Number 4 Leads Jays to Win Over Yeshiva

Mens Volleyball still alive for Skyline playoffs

Brooklyn, NY -  After trouncing non-conference neighbor St. Joseph's College of Brooklyn Monday night, the NYU-Poly men's volleyball team faced off against Yeshiva University in a must-win game to keep their Skyline Conference playoff hopes alive. After a thrilling five set match, the Jays are one step closer to their first-ever Skyline Conference Playoffs appearance as they downed Yeshiva 3-2 (26-30, 32-30, 30-24, 20-30, 17-15).

"Number 4" for NYU-Poly led the way for the Jays in hitting as he racked up 23 kills on 54 attempts. He finished with 15 digs, right behind senior libero Tom Poppenberg (Springville, NY) who had a match-high 16.

Junior James Lukban (Bronx, NY) tallied 19 kills for NYU-Poly while senior captain Rob Petri (St. Louis, MO) added 12 kills to go along with 59 assists and 14 digs.

The victory avenges a 3-1 loss to the Maccabees back in February. NYU-Poly is now tied with Purchase for fifth place, while Sage sits one game ahead of both teams. The top four teams advance to the playoffs. NYU-Poly will host Purchase, a team that defeated the Jays 3-0 two weeks ago, on Tuesday. The winner very likley will get the fourth and final playoff spot.