Wolves Fall at Home to Mavericks

Photo by Ed Webber
Photo by Ed Webber

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. — The Keuka College Men's Volleyball team lost at home on Tuesday to Medaille College 3-0 in a North Eastern Athletic Conference match at the JMW Recreation and Athletics Center.

Keuka College (5-13, 2-4 NEAC) stayed in the match thanks to a strong defensive effort from senior libero Nick Cantando. The Horseheads native set a new school record with 21 digs in the three-set match. The offense was led by Gavin Record with 12 kills and Chris Corcoran finished with 34 assists.

Medaille College 3 at Keuka College 0 – 25-23, 33-31, 26-24

Medaille College used an early 4-0 run to double up the Wolves 8-4 in the first set. The Wolves fought back to tie the match multiple times, but were never able to gain the lead. An ace by Gavin Record tied it at 23-23, but the Mavericks scored the final two points for the 25-23 set victory.

It would be Keuka College in the second set with the four-point run to build an early lead. Medaille College would fight back and have a change to serve for the set at 25-24, but the Wolves got the point to extend it. Overall in the set, there would be 17 ties and nine lead changes. Both teams would have opportunities to serve for the set, but it would be Medaille to get the final point at 33-31 to take at 2-0 lead in the match.

Keuka College scored six of seven straight points early in the third set for the lead. However, Medaille College would do the same thing to take a 16-13 lead over Keuka. Once again, Keuka fought and had the match tied at 24-24, but once again, it would be Medaille to get the final two points to win the set 26-24 and sweep the match.

KC Notes:

  • Keuka College remains winless in nine matches against Medaille College
  • As a team, the Wolves set a new school record with 133 attacks in the match
  • Cantando helped pace Keuka's 51 digs on Tuesday, third most ever in a three set match at Keuka College
  • Chris Corcoran has surpassed 500 assists on the season
  • Corcaran also now has 471 career digs, moving him past Christopher Mooring '16 for third all-time at Keuka
  • Connor Gail recorded his 200th kill of the season

Up Next for Keuka College: The Wolves board a bus and travel to Ohio on Wednesday to face Hiram College. It will be a rare doubleheader as the Wolves and Terriers will play a pair of matches starting at 4pm. It will be the first time that these two schools have squared off in Men's Volleyball.