The College of Staten Island men’s volleyball team will take on St. Joseph’s College – Brooklyn tonight at 7:00 pm at the Sports & Rec Center on the campus of the College of Staten Island. This will be the first ever meeting between these two teams and will sure to be an instant classic.
The Bears (1-1, 0-0 HVIAC) are coming off of a loss against York College 3-1 (25-17, 25-16, 21-25, 25-23) and will not want to lose two matches in a row. St. Joseph’s Brooklyn went 8-12 last season and made it to the HVIAC Tournament Championship where they were defeated in three sets by Yeshiva University. The Bears are led by Raul Urshela and Taso Kostikas who have 40 combined kills and are hitting .269 and .231 respectively.
The Dolphins (1-4, 1-1 CUNYAC) got their first win in history on Saturday against CUNYAC opponents City College of NY in a thrilling 3-2 (25-18, 25-8, 20-25, 20-25, 15-10) victory. Brian Sheydvasser led the Dolphins with 11 kills in the win while Danil Kubovitskiy was a monster at the net and came away with seven blocks. CSI will need to ride the momentum of the win into tonight’s game to put together a win streak. The .224 hit percentage was a season high for the Dolphins which was led by Shedvasser with .500 while Philip Szumanski put up a career high 10 assists.
Fans, if you are unable to make tonight’s match you can watch live at www.csidolphins.com/watch