Shorthanded Women's Volleyball Drops Match to Knights

Mount Saint Mary Defeats NYU-Poly 3-2

Meredith Shipman (14) and Victoria Kalvert (21) go up for the block.

Newburgh, NY -  The NYU-Poly women's volleyball team travelled to Mount Saint Mary Tuesday night for a Skyline match and came home empty as the host Knights defeated NYU-Poly 3-2 in the Lady Jays tightest game of the season.

The Mount won the first two sets in tiebreaker fashion 30-28 and 31-29, despite NYU-Poly having the chance to win on serve in both sets. But, the resilient Lady Jays bounced back to win the next two sets 25-18, 25-23 to force the fifth set tiebreaker. But, for NYU-Poly it wasn't meant to be as they fell 15-8 and in the process lost their first conference match since 2008.

The Lady Jays actually had a 15-6 lead in set two, but squandered chances to put the match away. NYU-Poly was up 24-19 but gave up five straight points to the Mount to force extra play.

In the fifth set, NYU-Poly lost its momentum it gained in sets three and four as it got out of the gates slow, trailing 5-0 and 8-1 to force the side out switch. The other side would be no friendlier as the Knights closed out the match 7-7, and in the process lay claim to the first place spot in the Skyline standings.  NYU-Poly falls to 2-1 in conference and 9-8 overall.

The Lady Jays are off until Saturday when they travel to Stevens Institute of Technology for a two-day tournament. They kick off at 4:00pm against Montclair State who NYU-Poly beat 3-0 last weekend.