KEUKA PARK, N.Y. – The Keuka College Men's Volleyball team won the final three sets to defeat the Wells College Express 3-1 on Wednesday night in a North Eastern Athletic Conference matchup.
Keuka College (14-9, 9-6 NEAC) will step out of conference play on Thursday as they take on Elmira College. The Soaring Eagles are currently ranked ninth in the latest AVCA Division III Men's Coaches Poll.
Connor Hinman led the Keuka attack with 15 kills for the Green and Gold. Aaron Brill, Tom Campbell, and Connor Gail each finished with eight kills. Brill and Campbell also added six blocks apiece. Spencer Avery and Chris Corcoran split the setting duties and recorded 22 and 20 assists respectively. Cooper Lyon finished with a match-high 21 digs.
The Express led by as many as five it the opening set. Keuka was able to rattle off four straight points late, but it was not enough as Wells took the first set 25-22.
The second set was close with teams exchanging serves early on. The Green and Gold would take control late. With a 20-19 advantage, Tom Campbell had a kill, which was followed by a Brill kill and a Wells error. After a point by the Express, Tim Jackson had a kill and Aaron Brill ended it with an ace for the 25-20 victory.
Keuka took a fast 10-5 lead over Wells College in the third set. They would lead by as many as six in the set. The express made one push, a 6-2 run that narrowed the margin to three, 18-15. They would later make it a two-point game, but that would be as close as they would get. Connor Gail had a kill to close out the third set 25-22 and give Keuka a 2-1 lead in the match.
Wells held an early lead in the fourth. It would grow to 13-8, but Keuka went on a 7-1 run to take the lead from the Express. Wells answered and regained an 18-16 lead. Keuka responded with a 7-0 run to take control. The teams traded points to close it out. Keuka won the fourth set 25-20 to win the match 3-1.