The College of Staten Island softball team will head to Jersey City, NJ to take on the Gothic Knights of New Jersey City University as part of the Bayonne Bridge Series this afternoon at 3:00 pm.
Matchup: CSI (26-6 overall, 12-0 CUNYAC) vs. New Jersey City University (10-18 overall, 0-14 NJAC)
Where: Thomas M. Gerrity Athletic Complex – 235 Route 440, Jersey City, NJ
First Pitch: 3:00 pm
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All-Time Series:  CSI leads 28-14
Players To Watch (CSI): Jacqueline Cautela recently broke two CSI school records, one of which was held by her former teammate, Brittany Smith.  In the twin bill against John Jay Cautela broke the at-bats record which now stands at 519 followed by the wins record as Cautela now has 57 wins for her career from the circle. Patricia Riches continues to have a standout season and is first on the team with a .546 batting average and a .845 slugging percentage. Riches finished the game against John Jay, 2-for-4 and four RBIs and will look to put her talents on display against the Gothic Knights this afternoon.
Players To Watch (NJCU): Brittany Paulikas leads the Gothic Knights with a .366 batting average this season while also leading the charge with 17 RBIs. Paulikas is also the number one option in the circle as she has the lowest ERA on the team with a 4.13. Julie Squeo is second on the team with a .320 average but is first on the squad with three triples.
News & Notes: The Dolphins are on a three-game win streak, one of which was against no. 7 Moravian over the weekend.  Staten Island wrapped up their CUNYAC play yesterday with a sweep of John Jay to remain undefeated in the CUNYAC for the eighth time in school history and the first time since the 2014 season. The Dolphins are on a six-game win streak over the Gothic Knights and during that span, CSI has averaged 10 runs per game while holding NJCU to just four.  When the Dolphins play at the Thomas M. Gerrity Complex they are 12-7. After holding a two-game win streak the Gothic Knights are once again on a losing skid after dropping a pair to conference rivals, Rutgers-Newark.