The College of Staten Island women’s volleyball team will honor their seniors tonight as they take on Rutgers-Newark at the CSI Sports & Recreation Center for the final time this season. Vanessa Reyes and Jessica Cafiero will be given commemorative posters for their years of service.
CSI vs RUTGERS-NEWARK
Matchup: CSI (7-16) vs. Rutgers-Newark (9-15)
Where: CSI Sports & Recreation Center, 2800 Victory Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10314
All-Time Series: Rutgers-Newark leads 13-1
Last Meeting: vs. RU-N – September 29, 2016 – CSI lost 3-0
Players to Watch (CSI): Caitlin Esposito tallied her fourth 13-kill stat line of the season in the five-set loss to Old Westbury. The 13-kill game marks the second in a row for Esposito and will look to make it a third in a row tonight. Margaret O’Malley-Rebovich and Teresa Maresca teamed up to 9 kills each in that match while O’Malley-Rebovich claimed two solo blocks in the loss. Jessica Cafiero collected 30 assists in the match, her third highest total of the season.
Players to Watch (RU-N): Two Raiders have surpassed the 200-kill mark this season. Morgan Schweitzer leads that charge with 234 while Cassie Luken sits behind her with 218. Karly Gregoire leads the team with 642 assists while sitting in second on her team with 36 service aces.
News & Notes: Staten Island’s lone win over Rutgers-Newark came back in 2009 where the Dolphins were able to prevail in five sets. Since then, the Dolphins have only ever taken two sets from the Raiders. Like the Dolphins, the Raiders have been unable to put together more than a two-win streak this season. There have been two common opponents between these two teams with the same result. Both the Dolphins and Raiders lost to John Jay and William Paterson this season.