September 24, 2011

Women's Volleyball Travels To Central Connecticut State For NEC Opener On Sunday, Sept. 25

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Sunday, Sept. 25
Quinnipiac University Bobcats (1-12, 0-0 NEC) at
Central Connecticut State University Blue Devils (9-5, 1-0 NEC)
Detrick Gymnasium - New Britain, Conn.

Women’s Volleyball Travels to Central Connecticut to Open NEC Season
Bobcats Open NEC Schedule at Central Connecticut The Quinnipiac University women’s volleyball team will face the Central Connecticut Blue Devils in their first Northeast Conference match of 2011. Play begins at 1 p.m. at Detrick Gymnasium in New Britain, Conn.

Scouting the Central Connecticut Blue Devils
Central Connecticut enters the match at 9-5 overall on the season, with a 1-0 record in NEC play. The Blue Devils defeated Bryant, 3-1, in their first NEC match on Saturday. On Wednesday, Central Connecticut was victorious in a non-conference match against Holy Cross, sweeping the Crusaders, 3-0. Junior Emily Cochran leads the Blue Devils in kills per set at 3.58. Senior Danielle Gasser has posted a team-leading 10.92 assists per set. Freshman Brittany Schumacher is the team leader in digs per set at 4.68. Junior Jennifer Waddill has posted a team-leading and Northeast Conference-leading 0.51 aces per set so far in 2011.

All-Time Against The Blue Devils
The Bobcats are 1-16 all-time against the Blue Devils, and 0-8 in New Britain. Quinnipiac was 0-2 against Central Connecticut last year, falling 3-1 on Nov. 14 in Hamden, and 3-0 on Oct. 23 in New Britain.

Ms. 3000
With her next assist, senior Kayla Lawler (Louisville, Ky.) will reach 3,000 for her career. Lawler has recorded 302 assists so far in 2011.

Milestone Moments Approaching
Three Bobcats are approaching statistical milestones this season. Senior Kelby Carey (Surfside, Calif.) is well within striking distance of both 1,000 kills and digs, while junior Logan Riker (Bowling Green, Ohio) will likely reach 1,000 digs this season. 

Acing the Test
Senior Kayla Lawler (Louisville, Ky.) tallied a career-high seven service aces in the Bobcats’ match against Navy on Sep. 17 – a match in which the Bobcats had 16 aces as a team. On the season, Lawler has recorded 21 aces, and posted a 0.50 aces per set average. Her aces per set average is good for 24th in the nation, and second in the Northeast Conference. 

Welcome to the Show
Freshman Tierra Allen (Sumter, S.C.) recorded a career-high 14 kills in the Bobcats’ win over La Salle on Sep. 9. The next afternoon, she topped that mark, tallying 15 kills against Navy. Allen was also in double figures later in the day against Delaware State with 10 kills.