The College of Staten Island women’s volleyball squad snuck in a victory over St. Joseph’s College of Brooklyn, but couldn’t overcome the Bears in a 3-1 loss in non-conference action at the Sports & Recreation Center.. The Bears won the opener, 25-21, before the Dolphins crept back into the match with a 25-23 win in game two. The Bears took over from there, winning game three 25-20, before sealing the win in the fourth set, 25-15. CSI fell to 2-7 overall in the loss, while SJC improved to 6-1.
The first three sets in the match were very heavily contested, with both teams taking leads on numerous occasions. In CSI’s lone win in game two, the hosts were doen by as many as five points before coming back to draw even and score the final two points to take the 25-23 win. Statistically, the teams were even in many categories, but SJC did register 22 more kills on 44 more attempts, certainly a key for the win.
For the Dolphins, Selma Kolenovic led the way with 12 kills, next to just three errors on 27 kill attempts, good for a .333 percentage. Loren Verri turned in a seven kill performance as well. Jennifer Samuel earned 23 assists, while Brittany Minondo paced the team with four service aces. Defensively, Jean Marie Lewandowki tallied 26 digswhile Monica Concepcion had 14. The Bears had a trio of great offensive performances, led by Megan Moran’s 16 kills on 46 attempts. Lauren GaNun added 14 kills, while Kim Matthews tallied 12 kills with 13 digs. Anna Carbone led the Bears with 16 digs.
CSI will be back in action on Saturday, when they travel to Bryn Alyn College in Philadelphia with a tri-match set to go off at 11am, when CSI plays the host school. CSI will also play Christendom College at 1pm.