Staten Island, NY | Christian Dumadag’s career-high 19 kills lifted the Dolphins over the Bears of St. Joseph’s College – Brooklyn this afternoon at The Tank. The win for the Dolphins snaps a three-match losing skid while the loss extends St. Joseph’s losing skid to eight on the year. CSI improved to 2-6 overall while the Bears dropped to 0-8.
Dumadag’s career-high 19 kills is good for second all-time at CSI, sitting behind only Justin Edwardsen’s 21. Dumadag hit .452 for the game tallying just five errors on 31 total attacks. Adil El Haddad was also in the zone this afternoon, collecting 29 assists while committing just one error.
Ronald Tisbe was outstanding today in the back line tallying a team-high 11 digs while committing no errors. Brandon Lei tied for the lead with four service aces.
The Dolphins and Bears played a close set to open the match with Staten Island taking the win, 25-16. Dumadag was crucial for the Dolphins as he amassed seven of his 19 kills in the opening stanza. As a team, Staten Island hit .000 on 26 total attacks after tallying 9 kills with 9 errors.
CSI would only improve in the following sets, hitting .393 in the second and finally hitting .529 in the closing stanza. The men were extremely efficient with the ball in the last two sets collecting 15 and 10 kills, respectively while only committing five errors. The Bears struggled to form any attack to threaten the Dolphins as they were always on their heels from the strong shots by Dumadag.
As a team, the Dolphins finished with 39 digs, 18 more than their opponents while also finishing with 15 service aces to just one for the Bears.
Up next for the Dolphins will be Baruch College at The Tank at 6 pm for CUNYAC matchup.