Volleyball Plays Three In Greater New Haven This Weekend

Quinnipiac University Bobcats (1-11, 1-1 NEC) at
Yale University Bulldogs (7-1)
Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009 - 11 a.m.
John J. Lee Amphitheater - New Haven, Conn.

Quinnipiac University Bobcats (1-11, 1-1 NEC) vs.
Central Connecticut State University Blue Devils (4-7, 1-0 NEC)
Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009 - 7 p.m.
Burt Kahn Court - Hamden, Conn.

Quinnipiac University Bobcats (1-11, 1-1 NEC) vs.
Binghamton University Bearcats (6-6)
Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009 - 2 p.m.
Burt Kahn Court - Hamden, Conn.

Bobcats Play Three In Greater New Haven
The Quinnipiac University volleyball team will play three matches in Greater New Haven this weekend. The Bobcats first travel to New Haven to face Yale at 11 a.m. on Saturday, before a 7 p.m. Northeast Conference night cap against Central Connecticut at the Burt Kahn Court. The weekend concludes with a 2 p.m. Sunday tilt with Binghamton in Hamden.

Live Stats And Audio Available
Live stats for all of this weekend's matches will be available at no cost. In addition, student radio station WQAQ will broadcast the two home matches. The live audio and live stats can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate links on the volleyball schedule at www.quinnipiacbobcats.com.

Scouting the Yale Bulldogs
The Bulldogs (7-1) are led by all-around threat Cat Dailey, who leads the team in kills (92) and service aces (9), is second in digs (74) and fifth in blocks (12). Kerry Clavadetscher has contributed a team-high 159 assists, while Kelly Ozurovich has tallied 129 digs to pace Yale.

Scouting the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils
The Blue Devils (4-7, 1-0 NEC) are led by Jamie Baumert, whose 118 kills and 47 blocks lead the team by a wide margin. Amanda Bayer's 339 assists and 13 aces are both team bests. Kaitlin Petrella's 183 digs also pace the Blue Devils.

Scouting the Binghamton Bearcats
The Bearcats (6-6) feature two potent offensive forces in Anna Lejina (162 kills) and Michelle McDonough (140 kills). McDonough has also contributed a team-high nine service aces and 101 digs (2nd-team). Lindsey Mueller has run the offense effectively with 395 assists. Defensively, the Bearcats are led by Brianna Strong (206 digs) and Dawn Lammert (34 blocks).

Reaching New Heights
Several Quinnipiac student-athletes established season highs in the Bobcats' 3-0 sweep of St. Francis (N.Y.) on Sept. 20. Kelby Carey eclipsed her prior season-and-career-high with 16 kills, while Alyssa Naylor hit a season-best .588. Kayla Lawler established a new season-high with 40 assists, while Chelsey Pachoud had a season-best 12 kills to go along with 11 digs to compile her first career double-double.

Riker and Spiker
Logan Riker leads the Bobcats with 164 digs, while Kelby Carey has a team-high 117 kills.

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 Boast Academic Success
The Bobcats were honored by the Northeast Conference and the American Volleyball Coaches Association last season after compiling a 3.61 team grade-point average. The Bobcats' GPA was tops in the NEC, while the AVCA honored QU with its Team Academic Award, given annually to teams that compile at least a 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 scale, for the third consecutive year.

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, 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.

On Deck
The Bobcats return to Northeast Conference action Thursday, when they travel to Brooklyn, N.Y., to take on Long Island. First serve is scheduled for 8 p.m.