The College of Staten Island women’s volleyball squad is fresh off of a victory this week over Yeshiva, and now they will look to put together a win streak, as they will travel to face John Jay College in Manhattan as part of CUNYAC competition.  The Dolphins and Bloodhounds are both even in the CUNYAC standings at 1-1, so the game is a big early-season swing game for both squads.

Matchup:  College of Staten Island (2-2 Overall, 1-1 CUNYAC) vs. John Jay College (2-3 Overall, 1-1 CUNYAC)
Where:  John Jay College – 524 W 59th St, New York, NY 10019
First Serve: 7:00pm
All-Time Series (since 2000):  Series tied 7-7
Last Year’s Result:  John Jay won 3-1
Players to Watch (CSI): Siobhan Granich posted one of her finest efforts of the young season on Tuesday, leading the team with 10 kills, four service aces and 17 digs in the 3-0 win.  Granich’s 29 kills is second to teammate Vanessa Reyes’ 31, so look for those two players to play an important role tonight.  Defensively, the Dolphins are led by Victoria Wong’s 65 digs, good for 5.42 per set.  Skenderjie Mila is the team leader behind the service line, registering 13 service aces.
Players to Watch (JJC): Rachel Eng is the offensive catalyst thus far for JJC, registering 40 kills while also posting a team-best 68 digs.  Jeanette Luna follows with 33 kills and 46 digs.  Katrina Zapanta has been crucial behind the line with 13 aces.  
News and Notes: This has been a very good and even series in recent years as the teams have split the last 14 meetings.  Lately however, the Dolphins have had the better of it, winning four matches in a row over JJC before the Bloodhounds took a 3-1 win last year.  This is the first time that John Jay has hosted the Dolphins on their home floor since 2012.  CSI is 2-4 all time at the John Jay Dog House.  Only six teams will make the CUNYAC postseason tournament this year, so tonight’s match can actually go a long way in determining standings later in the season.  CSI and John Jay are two of five teams that are all 1-1 and positioned third through seventh in the standings.  When these two teams met last year, JJC’s Rachel Eng led all with 11 kills.  Victoria Wong led all defenders with 10 digs.