BROOKLYN, NY - It was a successful senior night for the NYU-Poly men's volleyball team as the Jays swooped past Yeshiva University 3-1 in a must-win Skyline Conference tilt. With the win, NYU-Poly secures a spot in the Skyline post-season tournament. The Jays improve to 7-15 with their second straight win while Yeshiva falls to 9-9 overall.
Seniors Tom Poppenberg (Springville, NY) and James Lukban (Bronx, NY) were honored before the game and were instrumental in leading the Jays to the win. Lukban ended up with five kills, 28 assists, two aces, and six digs. Poppenberg racked up 15 digs at libero, pushing closer to a career total of 700.
The Jays started off slow in set one, falling behind 7-3 before rallying back to win 25-14. Again in set two the Jays seemed to sleep walk the opening points and found themselves down 5-0. This time, Yeshiva held on for a 25-22 win. NYU-Poly racheted up the intensity in sets three and four, winning by scores of 25-19 and 25-16.
Freshmen Fild Kroqi (Bronx, NY) led all players with 12 kills, one solo block and three block assists, while sophomore Joe Gabor (Warwick, NY) added nine kills and 12 digs.
NYU-Poly will travel to City Tech on Thursday for a non-conference match at 7:00pm.