The College of Staten Island women’s volleyball team will take on Baruch College for the second time in a week. This time, however, it will be in the CUNYAC Quarterfinal round at Baruch College at 6:00 pm.
#5 CSI VS. #4 BARUCH AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: CSI (10-14, 5-3) vs. Baruch (10-18, 5-3)
Where: ARC Arena – 55 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10010
All-Time Series: Baruch leads, 31-4-1
Live Stats: https://athletics.baruch.cuny.edu/sidearmstats/wvball/summary
Live Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMxmNKSVLC8
Last Meeting: October 23, 2018 – Baruch won, 3-0
Players to Watch (CSI): Margaret O’Malley-Rebovich finished the regular season with a team-high 184 kills while hitting .312. Jay-La Guy sits behind only O’Malley-Rebovich with 44 blocks, 18 of which are solo this season. Guy has tallied an even 100 kills in 23 matches. Arianna Spears holds the single-season assist record at CSI and will look to add to that tally tonight in the Quarterfinal round. Causing issues for opponents off of serves has been Caitlin Esposito as she has amassed 52 aces this season, six more than Spears.
Players to Watch (BC): Anita Sengara decimated the Dolphins in their last meeting, tallying 22 kills while hitting .346. Staten Island had no answer for Sengara as she was set up to attack no matter where she was on the court. Sengara will look to have a repeat performance tonight to move the Bearcats to the semifinal round. Katherine Chen kept the Dolphins guessing by placing the ball to a spot where Sengara could have an open shot at the Dolphins. Chen picked up 27 assists for her efforts while also picking up an ace.
News & Notes: Staten Island has lost 20 straight matches against the Bearcats, with their last win coming back in 1996. When playing at the Arc Arena, Staten Island hasn’t been able to find success as they are 0-13 when playing there. This is the second year in a row the Dolphins and Bearcats have met in the CUNYAC Quarterfinals and the Dolphins will look to snap their losing skid. The Dolphins are having their best season since 2009 where they finished 5-3 in the CUNYAC.