Quinnipiac University Bobcats (2-18, 2-6 NEC)
College of the Holy Cross Crusaders (2-17, 0-5 Patriot League)
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009 - 7 p.m.
Burt Kahn Court - Hamden, Conn.
Bobcats Return Home To Face Holy Cross Tuesday
The Quinnipiac University volleyball team returns home to face Holy Cross in a non-conference match Tuesday night at the Burt Kahn Court. The Bobcats split their NEC matches this past weekend, outlasting St. Francis (N.Y.) in five sets Friday, before being swept by Long Island on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Crusaders also split a pair of matches last week, sweeping Bryant Thursday, before being swept by Army on Saturday.
Live Audio and Live Stats Available
Live audio and live stats are available for Tuesday's match at no cost. Both live audio and live stats can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate links on the volleyball schedule at www.quinnipiacbobcats.com.
Scouting the Holy Cross Crusaders
The Crusaders (2-17) are led by Megan Lynch, whose 223 kills lead the team by a wide margin. Chelsey O'Donnell coordinates the offense with 563 assists, while Angela Chisholm leads the defense with 262 digs, to go along with a team-leading 23 service aces. Callie Black had a team-best 39 blocks, while Kathleen Colpoys is close behind with 35.
Riker and Spiker
Logan Riker leads the Bobcats with 278 digs, while Kelby Carey has a team-high 217 kills.
Career Day at the Genovesi Center
A pair of Bobcats set new career highs at St. Francis (N.Y.) on Oct. 9. Kelby Carey smashed her previous career-high of 16 kills with 24 against the Terriers, while Kayla Lawler eclipsed her previous high of 41 assists with 53 against St. Francis.
Missed It By That Much
Kayla Lawler narrowly missed compiling what would've been her first career triple-double, posting a line of nine kills, 53 assists and 12 digs at St. Francis (N.Y.) on Oct. 9. The kill and assist figures were both career highs for the sophomore setter.
Double-Double Week Week
Kelby Carey compiled three consecutive double-doubles from Sept. 23-26. She started the streak with 11 kills and 16 digs at Central Connecticut on Sept. 23. She then compiled 12 kills and 12 digs, on the morning Sept. 26 at Yale, before posting a 15-kill, 14-dig performance that evening against CCSU.
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 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.
The Bobcats face Bryant as a conference foe for the first time since both teams were members of the Division II Northeast-10 Conference Saturday and Sunday at the Chace Center. Saturday's first serve is scheduled for 7 p.m., before a 4 p.m. start on Sunday.