Wolves Fall to Cardinals in Men’s Volleyball

Chris Corcoran (14) with one of his 8 digs in the match -- Photo by Ed Webber
Chris Corcoran (14) with one of his 8 digs in the match -- Photo by Ed Webber

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. — The Keuka College Men's Volleyball team lost on Friday night in straight sets to St. John Fisher College in a non-conference match at the JMW Recreation and Athletics Center.  

Keuka College (2-8, 1-0 NEAC) was led by Connor Gail with seven kills and JP Nery with six kills. Senior Chris Corcoran led the Wolves in both assists, 16, and digs, 8.

St. John Fisher College 3 at Keuka College 0 – 25-13, 25-18, 25-14

St. John Fisher jumped out to an early 6-2 lead over Keuka College on Friday night. The Cardinals pushed their lead to 10 as they won eight of nine straight points in the middle of the set, making it 20-10. Overall in the set, St. John Fisher had 15 kills against just one error while Keuka College had seven kills and seven errors. The Cardinals won the opening set 25-13.

The second would be a closer set as the lead would trade hands three times during the play. St. John Fisher would pull ahead again. A kill by Connor Gail would make the margin four at 14-10, but that would be as close as Keuka would get it as the Cardinals carried on for the 25-18 second set victory.

The third set played much like the second. The play was close early with Keuka trying to extend the match. However, a mid-set run by the Cardinals put the match away. St. John Fisher won the final set 25-14, winning the match in straight sets.

KC Notes:

  • Friday was the first ever meeting between the two schools
  • Keuka College posted a negative hitting percentage for the first time since January 2015
  • Senior Alex Riley had two blocks in the match, giving him 76 on his career. Riley moved past Derek Hosken for sixth on the Keuka College career block list

Up Next for Keuka College: The Wolves have a day off before travelling to Wilkes University on Sunday for a tri-match. The Wolves will open the day against New Jersey City University and then face the host Colonels of Wilkes University.