December 12, 2008

Video Stream Available For Saturday's Women's Basketball Game At Wagner

Quinnipiac University Bobcats (7-1, 1-0 NEC) vs.

Wagner College Seahawks (3-3, 0-0 NEC)
Saturday, December 13, 2008 – 4 p.m.

Spiro Sports Center – Staten Island

Saturday's Game
The Quinnipiac University women's basketball team returns to action against Wagner in its second Northeast Conference contest of the season. The Bobcats are coming off a 57-52 victory against Monmouth in their NEC opener last Saturday at the TD Banknorth Sports Center. The win against the Hawks was the fourth in a row for the Bobcats who finished their season-opening homestand a perfect 4-0. This season, Quinnipiac is 7-1 overall.

Scouting the Seahawks

Wagner plays its first NEC contest of the season against the Bobcats on Saturday. The Seahawks are 3-3 overall, with wins against Army, NJIT and most recently Colgate. This season, the Wagner ranks second in the NEC with a .421 field-goal percentage. Junior guard Andrea Reed has led the team in scoring in three of the six games this season, including a career-high 22 points against Army in the season-opening win on Nov. 14. Reed is averaging 14.3 points and six rebounds per game this season, while junior John'a Poole is adding nine points per game off the bench for the Seahawks.

National Recognition
For just the second time in program history, Quinnipiac received a vote in the most recent USA Today/ESPN/WBCA Top 25 Division I Coaches Poll. The Bobcats received one vote in the national poll after defeating the defending America East Champion Hartford, 73-61, on Dec. 6. Quinnipiac had dispatched of Big East foe Providence, 78-69, just three days before.

See It And Hear It

Saturday's game against Wagner can be heard on the Bobcats Sports Network. Bill Schweizer will handle the play-by-play duties with Bob Tipson adding color analysis. The game can also be seen on Wagner's video stream.

Home Cookin'

The Bobcats finished their four-game homestand 4-0. Quinnipiac overcame a halftime deficit to defeat Delaware, 50-41, in its first home contest of the season before handing Providence, Hartford and Monmouth losses in their trips to the TD Banknorth Sports Center.

Spread the Ball

Erin Kener (Erie, Pa.) led the Bobcats with 14 points in the win against Monmouth. Krystal Lazos (Medford, N.J.) chipped in with a season-high 10 points, while Jacki Mann (Rutherford, N.J.) set career-high figures in points (8) and assists (2). Mann's four blocks were one shy of her career high of five set against Delaware on Nov. 25.

So We Meet Again

Senior Mandy Pennewell (West Chester, Pa.) squares off with high school teammate Lindsay Corcoran for the first time in their collegiate careers. Wagner's Corcoran is averaging just under two points a game this season off the bench. The two led Villa Maria Academy to the PIAA Eastern Finals in Pennewell's senior season of 2004-05.

Road Trippin'

The Seahawks put their perfect 3-0 home record on the line when Quinnipiac comes to the Spiro Sports Center. The Bobcats have yet to lose a game on the road this season, with the team's lone loss to Michigan State coming on a neutral court at the TD Banknorth Classic in Burlington, Vt.

Double-Standard
Kathleen Neyens (Jaffrey, N.H.) recorded back-to-back double-doubles against Providence and Hartford in two wins last week. Against the Friars, she scored a career-high 18 points, while pulling down 12 boards. She duplicated that success on the glass with another 12 rebounds against Hartford and adding 11 points. Neyens is the only Bobcat to record a double-double this season.

Bench Notes

Freshman guard Felicia Barron (Springfield, Mass.) will be out indefinitely after suffering a knee injury against Monmouth on Dec. 6. This season, Barron had been averaging seven points per game in just over 14 minutes of action.

Three-Point Prowess

Pennewell is third in the NEC with 16 three-point field goals this season. She was the only Bobcat to connect from long range against Monmouth, finishing 1-for-1 from behind the arc. This season, Pennewell has had a three-point field goal in all but two games and has at least two in five contests.

Pulling Down Nine

Senior Brianna Rooney (Guilford, Conn.) had a career-high nine rebounds in the conference-opening win against the Hawks. Her previous high was set last season against Wagner when she pulled down eight boards on Feb. 9.

Bobcats Sign Two

Head Coach Tricia Fabbri announced the signing of two players to National Letters of Intent for the 2009-10 season this past week. Robin Keke (Bowie, Md.) and Shelby Sferra (LaGrangeville, N.Y.) will join the Bobcats next season. Sferra currently plays for The Ursuline School in New Rochelle, N.Y. Keke is the first-ever recruit from Maryland to commit to play for Fabbri at Quinnipiac.