Men’s Volleyball Finishes 2-1 at Keuka Invite

Sophomore Tom Campbell recorded 18 kills in two matches as the Keuka College men's volleyball team finished 2-1 at the inaugural Keuka College Men's Invitational (photo courtesy of Carly Volante, Keuka College Sports Information Department).
Sophomore Tom Campbell recorded 18 kills in two matches as the Keuka College men's volleyball team finished 2-1 at the inaugural Keuka College Men's Invitational (photo courtesy of Carly Volante, Keuka College Sports Information Department).

Sophomore Connor Hinman (Lethbridge, Alberta/Catholic Central) recorded 21 kills with 18 digs and classmate Tom Campbell (Penfield, NY/Penfield) added 18 kills as the Keuka College men's volleyball team finished 2-1 at the inaugural Keuka Men's Invitational Saturday afternoon inside the Weed Physical Arts Center.

The Storm (2-6) fell to Penn State-Altoona in four sets before sweeping Wells College to finish with the second-best record in the competition. Altoona won all three of its matches while Wells finished 1-2 and the Sage Colleges was 0-3.

Hinman recorded 11 kills with 12 digs for his second double-double of the year against Altoona. The Storm claimed the first set, 25-23, before dropping the next three sets by scores of 25-21, 25-16 and 25-20.

Hinman added two service aces and two blocks, Campbell had nine kills with six digs and sophomore Josh Makin (Lethbridge, Alberta/Catholic Central) tallied eight kills with four errors in 22 attempts (.182 hitting percentage) for the Storm.

Freshman Derek Hosken (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) added seven kills with two errors in 14 attempts (.357 hitting percentage) while senior Devin Lesch (San Diego, CA/El Cajon Valley) had four kills and four total blocks for the Green and Gold.

Freshman John Sprague (Fairport, NY/Penfield) added 21 assists with 3 digs and 3 aces while junior Ryan Kelly (Clifton Springs, NY/Midlakes) recorded 12 assists and three blocks in the loss to Altoona (3-2).

In the nightcap, Keuka swept Wells (4-5) by scores of 25-22, 25-13 and 27-25. The Storm hit a season-best .257 with 29 kills and 11 errors in 70 attempts.

Hinman had a .350 hitting percentage after compiling 10 kills with three errors in 20 attempts. He also had six digs and three blocks while Campbell hit .300 with nine kills and three errors in 20 attempts.

Campbell also had three blocks while Lesch hit .444 with four kills and no errors in nine attempts. He also added five total blocks while Makin recorded 9 digs, 3 kills, 2 aces and 2 blocks in the sweep.

Sprague finished with 12 assists and six digs, Kelly handed out 13 assists to go with 3 blocks and 2 digs and Hosken added five blocks for Keuka, which recorded one solo and 20 assisted blocks in the win.

Keuka travels to North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) rival SUNYIT on Saturday for the first of four NEAC crossover competitions. The Storm will play Cazenovia at 1 p.m. and Wells College at 3 p.m. Saturday.