Brooklyn, NY | The College of Staten Island men’s volleyball team was the only Dolphins program successful in playing today due to the winter weather, and when it came time to play they were just as successful, scoring a 3-0 win over Medgar Evers College on the road this evening in a game that did not count towards the CUNYAC standings. CSI won the match by scores of 25-13, 25-23, and 25-9. With the results, both teams moved to 4-11 overall this season.
CSI made the most of six attack errors by the Cougars in the opening set, helping them to an early lead that they continued to add to throughout the initial set. CSI scattered seven of their own kills and were helped out by the strong serving of Christian Dumadag, who tallied a pair of aces.
The game’s second set was the most competitive and went back-and-forth most of the way with the Dolphins grabbing the slim final by a 25-23 margin. CSI out-killed MEC, 7-3 in the set, with Dumadag and Steven Caruso helping the Dolphins dig out key attacks, while Emmanuel Jaquez did the same for the Cougars.
The win in the second frame gave CSI full momentum and they pounced on MEC in the final set, winning easily, 25-9.
Tairou Diaman led the Dolphins with six kills, followed by five from Dumadag and three from Zebin Guo. Dumadag led with four total aces and 13 digs, while Caruso notched eight digs and a team-high 10 assists. MEC was fueled by Jaquez, who led the way with five kills, two aces, two blocks and seven digs. Abdul Kamara also added two aces while Dwight Boone also added seven digs.
CSI will next be in action on Thursday, when they travel to face John Jay College for a 7pm road match in another contest that will not count towards the CUNYAC standings.