Postgame Interview – The College of Staten Island women’s volleyball squad rebounded from its loss to Kean University last Tuesday with a 3-1 (24-26, 25-18, 25-11, 25-16) result. The Dolphins improved to 1-1 on the year while the Maccabees dropped to 1-2.
The Dolphins’ night didn’t get off to a great start. Yeshiva looked like the better team in the first set as they rifled off 10 unanswered points that contained four service aces by Emily Rohan. As the set moved on the Dolphins started to chip away at the Maccabees’ lead and brought it to a 10-17 score line. Down seven CSI kicked it into the next gear and Victoria Wong was able to put together three service aces in a row to bring the Dolphins back into the set. The women rallied towards the end and eventually tied it 24-24 before having what seemed to be a point in favor of the Dolphins called back. The Dolphins would give up the final two points on attacking errors giving the set to the Maccabees.
The second set went in favor of the Dolphins thanks to three consecutive aces by Selma Kolenovic to push the Dolphins ahead 6-4. Yeshiva wasn’t so quick to give up as they rallied in the middle of the set scoring four unanswered points to shrink the Dolphins lead to just two. The Dolphins would pull away towards the end and win set two 25-18.
The women really started to pull it together in the final two sets as they would take set three by a convincing set three by a score of 25-11 thanks to 11 kills and just five errors.
The fourth and final set was capped off by a 25-16 win that looked like it could have gone either way early on before the Dolphins surged and pulled away to give them their first win of the young season.
Siobhan Granich led the way for the Dolphins tonight with a .333 hitting percentage and 12 kills. Vanessa Reyes was dialed in when it was her turn to serve as she finished tonight’s match with 11 aces and eight kills.
Staten Island is back in action this Thursday when they travel to Purchase, NY to take on Purchase College at 7:00 pm.