The College of Staten Island women’s volleyball squad earned another CUNYAC win on a night where they honored two seniors, Selma Kolenovic, and Brittany Minondo. CSI defeated York College 3-0 (25-15, 25-11, 25-12). The Dolphins improved to 8-12 overall and 3-4 in the CUNYAC while the Cardinals drop to 4-18 overall and 2-5 in the CUNYAC.
It took six years for the Dolphins to sweep the Cardinals as no match has gone just three games since the 2009 season.
Staten Island hit .138 as a team with 20 kills and 11 errors and served 22 aces in the CUNYAC win over York College. Senior Kolenovic tallied three kills and six aces in the match tonight while Minondo gathered 14 assists on the night.
Ashley Notaro was on fire tonight, hitting .294 with seven kills and only two errors. Rosamarie Gonzalez also had a good night with five kills and one block.
The Dolphins were never in danger of losing the match tonight as they had large leads in every single game. Skenderjie Mila served well tonight as she finished the match with five aces just one shy of the game high six by Kolenovic. Mila also played an integral role in the back line and only had one receiving error on the night.
Siobhan Granich was all over the net tonight, rifling off 17 total attacks and earning four kills to help her team topple the Cardinals on senior night.
The Dolphins jumped out to a 11-4 lead in game one thanks to pin point accuracy by Kolenovic on serves to force the Cardinals to give up free balls back to the Dolphins which resulted in a kill five straight times. Kolenovic continued that later in the game and crushed three straight aces to put the Dolphins just one point away from victory.
Minondo started game two serving and tallied one ace on a run that lasted for eight straight points before a Notaro attacking error sent the ball over to York College. CSI’s Victoria Wong kept the points off of the board for the Cardinals as she was able to tally 10 digs tonight.
In game three the Dolphins almost held the Cardinals to single digits in game three but a late three-point stretch gave them 12 points for a final of 25-12 in favor of the Dolphins.
The Dolphins are back in action on Tuesday, October 27 at 7:00 pm in the CSI Sports & Rec Center where they will take on Hunter College.