SUNY Poly Downs Keuka College 3-1 in Men’s Volleyball

Connor Gail (15) had a team-high 14 kills for Keuka College on Friday -- Photo by Abdul Alhumayni
Connor Gail (15) had a team-high 14 kills for Keuka College on Friday -- Photo by Abdul Alhumayni

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

Keuka College (7-12, 3-10 NEAC) got a team-high 14 kills from junior Connor Gail. Chris Corcoran recorded a double-double for the Wolves with 29 assists and 12 digs, both team-highs.

Keuka College 1 (18, 19, 25, 22) vs. SUNY Poly 3 (25, 25, 23, 25)

SUNY Poly came out attacking in the first set. They totaled 18 kills in the opening set against just six from Keuka College. The Wolves were able to stay in the set, but the Wildcats won the opener 25-18. The second set played a lot like the first, but the two teams found themselves tied at 19-19. However SUNY Poly converted the final six points of the set to win the second 25-19 and take a 2-0 lead in the match. Keuka College continued to fight. The wolves had a match-high 12 kills in the third and held on for the 25-23 victory, forcing a fourth set. In the fourth, the Wolves would hold an 18-15 lead, but the Wildcats scored five unanswered to take a 20-18 lead. The Wolves would tie the match again at 22-22, but SUNY Poly got the final three points to win the fourth set 25-22 and the match 3-1.

Taking Advantage of the Freebies: Keuka College did a good job in taking advantage of free points from SUNY Poly. The Wildcats are the best serving team in the NEAC averaging 1.9 aces per set. Keuka College did an excellent job in receiving the serve, allowing only one ace all match. The Wolves also used 23 Wildcat service errors to their advantage. Counting all errors, Keuka College got 44 free points from SUNY Poly.

KC Notes:

  • Keuka College is now 2-12 all-time against SUNY Poly, having lost the last five matches with the Wildcats
  • Within NEAC play, SUNY Poly holds an 8-1 advantage over Keuka College
  • Today's loss officially eliminated Keuka College from postseason contention
  • Jared Kucko had six kills in the match, giving him 161 on the season, moving him into 9th place on the single season kills list

Coming up for Keuka College: Keuka College has a week off to prepare for their final North Eastern Athletic Conference Crossover. The Wolves will face Hilbert College, Medaille College and D'Youville College on April 1 and 2. The three matches will be played at D'Youville College.