The College of Staten Island men’s volleyball squad will face off against Yeshiva University for the first time in program history today. The Dolphins are coming off of a loss to John Jay College and will look to find their way back into the win column with a win at the Max Stern Athletic Center in New York, NY.
CSI vs. YESHIVA UNIVERSITY
Matchup: College of Staten Island (4-12) vs. Yeshiva University (3-13)
Where: Max Stern Athletic Center – New York, NY
All-Time Series: First Meeting
Players to Watch (CSI): James Yi lead the Dolphins with five kills and a .400 hit percentage against the Bloodhounds in their last outing. Christian Dumadag finished the game with four kills and four errors on 12 attacks and will look to better his numbers in today’s match. Adil El Haddad once again took hold of the setting position, tallying 15 assists in the loss while also tallying a block assist. Zebin Guo protected the Dolphins’ backline with a team-high seven digs and will look to replicate that performance today.
Players to Watch (YU): The Maccabees are led by Chain Aryeh Rubin with 125 kills and a .033 hit percentage. Rubin is also a nuisance at the net, posting 15 blocks, good for first on the team. Isaac Pomerance has collected 219 assists this season, a team-high while also securing 17 service aces. Derek Orenshein leads the team with 99 digs, averaging nearly two digs per set.
News & Notes: The Dolphins have not won back-to-back matches this season as they have always lost after a win. The Maccabees, just last week, were able to string a pair of wins together, one of which included a five-match stunner against St. Joseph’s College – Brooklyn. However, since those wins, Yeshiva has lost three straight while the Dolphins have won one of their last three.