Quinnipiac University Bobcats (0-3) at
Dartmouth College Big Green (1-0)
Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009 - 7 p.m.
Leede Arena - Hanover, N.H.
Bobcats Look To Bounce Back
The Quinnipiac University volleyball team returns to action Tuesday night when it travels to Hanover, N.H., to take on Dartmouth. The Bobcats lost their first three matches of the season to Fordham, St. John's and Boston College at this past weekend's St. John's Classic. Meanwhile, Dartmouth won its season opener in a five-set thriller against the University of Rhode Island, Sept. 4.
Scouting the Dartmouth Big Green
Krista Merchat led a balanced Big Green attack with 13 kills in their season-opening 3-2 win against URI. Madeline Baird (12) and Megan MacGregor (11) also contributed double-digit kills. Amber Bryant had a team-high 13 digs, while Baird added 11. Merchat also led the Big Green defense with three solo blocks, while Kendall Houston had a team-high 35 assists.
Riker Rakes In All-Tournament Honors
Freshman Logan Riker earned St. John's Classic All-Tournament Team recognition in her first weekend as a collegiate volleyball player after registering a team-high 34 digs on the weekend. Included in the feat was a 16-dig performance in the season-opener against Fordham.
Carey-ing The Load
Sophomore Kelby Carey had a team-high 30 kills during the St. John's Classic, including a career-high 14 against Fordham.
Pachoud Packs A Punch
Freshman Chelsey Pachoud compiled 22 kills (2nd-team) and 29 digs (2nd-team) at the St. John's Classic. She finished the weekend with a pair of double-digit dig efforts.
Bobcats Bring Back Six
The Bobcats return six letter winners this season. Leading the group is graduate student Erin Overdevest (Bridgeton, N.J.), who missed last season due to injury. Senior Kristen Corinaldesi (Port Washington, N.J.) returns to the Bobcats after serving in a reserve capacity last season. Sophomores Stephanie Biediger (Houston, Texas), Kelby Carey (Surfside, Calif.), Kayla Lawler (Richmond, Ind.) and Alyssa Naylor (San Diego, Calif.) all started for the Bobcats in 2008, giving Quinnipiac an experienced returning core of players.
The Bobcats return to action Friday, when they travel to New York City to take part in the Columbia Invitational. The Bobcats face Stony Brook (11 a.m.) and Columbia (7 p.m.) on Friday, before Saturday pairings with Marist (2 p.m.) and Iona (5 p.m.).