Wolves Fall to Golden Flyers in Men’s Volleyball

JP Nery (21) led the Wolves with six kills on Wednesday -- Photo by Mary Mullen
JP Nery (21) led the Wolves with six kills on Wednesday -- Photo by Mary Mullen

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. — The Keuka College Men's Volleyball team fell at home to Nazareth College 3-0 on Wednesday night in a non-conference match.

Keuka College (4-9) was led by JP Nery with six kills. Freshman Kamren Record had 12 assists for the Wolves and Connor Gail and Chris Corcoran each had eight digs in the loss.

Nazareth College 3 at Keuka College 0 | 25-13, 25-21, 25-21

The two teams traded the lead early in the first set on Wednesday. The Golden Flyers used small three and four point runs to grow their lead over Keuka. The Wolves were able to take advantage of five service errors by Nazareth, but the Golden Flyer defense was too strong. Nazareth had four blocks in the set and took the opener 25-13.

Nazareth College led in the second set, but the Wolves put a rally together. The Green and Gold tallied five unanswered points to make it a three-point game at 15-12. The Wolves would shrink the margin to two points, 22-20, but Nazareth College would pull it out 25-21 to take a 2-0 lead in the match.

The Keuka College defense strived in the third set. They held Nazareth to a team-low .115 hitting percentage. Keuka had four team blocks in the frame, including one to give the Wolves a 9-8 lead. The Golden Flyers took the lead back against the Wolves. Twins Kamren and Gavin Record teamed up for a block to make it a one-point game at 18-17. The one-point margin would continue to 21-20, but Nazareth scored four of the final five points to win the third set 25-21, sweeping the match in straight sets.

KC Notes:

  • Keuka College remains winless in four matches against Nazareth College
  • Both teams had three aces in the match, but Keuka had more control of their serves, committing only nine errors, compared to Nazareth's 16
  • Freshman Seth Welker set a career-high with a pair of aces
  • Connor Gail moved onto the top ten list for career digs at Keuka College

Up Next for Keuka College: The Wolves have a ten-day break before returning to North Eastern Athletic Conference play. Keuka College will host SUNY Poly on Saturday, March 17 and follow that up with a conference game against Wells College on Sunday, March 18 at the JMW Recreation and Athletics Center.