The College of Staten Island softball program will take to the diamond this afternoon and take on NYU for the first time ever.  NYU has only been a varsity level team since last season and is looking for success early on. The Dolphins most recently extended their win streak to four in a row yesterday with a pair of wins over Mt. St. Vincent. CSI will look to remain unbeaten at home today, as they are a perfect 10-0 when playing at the CSI Softball Complex.

Matchup:  CSI (16-8 Overall, 7-1 CUNYAC) vs. NYU (13-13 Overall, 4-6 UAA)
Where:  CSI Softball Complex – 2800 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY
First Pitch: 5:00 pm
Live Video:
All-Time Series: First ever meeting
Last Year’s Result:   Did Not Play
Players To Watch (CSI):  Christina Tufano broke the CSI career hit record last night when she hit a single past the first baseman to record her 195th career hit which passes former teammate Brittany Smith who had 194. Tufano is pacing the Dolphins with a .400 batting average and 21 RBIs.  Kristy Colangelo is hitting .329 and leads the team with a .614 slugging percentage and a team high three home runs. Nicolette Trapani leads the way with a 1.31 ERA through 59 innings pitched and has a 8-2 overall record which leads the CUNYAC. 
Players to Watch (NYU): Diana King leads the way for the Violets with a .444 batting average and 40 hits which doubles the closest player on her team.  King’s seven home runs also take the top spot for the Violets.  King will look to get going early and often this afternoon to try and keep their win streak alive. Jacqueline Tremblay boasts a 3.14 ERA which is the lowest on the team.  Karissa Zubulake has 26 strikeouts and a 6.12 ERA through 50 innings, all of which are team highs.
News and Notes: CSI is currently on a four game win streak and boasts an undefeated 10-0 record at the CSI Softball Complex this season.  This will be the first ever meeting between these two teams and Staten Island would like to start this series off with a pair of wins.  As a squad the Violets are batting .321 with 18 home runs, however on the defensive side they have had many miscues.  NYU has committed 63 errors this season compared to just 27 by the Dolphins. On CSI’s four game win streak they have committed just one error through that stretch which has contributed to their success.  Over that same four game stretch the Violets have committed eight errors. Both of these teams have squared off against Montclair State this season and both came away with a pair of losses.