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Charger Athletics Week in Review

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Softball
The No. 15 Chargers extended their winning streak to 14 after taking two from both Adelphi and Pace this past weekend. With the wins, New Haven (18-2 overall, 8-0 NE-10) remains the only team in the NE-10 with a perfect conference record. UNH slinger, Breanne Gleason, picked up four wins in the process, while pitching three complete games. In 25 innings, Gleason struck out 31 batters, including 10 in game one against Adelphi. Junior Chelsea Harold the Chargers in a 2-1 eight-inning win over Pace on Saturday afternoon. Harold went 3-for-4, while scoring both of the UNH runs. New Haven will start the week off with a NE-10 matchup vs. American International on Wednesday and will then closeout its 10-game home stand with doubleheaders against UMass Lowell and Merrimack on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Baseball
New Haven went 2-1 last week, defeating Pace University and splitting a doubleheader with Saint Anselm College. Kyle Pettoruto led the team with a .571 batting average, while Taylor Candage was second with a .500 average. Candage added a week-best four RBI’s and three runs. On the mound, Chris Smith and Vince Lehman each made one appearance and earned victories. Smith pitched three innings and threw two strikeouts, while Lehman hurled five 2/3 innings and collected three strikeouts. The Chargers now stand at 17-6 overall and 6-4 in the Northeast-10 Conference this season. This week they travel to Franklin Pierce University on Monday night. UNH then hosts Dominican College on Thursday afternoon and Southern New Hampshire University on Saturday. The Chargers conclude the week at Southern Connecticut State University in a doubleheader on Sunday afternoon.

Women’s Lacrosse
New Haven went 1-1 this week, including a conference win over Saint Michael’s College on Saturday afternoon. Sarah Magnone led the team with seven points (four goals, three assists). The freshman duo of Kristina Curry and Natalie Lieberman added none goals and one assist. This week the Chargers host Assumption College at Kayo Field on Tuesday afternoon. They travel to cross-town rival Southern Connecticut on Thursday, before returning home on Saturday against Southern New Hampshire.

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field
The University of New Haven women’s outdoor track and field team opened the 2010 season with a first place finish at the Coast Guard Spring Invitational. The Chargers totaled 102 points, four points ahead of the second place team. Alissa Howell helped the Chargers with a first place finish in the 100 meter dash and a second place finish in the 200 meter dash. She finished in a time of 26.89 in the 200 meter and 12.94 in the 100 meter. In field events, thrower Shraya Manick led the Chargers with a first place finish in the discus and a third place finish in the shot put. The freshman also won the hammer throw with a distance of 43.77 meters. The women’s track and field team returns to action on Saturday, April 10 when they travel to Lowell, Mass. for the George Davis Invitational.

Men’s Outdoor Track and Field
The University of New Haven men’s outdoor track and field team opened the 2010 season with a fourth place finish at the 2010 Coast Guard Spring Invitational. The Chargers finished with 74 points, ten ahead of Connecticut College and Eastern Connecticut State University in fifth place. Both UNH relay teams, the 4×100 and 4×400, won their respective races to lead the Chargers in the track events.  Kevin Gihuly led the Chargers in the field with a top finish in the javelin throw at a distance of 56.73 meters. The Chargers return to action on Saturday, April 10 when they travel to Lowell, Mass. for the George Davis Invitational.

Women’s Tennis
The Chargers did not compete last week and return to action on Thursday, April 8 at Assumption College.

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Charger Athletics Week in Review