NYU-Poly Women's Volleyball Wins First-Ever Skyline Championship and First NCAA Tournament Bid
NYU-Poly rallies in epic fashion to topple defending champs Sage Colleges
It was a game that will be talked about for years to come. Polytechnic Institute of NYU’s Fighting Blue Jays came storming back from a 14-11 deficit in the fifth set tiebreaker to win 17-15 on Saturday, November 7. In doing so the Jays captured their first-ever Skyline Conference Championship and the Institute’s first NCAA Tournament bid in any sport. Meredith Shipman (Sugarland, TX / Eklins HS) recorded 25 kills and four of the final five kills, en route to a unanimous Tournament MVP nod.
It looked as though their opponents, The Sage Colleges, would keep their reign atop the Skyline, as they went up 14-11, but Shipman recorded back to back kills off serve and then Corey Loupee tallied a kill, getting a friendly tip off the net to tie it 14-14. Then down 15-14, the Jays rallied for three straight points to seal the win and send a frenzy of NYU-Poly fans onto the court.