Monthly Archives: November 2008

Women’s basketball live on sports stream

By Andrew Fletcher

The Quinnipiac women’s basketball team is facing Providence College at the TD Banknorth Sports Center this afternoon at 1 p.m.

WQAQ Sports’ Andrew Gau and Michael Feldstein will bring the action live on our sports stream at that time.

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Bobcats endure first loss of season in TD Banknorth Classic final

By Robert Schilling

The women’s basketball suffered their first defeat of the season Sunday afternoon at the hands of Michigan State.  The Spartans routed the Bobcats in the final of the TD Banknorth Classic in Burlington, Vt., by a score of 81-48.

Senior Erin Kerner led Quinnipiac with 13 points, but she was the only Bobcat to hit double figures.  The shooting percentages for each team told the story of the afternoon, as QU shot just 26.2 percent from the field, and an icy 12 percent from three-point range.  The Spartans were the polar opposite, shooting 62.2 percent from the field and 50 percent from downtown.  Allyssa DeHaan led the Spartans with a game-high 21 points.

The Bobcats (3-1) will look to rebound when they take on Delaware (2-1) Tuesday night at the TD Banknorth Sports Center.  Tip off is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Click here to view the box score from this game.

Women defeat Vermont in opening game of TD Banknorth Classic

By Robert Schilling

The Quinnipiac women’s basketball team built on their impressive start to the season by improving to 3-0 this afternoon with a 72-53 rout of Vermont in the first game of the TD Banknorth Classic in Burlington, Vt.

Quinnipiac had a balanced attack as four players reached double digits in points.  Freshman Felicia Barron led the Bobcats with 17 points, junior Sarah McGowan and senior Mandy Pennewell poured in 15 points each and senior Erin Kerner added 12.  McGowan was a perfect 5-for-5 from the field (including 3-for-3 from distance), as QU shot 47.6 percent (10-for-21) from three-point range as a team.  Solid defense from the Bobcats also contributed to the victory, holding the Catamounts to just 31.6 percent from the field.

Quinnipiac now awaits the winner of the Dartmouth/Michigan State matchup (tip-off 3 p.m.)  They will meet either the Big Green or the Spartans in the championship game tomorrow afternoon.  The tip is scheduled for 4 p.m.

Click here to view the box score from this game.

More live women’s hockey on sports stream

By Andrew Fletcher

The Quinnipiac Bobcats women’s ice hockey team lost to Clarkson 2-0 last night to fall to 2-12-1 overall and 1-3-1 in ECAC Hockey play.

They will look to split this weekend’s series this afternoon against St. Lawrence at 4 p.m.  Justin Cohen and Andrew Gau will bring you the action live on our sports stream at that time.

Women’s hockey live tonight on sports stream

By Andrew Fletcher

Even though most people have fled Hamden, Conn., for Thanksgiving Break, we’re not taking any time off.  We will be broadcasting games throughout the break, including tonight’s women’s hockey game at the TD Banknorth Sports Center against Clarkson.

Quinnipiac head coach Rick Seeley is facing his former team for the first time tonight at 7 p.m.  Jamie Palatini and Justin Cohen will bring you the action live on our sports stream at that time.

Stay tuned to WQAQ Sports for information on our next broadcast.

Athlete of the Week: Bryan Leitch

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By Steven Ceruti

After a huge weekend for the Quinnipiac men’s hockey team which included two big wins over Union and RPI, senior forward Bryan Leitch is this week’s pick for WQAQ Athlete of the Week. Leitch lead the Bobcats with three goals and two assists against Union in their 6-3 win Friday, and added two more assists in the 5-1 win over RPI on Saturday. The five points he tallied against Union were the most in his career and it was also his first hat trick as a member of the Bobcats.

The Bobcats had a tough time scoring this season and when Leitch scored his first goal of the game in the first period, the flood gates seemed to open for the QU. That goal broke a 194-minute scoreless streak for Quinnipiac, and gave them the confidence they carried through their huge weekend with two conference wins. They had been shut out in the three previous games but exploded for 11 goals over the weekend, seven of which Leitch was involved with.

On the season, Leitch has been a huge player for the Bobcats with three goals along with his team leading 10 assists. He is +1 overall, and now that the offense seems to be coming around, look for Leitch to make an even bigger mark on the offensive end. Quinnipiac has another big weekend coming up on the road in New York. They take on a tough Clarkson team on Friday at 7 p.m. and then go to St. Lawrence on Saturday when they will battle the Saints at 4 p.m. Leitch will look to continue his offensive success and keep the Bobcats winning streak alive.

Quinnipiac leaves Army unarmed

By Kevin Lo

(HAMDEN, Conn.)  – With just 2.2 seconds left on the clock, Jeremy Baker crashed the boards, tipping in a missed lay-up, giving Quinnipiac its first home victory of the season, 66-64 in overtime. Coincidentally this happened to be many of a first for Quinnipiac as it was also their first time in Division I history starting the season 2-0.

“We’re just trying to change the culture brick by brick trying to build a program,” said Coach Tom Moore.

The two teams were neck and neck the whole way in overtime. With 1:24 left to go the score was 64-62. Army hit a baseline jumper with 20.2 seconds to play to tie it at 64. In the last play of the game, Queens bred point guard James Johnson came off a pick and roll drawing a bigger slower defender and blew by him for a chance at a lay-up. It was off but Baker was there for his eighth board of the game as well as the winning tip-in.

Baker finished the night 8-for-11 from the field with 18 points and eight boards. James Feldeine went 8-for-12 from the field (4-for-6 from three-point territory) led the team in scoring with 24 points.

Army had a chance to capitalize off a Quinnipiac turnover and take the lead in regulation but failed to score. Instead Quinnipiac took a timeout with 46.3 to go and Johnson hit a pull up jumper with 24.9 to go making it 56-53.  Army refused to give in hitting a 3-pointer to send it into overtime.

The two teams  exchanged buckets deep into the second half as Quinnipiac was only able to muster a one point lead with 1:32 left in the half despite leading by as many as 14 at the start of the half. Moore contributed the Black Knights comeback to a lack of stamina.

“We hit the wall physically in the second half,” Moore said. “We were terrible defensively because of the fatigue, but offensively we never looked panicked on offense, I like that about these guys.”

Quinnipiac looked shaky out of the gates as Army got off to a 15-4 run to start the second half.

The Bobcats struggled on the offensive end and failed to pressure Army’s shooters on the opposite end of the floor. The Bobcats were careless with the ball, committing several turnovers allowing the Black Knights to creep back into the game.

The Bobcats led at the half by a score of 39-25. Good defensive play was key during the first half as Quinnipiac was able to pull away thanks to a slew of steals and hard-nosed defense. Feldeine helped provide most of the offense in the first half as he contributed 16 points, hitting two threes in a row in the first half, while Johnson took care of things on the other end with three steals in a physical first half.

The Bobcats next travel to New York, N.Y., for the Columbia Tournament hosted by Columbia University. They will take on the University of Maryland-Baltimore County on Friday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. The Bobcats will then face either Bryant University or Columbia the following day.

Click here to view the box score from this game.