MONCTON, NB - Visiting STU Tommies upset Chargers 3-2 (21-25, 25-15, 25-16, 22-25, 15-9) in a five set nail bitter of a home opener.
Right out of the gate the Chargers were ready to strike, going on an early seven point run, stunning the Tommies. STU brought them selves back into the first set but it was too little too late as the Chargers took the opening set 25-21.
The Tommies were able to make their in game adjustments and took the next two sets going 25-15 and 25-16 respectively.
With new restrictions for spectators the stands were far from full but they made their presence known. The Chargers fed off the energy in the building, stealing away the fourth set 25-22 to force the tie-breaking fifth set.
Unfortunately the Chargers were unable to ride their momentum into the final set and struggled to tie together multiple point streaks. The Tommies started and ended the final set with four point runs, taking it 15-9.
Chargers Outside Hitters Melora Cook (Hillsborough, NB) and Janelle Leblanc (St-Louis-de-Kent, NB) put on a clinic recording 11 and 15 kills, respectively. Amy LeBlang (Scotland Island, Australia) was all over the court recording 36 assists on the night.
Abby Lanteigne led STU with 8 kills and tied for a team leading two aces alongside Chloe Little.
The Chargers will look to get their first win of the season Saturday as the head to Saint John, NB to face off against the UNBSJ Seawolves. Game is set to begin at 2 P.M. and can be streamed via the Seawolves YouTube
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Next GameOct. 30 @ UNBSJ 2PM
Photography provided by by Matt Cook, mcook_photos Instagram