The Men’s Volleyball team seeks redemption as they travel to Baruch College to play in a conference match-up at the ARC Arena. The Dolphins will look to notch their first ever win over the Bearcats, starting at 6:00 pm.
CSI vs BARUCH COLLEGE AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: CSI (3-7 Overall, 1-2 CUNYAC) vs. Baruch College (4-9 overall, 3-0 CUNY)
Where ARC Arena – New York, NY
First serve: 6:00 pm
All-Time Series: Baruch leads 5-0
Live Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=599BFddBU38
Live Stats: http://www.sidearmstats.com/baruch/mvball/
Players To Watch (CSI): Mark Palencia had a standout performance in last Saturday’s tri-match, notching 14 kills against St. Joseph’s (BK) and 8 kills against Rutgers-Newark. Palencia is 22nd in the nation averaging 3.42 kills per set and 13th in the nation with 8.73 attacks per set. Palencia leads the team with 89 kills. Danil Kukovitskiy had a team-high 5 blocks against St. Joe’s (BK) and 2 blocks against Rutgers-Newark. Kukovitskiy is second on the team with 43 kills and leads the team with 24 blocks. Anthony Vigilante has made his mark on the team, as he sits third with 37 kills. Adil El Haddad paces the way for the Dolphins with a team-high 173 assists.
Players To Watch (BC): Nicholas Godino leads the Bearcats with 96 kills and Stephen Roach is second with 90 kills. Roach is second on the team with 76 assists and Brendan Murphy sits first on the team with 219 assists and second with 77 digs. Kryiakos Semertzidis is first with 100 digs. Brendan Murphy is second on the team with 77 digs. Jacon Rudin (26 blocks) and Samuel Rabidoux (25 blocks) will be lethal behind the net.
News & Notes: The Dolphins have yet to topple the Bearcats in conference play, as Baruch has a 0-5 advantage including a 3-0 sweep in the CUNYAC tournament last season. Both teams are nationally ranked in digs per set where the Dolphins are 33rd in the nation with 9.75 digs per set and Bearcats are 26th with 10.23 digs per set. The Dolphins are led by Ronald Tisbe with 56 digs and Palencia and Zebin Guo are tied for second with 51 digs.