Men’s Volleyball Drops Four Set Match to Hunter
April 1, 2009
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NEW YORK, N.Y. – The University of New Haven men’s volleyball team fell in four sets (23-30, 25-30, 30-27, 19-30) to Hunter College Saturday night. The Chargers fall to 4-13 this season, while the Hawks improve to 23-15.
UNH stayed close with the Hawks for the first ten points of the opening set Saturday. The Chargers trailed by just one, 10-9, but Hunter went on a 10-4 run to take a 20-13 lead. The Chargers rebounded and cut the Hawks’ lead to three, 25-22, before the Hawks scored three-straight to take the opening set victory.
The second set mirrored the first set. The Chargers and Hawks were tied at 12-12 and then Hunter went on a 6-0 run to take a commanding lead. The Hawks held that lead for the remainder of the set and took the 30-25 win.
The Chargers opened strong in the third set and went on an 8-2 run after being tied at 3-3 with the Hawks. UNH carried that momentum throughout the set, but the Hawks chipped away at the New Haven lead, eventually tying the set at 27-27. Greg Brisbin put down a kill and assisted on a block to help score the next two points for the Chargers. A Hunter attack error gave the Chargers the set.
The Chargers once again kept the fourth and final set close for the first half. New Haven trailed by just one, 15-14, midway through the set. Hunter then went on a 15-5 run to close the set and the match.
Brisbin led the Chargers with ten kills. He added seven digs and three block assists. Cheyne Ashline tallied seven kills, two service aces and five block assists, while John Sedlock led the Chargers defense with nine digs. Ryan Earl handed out 32 assists.