Men's Volleyball Squares Off With Yeshiva in Battle for First Place in HVIAC

Men's Volleyball Squares Off With Yeshiva in Battle for First Place in HVIAC

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – The St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) men's volleyball team (7-4, 1-0) resumes Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play hosting two-time defending league champions Yeshiva University (5-10, 2-1) at The Hill Center in a rematch of last year's title game and a battle for sole possession of first place in the conference.

Game Information

Opponent: Yeshiva University (5-10, 2-1 HVIAC)
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 17 • 8 p.m.

Location: Brooklyn, N.Y.

Arena: The Hill Center • Frank P. Carbone Court
Coverage: Live Stats | Video 

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St. Joseph's (Bklyn): Roster | Schedule | Statistics
Yeshiva: Roster | Schedule | Statistics


  • Coming off a three-game winning streak, men's volleyball dropped a straight-set non-conference decision to future Skyline Conference rivals Purchase College last Thursday. The Bears (7-4) collected 17 kills, led by Raul Urshela's eight kills, while Thomas Kennedy and Taso Kostikas contributed four kills each.
  • Tonight's matchup is a rematch of last year's HVIAC Championship, St. Joseph's first time ever advancing to the title game.
  • Both teams play for sole possession of first place with a win tonight
  • The Bears seek their first win over the Maccabees in the 15th meeting all time – the Bears most faced opponent in program history, tied with Webb, who the Bears will face Thursday.
  • Yeshiva University, two-time defending HVIAC champions and winners of three of the last five league titles, picked up their third win in a row sweeping Pratt Institute 3-0 last Thursday, led by Kolya Miller with 10 kills and eight digs. The win avenged the loss to the Cannoneers earlier in the season, their only league defeat thus far.
  • Miller leads the Maccabees with 71 kills (1.65/set) on the season and was named HVIAC Player of the Week earlier today. Tuvia Marks is third on the team in kills (1.66/set) and leads the team in hitting (.293) and is the two-time reigning Rookie of the Week.
  • Both teams are playing their final seasons in the HVIAC, but the Bears and Maccabees will continue their long-standing rivalry in the Skyline Conference next season.