The College of Staten Island men’s volleyball fell to John Jay College 3-1 tonight in a very close match. The Bloodhounds improve to 9-5 overall and 8-3 in the CUNYAC while the Dolphins fell to 5-15 overall and 4-7 in the CUNYAC.
The Bloodhounds jumped out to a 10-4 lead early in the set before the Dolphins came roaring back to shrink the lead to just 12-14. CSI kept it within reach for the rest of the set but were unable to get the push they needed to close the gap and take the lead. CSI would fall in set one 25-17 after showing a slight spark mid set. CSI hit .000 in this game with eight kills and eight errors on 34 total attacks.
Set two was a complete turnaround for the Dolphins as they jumped out to a commanding 10-4 lead. The men ran with that great start and went on an 11-4 run following their stellar opening frame. After a timeout however, the Bloodhounds came back to the court with purpose. The Dolphins saw their 13 point lead dwindle to just four as the set started to come to an end. Juan Lopez saw his team getting flustered so he called a strategic timeout to regroup his team which turned out to be the right call, as the Dolphins went on to win the second set 25-20.
Set three went in favor of the Bloodhounds in a very tight match that came down to the end where there was just a two point difference. The Dolphins fell apart in the last five points and fell 25-20 in the third set of the night.
The fourth and final set of the night was one that put the fans on the edge of their seats. Neither team wanted to lose and both of these teams were very evenly matched. The score reflected that competition on the floor as neither team was able to pull away with the set and as a result the score was determined beyond the 25 point limit. After going back and forth on points the Bloodhounds were able to get the final tally on the night with an attack error by Brian Sheydvasser who was having a quality night.