Wolves Fall in Four to Wells College

Jared Kucko (10) had a team-high 15 kills and 11 digs for Keuka College on Wednesday
Jared Kucko (10) had a team-high 15 kills and 11 digs for Keuka College on Wednesday

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. – The Keuka College Men's Volleyball team lost on Wednesday to Wells College 3-1 in a North Eastern Athletic Conference match at the JMW Recreation and Athletics Center.

Keuka College (7-11, 3-9 NEAC) was led by senior Jared Kucko with 15 kills. Kucko also had a match-high 11 digs for the double-double. Right behind him on the offensive attack was Connor Gail with 11 kills for the Wolves. Chris Corcoran led facilitated the offense with 38 assists in the match.

Keuka College 1 (19, 18, 25, 16) vs. Wells College 3 (25, 25, 23, 25)

Wells College took advantage of nine Keuka errors in the first set to grow their lead. The Express took the opening set 25-19. In the second set, Keuka College was able to cut down on the mistakes, but the Express increased their efficiency. Wells had 13 kills against just three errors in 26 attempts. Their .385 hitting percentage led Wells to a 25-18 set victory, taking a 2-0 lead in the match. Keuka College battled back in the third. The Wolves took an early 4-0 lead, but Wells came back and took a 12-10 lead. Keuka reestablished control and maintained a two-point lead most of the set on their way to the 25-23 victory, extending the match. However the comeback was not to be for the Wolves. Wells led the entire way in the fourth, downing Keuka 25-16 and winning the match 3-1.

Tag-Team: Keuka College split the libero position on Wednesday night and both Spencer Avery and Nick Cantando did an excellent job for Keuka against one of the top offenses in the NEAC. Both Avery and Cantando had 10 digs in the match for the Wolves. As a team, Keuka College totaled 50 digs in the loss.

KC Notes:

  • Keuka College now falls to 4-7 all-time against Wells College. The Express are on a small two-match winning streak after sweeping the season series this year
  • Overall in North Eastern Athletic Conference play, Keuka College is 2-7 against Wells
  • Today's loss snapped a five match home winning streak for Keuka College. Their run is tied for second longest in a season in program history
  • 11 kills by Connor Gail gives him 183 on the season, he passed Tom Campbell (2014) and Aaron Brill (2016) and now stands in sixth place on the single season kills list at Keuka College

Coming up for Keuka College: The Wolves will remain at home on Friday for another single North Eastern Athletic Conference match. Keuka College will host SUNY Poly at 7pm at the JMW Recreation and Athletics Center.