Brooklyn, NY - Sometimes the cards just fall in your favor. For the NYU-Poly women's basketball team, that was exactly what happened this weekend, as the team has qualified for its first-ever Skyline Conference playoff appearance. The Lady Jays will travel to Mount Saint Vincent Tuesday night at 7:00pm for their third meeting against the Dolphins this season.
The Lady Jays needed some help to get here. After beating Old Westbury last Wednesday, they then had to hope for an Old Westbury win over Sage on Saturday. Considering Sage beat Old Westbury by 17 points in the first meeting and the fact that Old Westbury had nothing to play for (even if they won, they did not have the advantage in the tie-breaker to secure the playoff spot), it seemed certain NYU-Poly would have to wait till next year.
But Lady Luck was a Blue Jay on Saturday as Old Westbury stunned Sage, winning by 16 points, and sending NYU-Poly to its first post-season appearance since joining the Skyline Conference in 2007.
Against Mount Saint Vincent (#3 seed), NYU-Poly lost by 13 points on the road and 14 points at home. The winner of this game will play Mount Saint Mary on Thursday at Mount Saint Mary College.