Chargers Volleyball Wins First Home Match

Zack Pincince, Sports Editor

The University of New Haven’s volleyball team hosted their first home game of the season on Sept. 12 against Post University. The Chargers entered the match with a record of 0-4, but they did not look like an 0-4 team. 

The Chargers came out strong in the first set, and dominated Post. The Chargers took the first set, 25-11, behind strong serving and successful execution of kill attempts. The second set proved no different, as the Chargers took it, 25-7. Without looking back, New Haven took the third set, 25-12, and moved to 1-4 on the season. 

New Haven was led by sophomore Ruby Fera, who finished the game with 13 kills and 13 digs. Junior Kali Greathead had a stellar day, by accumulating four aces. The passing game was split evenly between junior Angela Chan, with 19 assists, and freshman Sammie Paguia, with 11. 

To conclude the week, the Chargers won, 25-11, in a match against Bloomfield University on September 14. Great serving again helped the Chargers cruise through the first set.  

The second and third sets proved no different as New Haven won 25-12 and 25-16, respectively. A combined nine aces on the day for the Chargers helped. Fera again led New Haven by finishing with eight kills and 10 digs. Chan and Paguia split the assists again, with 19 and 13, respectively. 

Playing a much cleaner game helped the Chargers win the match. They committed only nine errors, compared to Bloomfield’s 20. The Chargers had three women finish with 11 digs each.

The Chargers will open open NE-10 play at 7 p.m. September 24 when they will take on American International College on the road.