Men’s Volleyball Cruises Past Albertus Magnus in Straight Sets

Charger Athletics

WEST HAVEN, Conn. – Seniors Brian Parmelee and Gregg Brisbin combined for 19 kills on Friday evening, as the University of New Haven men’s volleyball team earned its first victory of the 2011 campaign with a 3-0 sweep of Albertus Magnus College at Charger Gymnasium. The Chargers defeated the Falcons by the final scores of 25-16, 25-13 and 25-19.

In the first set of the night, the two teams exchanged points until the score reached 12-11 in favor of New Haven. Behind the stellar play of Brian Parmelee, the Chargers rallied off five straight points, taking commanding 17-11 lead that they would never relinquish. Parmelee and Brisbin each collected three kills en route to a 25-16 victory. UNH hammered nine kills and four errors on 23 total attacks in the game one triumph.

The Chargers would not let up in game two, utilizing a quick start to propel them to a 2-0 series lead. UNH jumped out to a 4-0 advantage and rapidly increased the lead to 12-4 after a kill shot from Carlito Atkins. Parmelee and Brisbin paced the attack once again, as the senior duo combined for eight kills and zero errors on 11 total attacks for a 0.734 hitting percentage. Junior Ryan Earl composed a steady attack with a set-high nine assists granting the Chargers a 25-13 win.

The third and final game of the night featured an evenly matched contest through the early portion of the set. With UNH leading 10-9, the home team proceeded to run off six straight points, taking a 16-9 advantage. The Chargers remained poised and cruised to a 25-19 triumph, concluding the three-game sweep. UNH finished with a match-high 12 kills on 27 total attacks and two aces in the victory.

Parmelee led the attack with 10 kills and one error on 16 total attempts for a .562 hitting percentage. Brisbin tallied nine kills and zero errors on 12 total attempts for a .750 hitting percentage, while Joshua Mainetti, Adkins and Sean Donahue each chimed in with three kills. Earl recorded 25 assists to go along with three kills and two aces on the night.

With the win, UNH improved to 1-4 on the season. The Falcons remain winless, dropping to 0-10 on the year.

The Chargers return to the court on March 2 with a make-up game against Endicott College. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Charger Gymnasium.