UNH Goes into Week Seven a Dominent, Well-Oiled Machine

Quentin Walker

After week six, a game where the New Haven Chargers looked like an absolutely

dominant, well-oiled machine, they looked to roll into week seven and do much of the

same. Their week seven matchup pit them against Northeast-10 rival, Stonehill


The Chargers are coming off a big, 45-14 win against the Merrimack Warriors last week.

A game in which the offense totaled 490-yards; 279 of those yards came off the right

arm of Senior quarterback Ajee Patterson, who also added a touchdown toss to his stat-

line. While Senior running back Andre Anderson added three touchdowns on the

ground, coming on just 91 rushing yards. On defense the Blue and Gold put on a show,

only allowing Merrimack to score twice on the day, once in the first quarter and not

again until early in the fourth. Both senior defensive lineman Matthew Rossi and Junior

defensive back Matt Olivo forced a fumble each, making for the defense’s true highlights

on the day other than holding ‘Mack scoreless for nearly three quarters of football.

On the other sideline, the Stonehill Skyhawks are coming off a shutout loss against

American International College. The Skyhawk offense had trouble getting off the

ground, as they could only muster 99-yards on the ground. Junior quarterback Matt

Foltz finished the day with 175-yards in the air, impressive on its own, but it would have

been even more impressive had he been able to get his team into the endzone at least

once. On defense, the Skyhawks gave up two passing touchdowns, 151-yards in the air

and only 70-yards rushing. All in all, not a bad day defensively, but they would have

appreciated some kind of help from their offense.

The last time these two met, the Chargers walked away with a 28-14 win on their home

turf. Patterson threw for 263-yards and two touchdowns on the day; while the ground

game was less than stellar, but they got the job done as Anderson rushed for 65-yards

and two touchdowns as well. Defensively, linebacker Tyler Condit lead the team with 14

total tackles, as defensive linemen Willie Maxen and Dave Calderon comined for three

sacks on the day, two and a half from Maxen and the other half for Calderon.

The Chargers came into this game looking to extend their winning streak to five straight

games, knowing that this game was going to be tougher than advertised.

The Chargers came out of the starting gates slow, going three-and- out on their first

possession. This gave Stonehill an opportunity to score on their first possession, and

that they did. Reaching the endzone on a 25-yard touchdown from Matt Foltz to Andrew

Jamiel, a connection that would get a lot of attention throughout the course of the game.

U.N.H. would come out on their next drive and answer back with a 14-yard strike off the

arm of Patterson into the hands of Senior wide receiver Ty Headen, tying the game a

seven apiece.

After a Foltz pass that was intercepted by junior defensive back Nigel Davis, the

Chargers marched down the field and started off the second quarter with a score on a

14-yard Andre Anderson touchdown carry. Stonehill would go three-and- out on their

next drive, and again, the Blue and Gold would take the ball down the field and score,

this time scoring three instead of seven on a Danny Stock 40-yard field goal, making it

17 unanswered points for New Haven.

Both teams would be quiet scoring-wise for a while, due in no small part to a blocked

Stonehill field goal attempt, two more Foltz passes being picked off, both by Junior

defensive back Mark Clements, and a field goal attempt that Stonehill would miss from

44-yards out. After no one would score for the better part of three quarters, the

Skyhawks would finally put another score on the board by way of a Brian Kearns Jr.

three-yard rush that would cut the Chargers’ lead to three. After the Chargers chose to

go for it on fourth down instead of kicking a field goal, Stonehill took this chance to

drive down the field and take the lead on a 10-yard touchdown pass from Foltz to

Andrew Jamiel, making this Jamiel’s 18 th reception on the night, which would break his

own record which he set in week two against Southern Connecticut State in a losing


The scoring would end there and the Stonehill Skyhawks would close out the game with

14 unanswered points. Those 14 points dug a grave for the Blue and Gold’s four-game

winning streak, dropping their record to 4-3 on the season.

Offensively, the Chargers would be led by a valiant effort from Patterson, despite

throwing two interceptions, he would throw for 267 and a touchdown. On the ground,

Andre Anderson would only be able to reach 76-yards rushing, but would would make

his way into the endzone for ahis only touchdown on the night. Headen would lead the

way for pass catchers with 149-yards and being on the receiving end of Patterson’s only

touchdown pass. Defensively, Senior defensive back Leo Lorenzo would lead the team

with 10 total tackles, Tyler Condit not far behind him with nine. Senior defensive

lineman Jalani Roman and senior linebacker Corey Mitchell would combine for the

team’s only sack on the night, while both Nigel Davis and Mark Clements would have an

interception each.

The Chargers will be back on familiar grounds next week, as they welcome the

Assumption Greyhounds into West Haven. The Greyhounds are coming off of their

second straight win, sixth on the season, against Saint Anselm by a score of 39-14. The

last time the two teams met was in the NE-10 Conference Championship game in which

Assumption would come out on top with a 17-14 victory over the Blue and Gold.

Assumption also won the last regular season matchup between the two.