Women's Volleyball Wins CUNYAC and Earns First-Ever NCAA Berth

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New York, NY, November 3, 2005 - The top-seeded Baruch Bearcats swept the Hunter Hawks 30-21, 30-21, 30-24 at CCNY tonight to win their first CUNYAC Women’s Volleyball Championship since 1995.

Baruch senior middle hitter Fior Ulloa (Brooklyn, NY/Christ the King) was named the Most Valuable Player of the Tournament, totaling 15 kills in the championship match. Senior Safia Mian (Flushing, NY/Francis Lewis) and freshman Taisiya Zuyeva (Brooklyn, NY/Midwood) also made the All-Tournament Team for the Bearcats.

In game three, Baruch ran out to an 18-14 advantage, but Hunter soon evened the score at 24-24 with a service ace. Ulloa took over the game from there, recording two straight kills and a solo block to make it 27-24. Hunter never scored another point, and Ulloa went on to close out the game and match with a kill at 30-24. Mian had 38 assists, and Zuyeva had 11 kills and six aces for Baruch in the match.

“It is the greatest feeling in the world to win a championship, and to see the kids celebrate knowing that all their hard work paid off this season,” said Women’s Head Coach Krishna Dass. “I am very proud of the leadership from the seniors, the work of the coaching staff, and the tremendous play of the underclassmen. We will all truly savor the championship tonight, but then have to get focused again tomorrow to prepare for the NCAA. We will likely face one of the best teams in the country.”

They will. The team has received their most important phone call in college athletics: the announcement of their first-round opponent in the NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball Tournament. The Baruch Bearcats are to face the NYU Violets, ranked 4th in the country, at NYU’s Coles Sports Center in Greenwich Village, on Thursday, November 10.

Will NYU shrink like violets? Go Bearcats!

 

John Neves
Baruch Sports Information
646-312-5048

 

NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball Tournament

First Round, East Region
 
NYU v. Baruch
 
Coles Sports Center
 
181 Mercer St.
 
Thursday, November 10
 
8:30 p.m.

 

There will be a live radio broadcast of the match available at: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/athletics