Patchogue, NY| In only the program's second season of existence, the St. Joseph's College (L.I.) men's volleyball team will play for a Skyline Conference title when it hosts the College of Mount St. Vincent in the championship final on Saturday afternoon (12:00 pm).
The Golden Eagles, who entered the playoffs as the No. 1 seed, reach the final after securing a 3-0 victory over Yeshiva University in the semifinal round on Thursday evening. They meet the second-seeded Dolphins, who defeated SUNY Purchase 3-0 in their semifinal.
2018 Skyline Conference Men's Volleyball Championship
Seeds (overall record, Skyline record)
1. St. Joseph's-Long Island (21-8, 10-0)
2. Mount Saint Vincent (13-14, 8-2)
3. Purchase (8-15, 6-4)
4. Yeshiva (4-15, 3-7)
Semifinals - Thursday, April 12
St. Joseph's-Long Island 3, Yeshiva 0
Mount Saint Vincent 3, Purchase 0
Final - Saturday, April 14 *
Mount Saint Vincent at St. Joseph's-Long Island, 12:00 pm
SJC was victorious in the sides' two match-ups this season having picked up a 3-0 win on the road on April 5 before earning a 3-1 Senior Day win on April 8.
With an automatic bid to the 2018 NCAA Division III Men's Volleyball Championship on the line, the Golden Eagles will lean on Biggers, who leads the conference and ranks seventh in the nation in hitting percentage (.448). The 2017 Skyline Conference Rookie of the Year has collected four Skyline Conference Player of the Week honors this season.
St. Joseph's led the conference this season in hitting percentage (.254), assists (1065), kills (1,153), blocks (229), digs (1,120) and opponent hitting percentage (.135). Mount St. Vincent finished second in all six categories.