
Robert Morris come to Hamden on Feb. 25 and 27, respectively.
The Northeast Conference Tournament will once again be played at
higher seeds. The quarterfinals are scheduled for Saturday, March
3, with the semifinals and championship following on Tuesday, March
6 and Sunday, March 11, respectively.
All games are subject to change as a result of possible television
programming. Bobcats fans should visit the Official Website of
Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com, for the latest
schedule changes in addition to breaking news and highlights.
Quinnipiac fans who wish to purchase tickets can buy them online at
www.QuinnnipiacBobcats.com or by calling the TD
Bank Sports Center Ticket Office at 203-582-3905.
Nov. 11 James
TD Bank Sports Center, Hamden,