College of Staten Island women’s volleyball closed their season yesterday falling to the top seeded Hunter College Hawks, 3-0 (25-9, 25-15, 25-12), in the CUNY Athletic Conference/ EmblemHealth Women’s Volleyball Championship Quarterfinals on Tuesday night. The Dolphins, who were seeded 8th, finished the season with a 4-17 record while the Hawks extended to 15-17 and advance to the semifinals to face # 4 Lehman College.
The Hawks came out strong in the first set with 16 kills including 7 from Mallory Grubler. CSI tallied just three kills on 15 attempts dropping set one, 25-9. Set two saw a 25-15 finish for Hunter while the Dolphins kept with the Hawks to start set three before falling, 25-9.
Joanna Tepedino finished her career for CSI leading the team with five kills. Danielle Ponsiglione tallied seven assists, five digs and two kills while Samantha Fink totaled four digs and four blocks.
Hunter totaled 44 kills, 16 from Grubler. Christine Luebecke had 8 kills to go with 8 digs.
The Hawks will go on to face the # 4 seeded Lehman College who defeated #5 Brooklyn College, 3-1, yesterday evening. The two will face each other Friday at 6:00 pm at Hunter following #3 CCNY vs. #2 Baruch at 4:00 pm.