Owls Downed By New Haven, 37-18

Matt Gad – Sports Writer

The Owls (1-1, 0-1 NE10) came into yesterday’s matchup with New Haven (1-1, 1-0 NE10) having lost to Bentley at home, 24-22, last week despite holding a 16-0 lead at the half.

And in their matchup with the Chargers, it was more of the same. The Owls got on the board first off a 24-yard Jose Conde field goal before Ryan McCarthy put New Haven on the scoreboard with a 79-yard dart. A little later, the Owls would go up 10-7 thanks to a two-yard rushing score by quarterback Matt Sanzaro but they would not score again until a late-game touchdown connection from backup quarterback Matt Sapere to wide receiver Julian Chung.

“In the first half we left some points on the board from the offense, for sure,” head coach Tom Godek said. “And you just can’t do that down here. It’s a very good football team we played. Every time we have the opportunity to score touchdowns that’s something we need to do.”

For the second straight game, Sanzaro, who came out late due to injury, struggled through the air, going just 9-for-16 for 111 yards and an interception. He did have some productivity on the ground, though, going for 41 off nine carries and the early touchdown.

The Owls will look to get back on track next Saturday night when they take on Stonehill at home at 6 p.m.

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