Women's Volleyball Competes at Cal Lutheran
Lady Jays Compete Against Ranked Opponents
THOUSAND OAKS, CA - The NYU-Poly Women's Volleyball team travelled to California this past weekend to play in the Cal Lutheran Tournament. After playing some of the top teams in the country and West region, the Lady Jays came home 0-4, but played tough taking Chpamn University to five sets and Whittier College to four sets. NYU-Poly lost their other two matches to nationally ranked Cal Lutheran 3-0 and Occidental 3-0.
NYU-Poly opened competition against Chapman and after falling behind two sets 21-25 and 16-25, stormed back to win the next two 25-22 and 25-20, forcing the tiebreaker. But, the Lady Jays couldn't overcome the hitting of Chapman as they fell 9-15 in the final set.
Occidental was next for the Lady Jays and despite losing 3-0 (25-13, 25-17, 25-20) NYU-Poly showed steady progress against a quality opponent. Sophomore Nicole Breitbart (Ridgewood, NJ) led NYU-Poly as she had five kills and 13 assists.
The Lady Jays ran into a buzzsaw against host Cal Lutheran. In game one, NYU-Poly managed just 3 kills while hitting a -.181, falling 25-5. But slowly got into a groove and were competitive in the next two sets, losing 25-14 and 25-20. Junior Victoria Kalvert (Missouri City, TX) paced NYU-Poly with five kills and seven digs. Senior Meredith Shipman (Sugarland, TX) added five kills and seven digs as well.
NYU-Poly ended the tournament with a 3-1 loss to Whittier (25-13, 25-17, 16-25, 25-19). Shipman tallied 13 kills and 18 digs while junior Melissa Pona (Staten Island, NY) added seven kills and 12 digs. Breitbart had 15 assists and 10 digs to go along with sophomore Corey Loupee's (Crown Point, IN) 14 assists and nine digs.
NYU-Poly falls to 13-16 overall and will face Baruch College on Thursday in non-conference play. The game is away at 6:00pm.