Men's Volleyball Wins Second Straight

Petri and Lukban lead Jays to win over Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, NY -  The NYU-Poly men's volleyball team has done something they haven't been able to do in two years: win back-to-back matches. Thanks to a weekend victory over Skyline Conference for Sage Colleges and a non-conference win Tuesday night over Brooklyn College, NYU-Poly now finds itself at 2-6 under first-year head coach Jackie Goldstein.

Senior Rob Petri (St. Louis, MO) led the Jays with an all-around performance that included six kills, 28 assists, 11 digs, and five service aces.  Junior James Lukban (Bronx, NY) had another strong performance as he finished with a game-high 16 kills, nine digs, and five service aces.  When NYU-Poly trailed 16-15 in the third set, it was Lukban who rallied off six straight points off serve (3 aces) to put the Jays back up and earn the straight set victory.

Senior libero Tom Poppenberg (Springville, NY) recorded a game-high 18 digs for the Jays, who won by scores of 30-18, 30-22, and 30-28. NYU-Poly (2-6, Skyline 1-2) now has equaled its win total from the 2008-2009 season. The Jays travel to play Skyline Conference foe Yeshiva University tonight.