Volleyball vs Le Moyne College and Mercy College

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Volleyball vs Le Moyne College and Mercy College

Courtesy of Charger Athletics

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Courtesy of Charger Athletics

Zack Pincince, Sports Editor

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On Oct. 12, New Haven volleyball split 1-1 in a tri-match with Le Moyne College and Mercy College. 

The Chargers faced off with NE-10 opponent Le Moyne to start the day at noon.

 The Chargers’ jumped out early, pummeling Le Moyne, 25-13, in the first set. Le Moyne stormed back, winning the next two sets 25-23 and 25-15. The Chargers wouldn’t go down without a fight, and they won the fourth set, 25-12 to force a deciding fifth set. 

The fifth set was back and forth between the two teams until Le Moyne was able to pull ahead and win the set 16-14 and the match three sets to two. This was the first time in program history that New Haven has lost to Le Moyne. The key Chargers players in the game were senior Mallory Nowicki and junior Camille Garden. Nowicki finished the match with 11 kills and 2 blocks, while Garden finished with 11 kills, 5 blocks, and even added an ace from behind the service line. Angela Chan led the Chargers with 26 assists in the match.

The Chargers played the day’s second match against Mercy College. This game proved different for the Chargers, as they came out hot, winning the first two sets, 25-17, and 25-23. New Haven dropped the third set to Mercy College, but was able to bounce back and finish off Mercy in the fourth set with a score of 32-30. Junior Kali Greathead led the Chargers with an impressive 21 kills. Nowicki had another solid game as she finished with 15 kills and two blocks. Freshman Sammie Paguia took over the passing for the Chargers, and finished the match with 31 assists.