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Saturday, September 7, 2013

NEW HAVEN FOOTBALL: Chargers at West Chester LIVE

The defending Northeast-10 champion New Haven Chargers open the 2013 season in Pennsylvania against West Chester. Below you'll find game previews, links to live stats and a live blog keeping you updated throughout the game in real-time.

Chargers suffer worst loss in 2 years in opener

The University of New Haven football team opened the 2013 season with its worst loss in two years — a 45-14 non-conference setback at West Chester (Pa.) at Farrell Stadium on Saturday.
UNH coach Pete Rossomando said the Chargers just didn’t make plays.
“We missed a bunch of tackles, we didn’t make a lot of stops when it was critical,” he said. “Offensively, we never seemed to find a rhythm.”
The last time New Haven lost by more than two scores was a 27-7 NCAA Division II playoff loss to Winston Salem State on Dec. 3, 2011. Rossomando said the Chargers need to put the rout behind them and get ready for their Week 2 home opener against Pace.
“I demand that they look at themselves this week and make the adjustments that need to be made so they don’t make the same mistakes twice,” Rossomando said.
Trailing 10-7 late in the second quarter, the Chargers were outscored 21-0 in the last 3 minutes of the quarter and trailed 31-7 at halftime.
“They had that flurry right at the end of the first half that really put us in a hole,” Rossomando said.
The Chargers held West Chester scoreless in the third quarter before being outscored 14-7 in the fourth.
Senior quarterback Ronnie Nelson had a team-high 57 rushing yards, 102 passing yards, threw for a touchdown and ran for one. Sophomore wide receiver Henry Adegunle caught the lone Chargers’ touchdown pass. On defense, senior outside linebacker Sherwood Jonathas had a team-high eight tackles.

EXTRA CHARGE: New Haven ready for first test of season

WEST HAVEN >> The University of New Haven has some question marks as it opens its season at noon today at West Chester (PA.), without quarterback Ryan Osiecki (1,550 passing yards), receiver Jason Thompson (Northeast-10 first team) and defensive end Tom Herd (All-American honorable mention), who have all graduated. Coach Pete Rossomando said he is anxious, but that’s become the norm.
“I’m pretty nervous no matter what the date or who we’re playing,” he said, smiling. “It’s pretty much the same for me.” Read more here.


New Haven at West Chester (PA.) LIVE


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