Women's Basketball Opens Season With 65-48 Loss At Fairfield

The Quinnipiac University women's basketball team opened the 2010-11 season with a 65-48 loss against Fairfield University in a nonconference match-up at Alumni Hall on Friday evening. With the loss the Bobcats fall to 0-1 on the season, while the Stags improve to 1-0.

Freshman Brittany McQuain (Independence, Mo.) led Quinnipiac with nine points and seven rebounds, while Kari Goodchild (Van Horne, Iowa) also added nine points. Joelle Nawrocki compiled a team-high of 15 points for Fairfield.

Quinnipiac went ahead 7-3 in the first three minutes of play, as Alyssa Jann (Westford, Mass) scored the first three-point shot in the game and freshman Brittany Hill (Mechanicsville, Va.) made two free throws.

Fairfield countered with an 8-0 run that put the Stags ahead 14-9 with 13:36 on the clock and never trailed again. Later in the half, the Stags went ahead by 14 points, leading the game with a score of 28-14. Katelyn Linney made two three-pointers, while Taryn Johnson scored four points on the drive.

The Bobcats were able to narrow the gap, ending the half with 32-19 on the scoreboard.

The Bobcats went on a 6-0 run early in the second half close the deficit to 37-29.

Quinnipiac kept control of the ball in the last two minutes of the game, scoring eight points, including a jumper made by Robin Keke (Bowie, Md.) at the buzzer, ending the game in a 65-48 Quinnipiac defeat.

Quinnipiac returns to action for the team's home opener against Holy Cross on Wednesday, Nov. 17. The game is scheduled to begin at 7 pm at the TD Bank Sports Center.