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Men’s Volleyball Looks to Take Streak to Homecoming

Brooklyn College’s Vaughn Titus has been absolutely dominant for the Bulldogs, fueling them to a six-game winning streak to rebound after a dreadful start to the season. PHOTO/ Damion Reid
Brooklyn College’s Vaughn Titus has been absolutely dominant for the Bulldogs, fueling them to a six-game winning streak to rebound after a dreadful start to the season. PHOTO/ Damion Reid

By Adam Zaki

Published: March 14th, 2018

The Brooklyn College men’s volleyball team has won six consecutive games, with the latter half of the streak being against three conference opponents, earning themselves an overall record of 9-7 on the season. The Bulldogs pushed themselves to a record of 3-2 in the City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) conference.

After starting the season dropping five of its first six games, Brooklyn is 8-2 during their last 10 games. The team has gotten better in each outing, setting a season high in kills with 42 in its last matchup at the College of Staten Island on Sunday. 

The team is led statistically by Ahmed Moawad and Vaughn Titus, who have 116 and 111 kills on the season, respectively. Both are averaging over two kills per set, while playing in every match so far this season. Moawad and Titus, a sophomore and a junior, respectively, have been the Bulldogs’ heaviest contributors and probably have their best volleyball ahead of them. Titus was also named the CUNYAC Men’s Volleyball Player of the Week on Monday, notching 30 kills and nine service aces in three matches last week.

In Sunday’s matchup on Staten Island, the Bulldogs used team play in both contests of the tri-match to earn a sweep.

In the first match against Medgar Evers College, Gabriel Pjatak led the Bulldogs with 10 kills, alongside a trio of aces from both Titus and Moaz Ali Choundhary. The Bulldogs took three of four sets, failing to sweep the Cougars by a margin of just two points in the second match.

In Brooklyn’s second matchup, against the hosting College of Staten Island Dolphins, Titus led the way with 13 kills and an ace. Pjatak also contributed in the sweep with nine kills, eight digs, and an ace. Choudhary was also a factor, as he dominated the Dolphins at the net with four blocks.

The team looks to extend its streak to seven games in a Tuesday night matchup at Lehman College, a team that sits right behind them in the conference standings in fifth place. Should the Bulldogs get a victory in the Bronx, they will take a seven-game winning streak into Homecoming at the West Quad Gymnasium on Thursday night. 

For updates on Tuesday’s matchup at Lehman, visit the Brooklyn College Athletics website.

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