Men’s Volleyball Splits

The Charger Bulletin

MAHWAH, N.J. -The University of New Haven men’s volleyball team opened its 2009 regular season by splitting a pair of matches at Ramapo College. The Chargers took their opening match of the day in three sets over Polytechnic followed by a three-set loss to Ramapo in the nightcap.

The Chargers defeated Polytechnic in convincing style. Peter Kazlas led the team with 12 kills on 25 attempts. Gregg Brisbin also tallied double-digit kills with 10 kills on 11 attempts with only one error (.818 hitting percentage). Ryan Earl handed out 42 assists for the Chargers and John Sedlock led the back row with eight digs.

In their second match of the day the Chargers struggled against host Ramapo (15-30, 18-30, 23-30). None of the Chargers managed to record double-digit kills in the second match of the day, but Kazlas came close with nine. Kazlas was second on the team with a .158 hitting percentage, while Brisbin led the team with a .167 hitting percentage (4-2-12). Earl dished out another 22 assists and Sedlock led the team with three digs.

Ramapo hit at a .387 clip, while the Chargers were held to a .051 hitting percentage. The Roadrunners also tallied 45 kills, compared to UNH’s 25.

The Chargers return to action on Thursday, February 5 when they host Lasell College at Charger Gymnasium. Game time is set for 7 p.m.