Chargers Too Much for Southern New Hampshire, Improve to 12-1

Andy Beardsley

MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Unviersity of New Haven women’s volleyball team defeated Southern New Hampshire University 3-0 (25-16, 25-17, 25-15) Saturday afternoon in Manchester, N.H. With the win the Chargers improve to 12-1 overall and 4-0 in conference play. The Penmen fall to 6-3 overall and 2-2 in the NE-10.

The teams played close early in the opening set, but the Chargers prevailed behind solid offense. They scored the final four points of the set and took the early 1-0 lead in the match.
In the second set, the Chargers led early and by as many as six points before the Penmen tied the set at 16-16 miday through. UNH went on to score nine of the set’s final 10 points to take the eight-point win.

The final set all belonged to the Chargers as they took a 5-0 lead right out of the gate. UNH eventually led 10-3 and 21-13 before scoring the final four points of the set once again. Elizabeth Akinbiyi hammered the final kill as the Chargers sealed their fourth NE-10 win of the season.

Akinbiyi led the with a .462 hitting percentage off of seven kills and one error on 13 attempts. She also recorded four total blocks and one dig. Sara Malmlov led the team with 10 kills, while adding seven digs and three aces. Tymika Duncan and Amber Cannady also enjoyed hitting percentages above .400 as the Chargers recorded a .299 hitting percentage as a team.

Chelsey Alpough handed out 25 assists, while Heather Ladao led the defense with eight digs.

The Chargers return to action on Wednesday, October 6 when they host Southern Connecticut State University at Charger Gymnasium. Match time is set for 7 p.m.