Volleyball Victorious Against Stonehill College


Courtesy of Charger Athletics

NO. 7 Mallory Nowicki

After a tough loss to Southern Connecticut State, New Haven bounced back in their game against Stonehill to advance their season conference record to 8-3. The Chargers were able to sweep the Stonehill Skyhawks in a 3-0 match thanks to a high-powered attack.

Junior Kali Greathead, who has been a major contributor to New Haven’s attack all season, led the team and finished the game with 11 kills, which were a match high for both teams. Greathead has earned 221 kills this season.

But Greathead was not working alone. Three Chargers finished with more than 10 digs, including Julia Guarniere and Sammie Paguia, who combined for 24 digs, while Ruby Fera accounted for 10.

Freshman Paguia was all over the stat sheet, as she also led her team in assists. In a dual effort, Paguia and junior teammate Angela Chan put up 27 assists.

There was extra drive for the Chargers as they were celebrating their only senior, Mallory Nowicki, on senior night. The 6-foot senior finished the game with 7 kills, 2 digs and she accounted for 18.5 points. This puts Nowicki at 985 career kills.

New Haven’s attack was a force this game, hitting .226. Within the strong attack was freshman Emily Barry. Barry led her team in hitting a .500 average. Greathead was also in the mix and finished the game with .320.

The Chargers are currently ranked third in the East region and fourth in the NE10 conference. This is the third time in the 2019 season that the Chargers were able to sweep a conference opponent.

The 15-8 Chargers hope to extend their season by making it to the NE10 playoffs. The team will round out their season with two more games. Their next match will be against the Assumption Greyhounds at 12 p.m. on Tuesday in the Charger Gymnasium. Their final game will be against conference leader Bentley. New Haven came out on top 3-1 in their 2018 meeting with Bentley.