Chargers rally in five set thriller, overcome Adelphi in quarterfinals
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- New Haven erased a 2-0 deficit to top Adelphi 3-2 in an NCAA Division II East Region quarterfinal on Thursday at Bridgeport's Hubbell Gymnasium. The Chargers advance to meet the top-seeded Purple Knights in tomorrow's semifinal round.
With their 15th consecutive win, the fourth-seeded Chargers improve to 27-4. Fifth-seeded Adelphi ends its campaign with a 19-13 record.
Amber Cannady led the offense with 13 kills in the five-set win. Ashley Dalton added nine on .438 hitting, and Margo Meteyer slammed home eight. Kristen Lee and Meghan Kennelly posted five finishers apiece, and Annika Hacker had one. Damianis Eusebio provided a spark off the bench with one kill and three blocks. Kaulana Ane had six kills in addition to 38 assists from the setter spot, running the offense to a .153 clip.