The College of Staten Island women’s volleyball team returned home for the first time since September 8th.  The Dolphins took on St. Joseph’s College – Brooklyn tonight at the CSI Sports & Recreation Center.  The Dolphins battled their way through the sets but ultimately fell in three straight to fall to 2-6 on the year while the Bears improved to 3-2 overall.

The Dolphins opened up play on a 9-4 run over the Dolphins led by a pair of kills by Siobhan Granich.  The Bears wouldn’t go away quietly and continued to battle their way into the opening set.  CSI would take a 17-12 lead and call a timeout after a Alexandria Boachie-Ansah attacking error. A service ace and a pair of errors allowed the Bears to come right back into the match. The score would become even at 19 which would ultimately be the Dolphins’ undoing as the momentum was in favor of the Bears who would run away with the set to take a 1-0 lead.

The second set was a mirror image of the first set whereas the Dolphins would jump out to a large 11-4 lead led by Vanessa Reyes.  A Bears timeout would cool the Dolphins off and allow St. Joseph’s back into the set.  A service error by Granich would squander the Dolphins’ lead late with a service error to hand the ball back to the Bears with a 18-17 lead.  CSI would regain the lead after Reyes would crush one into the floor.  An attacking error by Angelica Paulino would tie the game up and allow the Bears to take the second set after four straight points.

A deflated Dolphins side took to the court in set three and fell behind 16-5 early on and were unable to make that climb to tie the game up and would drop the final set 25-14.
The Dolphins will return to action on Tuesday, September 27 at 7:00 pm against York College.