Women’s Volleyball Sweeps Le Moyne and C.W. Post in Saturday’s Tri-Match

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WEST HAVEN, Conn. – The University of New Haven women’s volleyball team won two matches by a total of 6-1. In the first game of Saturday’s tri-match, New Haven swept Northeast-10 foe Le Moyne, 3-0. They followed that up with a 3-1 victory in an out-of-conference match against C.W. Post to improve to 4-4 on the season and 1-0 in the Northeast-10.

Le Moyne falls to 6-3 on the day after losing to C.W. Post while the Pioneers are now 5-6 overall.

Keidy Candelaria (Vega Baja, Puerto Rico/Bayamon Military Academy) led all players on the day with 35 kills. She registered 5.00 per set with a .361 hitting percentage and added 14 digs. Chelseay Alpough dished out 74 assists and Heather Ladao (West Covina, Calif./Rowland ) led the Chargers with 21 digs.

The first set of Saturday’s tri-match featured a duel between the Chargers and Dolphins. The score was tied 14 times and featured five lead changes before New Haven pulled away with a 26-24 win. Trailing by one, the Chargers tallied three consecutive scores behind two kills from Candelaria and a service ace from Alpough.

The next two sets were all New Haven. With zero ties and zero lead changes, they took set two by a score of 25-15 before closing out the match with a 25-20 win in game three. Candelaria and Alpough recorded game-highs of 14 kills and 30 assists respectively.

New Haven took a 2-0 advantage in the final match. After an easy victory in the second set, the Pioneers rebounded with a 26-24 win in set three.  Trailing 24-22, the Chargers took the next two points to tie the game at 24 a piece. However, C.W. Post came out of a timeout strong and scored the next two points to take the set.

The fourth set went back and forth throughout until New Haven pulled away after a kill by Margo Meteyer (Madison, Wisc./Madison West) put the Chargers up 21-19. From then on it was New Haven’s set to lose, however they held on to the lead and pulled away with a 3-1 victory over the Pioneers.

The Chargers return to the court on Thursday, September 22 as they head to Dowling for a 7 p.m. contest.