Men's Volleyball Picks Up Much Needed Wins

Defeats Medgar Evers and Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, NY -  After a pair of much needed wins, the NYU-Poly men's volleyball team has improved to 4-12 on the season, doubling last year's win total with still a handful of games remaining. Wednesday night they defeated Brooklyn College 3-0 (30-25, 30-16, 30-26) and Monday night downed Medgar Evers 3-1 (27-30, 30-27, 30-27, 30-25).

Before the back-to-back wins, NYU-Poly was on a six game skid. It's last win was against Brooklyn College at home on February 16.

In the Medgar Evers match, the Jays were led by Michael Roche (Lindenhurst, NY), James Lukban (Bronx, NY), and Robert Petri (St. Louis, MO) who all recorded 12 kills. But, Petri led the way hitting with a 0.786 percentage and tallied 15 digs. Lukban added 13 digs, but Tom Poppenberg ( Springville, NY) led the team as he racked up 28 digs.

Against Brooklyn College, it was Petri and Roche again leading the way for NYU-Poly.  Petri had seven kills to go along with 21 assists and seven digs. Roche had 10 kills and one solo block. Poppenberg led the team with 13 digs.

The Jays square off against Purchase College tonight in a pivotal Skyline Conference matchup, then host Ramapo College Saturday in a NECVA contest. Saturday's contest is at home and begins at 12:00 noon.