By Andrew Beardsley,
Director of Athletic Communications
The University of New Haven football team won easily on Saturday afternoon by the final score of 50-14 against Saint Augustine’s College. An explosive output by the Chargers’ offense in the third quarter mixed by a second half shutout on defense, put the game far out-of-reach for the Falcons. New Haven is now 2-0 to begin the 2011 season while Saint Augustine’s drops to 1-2 overall.
The Chargers’ offense was clicking on all cylinders on Saturday. A well-balanced attack accumulated for 443 yards of total offense. New Haven rushed for 209 yards while holding their opponent to a staggering nine yards. They also threw for 234 on 17-of-24 passing and did not commit a turnover all game.
The New Haven women’s volleyball team, also coming off an impressive Northeast-10 Conference Championship season, will look to continue its run through the NE-10 and the East Region. Last year, New Haven went 27-3 overall and a perfect 15-0 in conference play, extending its regular season conference winning streak to 44 matches. After a handful of road matches to open the season, the Chargers host the University of Bridgeport at Charger Gymnasium on Wednesday, September 14 in their home opener.
Qualifying for the 2010 Northeast-10 Conference Championship tournament, the UNH men’s soccer team is coming off one of its most successful campaigns since 2006. After beginning practice on Tuesday, August 16, UNH will prepare for its season opener against N.Y.I.T. at Kayo Field on Sunday, September 4. The Chargers will play two more non-conference matches before opening the Northeast-10 Conference on Tuesday, September 13 at Stonehill College.
The UNH women’s soccer team, coming off another postseason appearance, posted a 9-8-2 last season. The Chargers reported on Monday, August 15 and will prepare for its season opener at Dominican College on Friday, September 3. UNH will host its home opener as part of a doubleheader at Kayo Field on Sunday, September 5 against Post
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