The College of Staten Island was defeated by Mount St. Vincent , 3-0, in Riverdale, New York on Monday afternoon. The Dolphins of CSI dropped to a 1-10 record while the Dolphins of MSV extended to a 9-6 record.
The teams went point for point in set one until the seventh point when MSV pulled away with five consecutive points. CSI tallied just two kills against MSV 8 kills finishing the game with a score of 25-15.
Set two started the same as the two teams went point for point with five tie scores and three lead changes. MSV took hold of the game and the win with a final score of 25-11.
The CSI Dolphins showed some life in the final set. The team was down by three most of the set as the teams continued to rally back and forth. A solo block by Joanna Tepedino closed the gap to one and put the score at 23-22. An attack error by MSV tied the score at 23 to give CSI the ball for service. A kill by MSV put the ball back on the home side and a later kill gave them the 24-23 lead. An attack error on CSI closed the game giving MSV the win. 25-23.
Leading the Dolphins of CSI was Tepedino with a double-double including a game-high 10 kills and 10 digs. Setter Danielle Ponsiglione added 8 assists, 10 digs and two kills. Diana Stout tallied seven digs and two assists.
For the MSV Dolphins, Jessica Williams totaled 9 kills while Bridget Leonard tallied 14 assists.
CSI hosts their third annual Serving for a Cure Breast Cancer Awareness game on Thursday, October 7, at 7:00 pm in the CSI Sports and Recreation Center. The team will wear pink jerseys as they help raise funds for the Staten Island Breast Cancer Research Initiative.