Chargers Football End Season

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Chargers Football End Season

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Maddy Orcales, Contributing Writer

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The New Haven Chargers ended their season on a high note with a 27-17 victory over the Stonehill Skyhawks on Nov. 16.

The Chargers were the first to get on the board in the first quarter with a 22-yard field goal from Michael Stalenyj. The Skyhawk’s were quick to answer with a 24-yard field goal of their own from Matt Haite to end the uneventful first quarter.

New Haven picked up the pace in the second quarter by putting another field goal on the board thanks to Stalenyj, but Stonehill answered with a touchdown after 8 plays and 69 yards. As the second quarter was coming to an end, the Chargers acted fast in an attempt to close the four-point gap. Quarterback Christian Lupoli fought to keep the Chargers’ momentum alive and ended the 63-yard 12-play drive with a 13-yard pass to wide receiver Ju’an Williams for the quarter ending touchdown.

The Chargers opened the third quarter with the longest carry of the season from running back Shamar Logan. Logan completed one play 75-yard run to put the Chargers 10 points ahead of the Skyhawks. Ten minutes later, Stonehill found their footing and responded with another 8-play touchdown that ended with a 6 yard run bringing the score to 20-17.

New Haven took control of the fourth quarter with their 7-minute 90-yard drive. Logan completed the drive with a 2 yard run, adding to his 122 yard total for the day. The Chargers ended the game victoriously with a 27-17 score.

The team ended their season tied with Bentley University for the best record in the Northeast-10 with a 6-2-conference record. Overall, the Chargers had a 7-3 overall record.