The men’s volleyball team will match-up against conference opponents Baruch College at the Sports & Recreation Center starting at 7 pm. The Dolphins have yet to clinch a win against the Bearcats. After splitting a tri-match with Lehman College, Staten Island looks to clinch another win as the season begins to wind to a close. Tonight the Dolphins will honor their lone senior in Khaleeq Baum prior to the start of the match!
Matchup: CSI (6-12 Overall, 2-5 CUNYAC) vs. Baruch College (7-14 overall, 6-0 CUNYAC)
Where: Sports & Recreation Center – 2800 Victory Blvd – Staten Island, NY
First serve: 7:00 pm
All-Time Series: Baruch leads 6-0
Live Stats:
Players To Watch (CSI): Mark Palencia continues to have a commanding season as he is first on the team with 148 kills and second with 91 digs. Palencia sits 26th in the nation with 8.13 attacks per set. Khaleeq Baum is starting to become a fatal player on the offensive side as he notches 41 kills in 105 attacks. Setter Brandon Lei (61 assists) looks to set his teammates, including Palencia and Baum, as they look to topple Baruch for the first time. Danil Kukovitskiy leads the team with 33 blocks.
Players To Watch (BC): The Bearcats have four players with 100-plus kills: Nicolas Godino (174), Stephen Roach (147), Samuel Rabidoux (125), and Steven Lopez (103). These dominant attackers thank setters Brendan Murphy and Roach, where Murphy has a team-high of 368 assists and Roach is second with 161. Baurch also racks in the 100-plus digs with four players: Kryiakos Semetzidis (156), Brendan Murphy (118), Godino (114), and Roach (113),
News & Notes: In the last meeting between the Dolphins and the Bearcats, Baruch toppled Staten Island in a 3-0 sweep. Palencia led the way for the Dolphins with 10 kills and Adil El Haddad was second with 3 kills. El Haddad also had a team high of 13 assists and Palencia had 5 digs. The Bearcats become overpowering for the Dolphins as Godino had 15 kills and two aces and Steven Lopez had 10 kills. Murphy notches a career-high of 29 assists and Semertzidis had 9 digs.