The College of Staten Island women’s volleyball team is back in action tonight. The Dolphins will travel to New York, NY to take on Hunter College in a CUNYAC matchup. CSI will hope to break their two-match losing skid and move above .500 within the CUNYAC.
CSI vs. HUNTER COLLEGE AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: College of Staten Island (6-12 Overall, 3-3 CUNYAC) vs. Hunter College (16-11, 7-0 CUNYAC)
Where: Hunter Sportsplex – 695 Park Ave, New York, NY
First Serve: 6:00pm
All-Time Series: Hunter leads 16-0
Last Year’s Meeting: Hunter won, 3-0
Players to Watch (CSI): Siobhan Granich has been the go to player this season for the Dolphins. Granich has collected 122 kills on the year, the highest on the team. Anchoring the back line has been Victoria Wong, who is a two-time CUNYAC Libero of the Week this season. Wong leads her team with 308 digs.
Players to Watch (HC): The Hawks have the dynamic duo of Julia Connolly and Taylor Kerr-Haiduk who have 342, and 298 kills, respectively. Putting her teammates in the position to have such success is Breanna Banske who has 695 assists on the year. Samantha Barrett has been outstanding defending the net this season and has 50 total blocks, 13 solo, this season.
News and Notes: The Hawks are a perfect 7-0 in the CUNYAC this season and are a perennial powerhouse within the conference. The Dolphins and Hawks have faced off 16 times in their history and the Dolphins have been swept in all 16 meetings. When Staten Island plays away from the CSI Sports & Recreation Center they are 3-6 while the Hawks are 6-1 playing at home.