Volleyball Opens 2010 At Beanpot Classic This Weekend

2010 Beanpot Classic

Quinnipiac University Bobcats (0-0) vs.
College of the Holy Cross Crusaders (0-0)
Friday, Aug. 27, 2010 - 2 p.m.
Holy Cross Field House - Worcester, Mass.

Quinnipiac University Bobcats (0-0) vs.
Fordham University Rams (0-0)
Saturday, Aug. 28 - 2:30 p.m.
Power Gym - Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Quinnipiac University Bobcats (0-0) vs.
Boston College Eagles (0-0)
Saturday, Aug. 28 - 7 p.m.
Power Gym - Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Bobcats Open 2010 Season At Beanpot Classic
The Quinnipiac University volleyball team opens the 2010 season at the Beanpot Classic, being held on a pair of Massachusetts campuses this weekend. The Bobcats will face Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., Friday afternoon at 2 p.m., before playing Fordham and host Boston College on Saturday.

Follow the Bobcats
Live Stats for Saturday night's match at Boston College will be available. To access the live stats, please click on the appropriate links on the volleyball schedule at www.quinnipiacbobcats.com.

Returning Cast
Quinnipiac returns much of last season's core of student-athletes, as well as its 2008 Team MVP. Junior setter Kayla Lawler, who almost solely ran the Bobcats' attack, returns as team captain after dishing out 785 assists in 2009. The team's leading hitter, Kelby Carey, also returns for her junior season, a year after piling up 317 kills. Sophomore libero Logan Riker is also back for the Bobcats after compiling 406 digs as a freshman. Meanwhile, redshirt sophomore outside hitter Stephanie Biediger returns to the Bobcats after missing the 2009 season due to injury. Biediger was named Team MVP as a freshman after recording 233 kills, 244 digs, 31 blocks and 66 assists.

Scouting the Holy Cross Crusaders
The Crusaders return the majority of their vital contributors from a team that finished 5-24 in 2009. Megan Lynch led the team with 371 kills, while Chelsey O'Donnell had 893 assists. Callie Black's 58 blocks were a team best, while Angela Chisholm led Holy Cross in service aces (43) and digs (360).

Scouting the Fordham Rams
Fordham returns all of its most potent hitters, but must replace setter Katherine Burrell, who had a team-best 804 assists in 2009. Kailee May led the Rams with 338 kills, 364 digs and 30 service aces last season. Katie Wells also contributed a team-best 101 blocks.

Scouting the Boston College Eagles
The Eagles return a strong group, but lose their top hitter, Taylor Williams. Back are assists leader Krissy Mussenden, digs leader Brennan Clark, blocks leader Melanie Cimino and service aces leader Tsvetelina Dureva.

On Deck
The Bobcats return to action Friday and Saturday, Sept. 3-4, when they take part in the Yale Invitational. The Bobcats face Rhode Island, Friday at 5 p.m., before taking on Yale (1 p.m.) and Stony Brook (5 p.m.) on Saturday. All matches will be played at Yale's John J. Lee Amphitheater in New Haven, Conn.