Men’s Volleyball Downed at Lancaster Bible College

Seth Welker (8) had nine digs for the Wolves on Friday
Seth Welker (8) had nine digs for the Wolves on Friday

LANCASTER, Pa. — The Keuka College Men's Volleyball lost a North Eastern Athletic Conference match at nationally-ranked Lancaster Bible College in straight sets on Friday night.

Brad McKnight and JP Nery tied for the team lead with six kills apiece for Keuka College (10-9, 2-4 NEAC). Seth Welker added nine digs for the Wolves.                      

#10 Lancaster Bible College 3 vs. Keuka College 0 – 25-15, 26-24, 25-7

The Wolves struggled in the opening set as Keuka College had just three kills against six errors. The host Chargers took advantage with 12 kills of their own, winning the first set 25-15.

Keuka College played their best set in the second. The Wolves totaled 10 of their 14 kills from Friday in the frame. There would be many ties and lead changes in the second. Keuka College trailed 23-19 before scoring five straight to take a 24-23 lead and serve for the set. However, the Chargers got a kill and followed that with a block and an ace to win the second set 26-24.

Lancaster Bible College rode the momentum into the third. The Chargers had 13 kills in the set without an error. Conversely, the Wolves had just one kill in the frame with six errors. Lancaster Bible won the third set 25-7, sweeping the match.

KC Notes:

  • Keuka College falls to 6-8 all-time against Lancaster Bible College
  • Friday was the sixth time in program history Keuka College has faced a nationally-ranked team. The Wolves are 0-6 in those matches with four sweeps
  • 14 total kills tied the program record for fewest in a match (Berkeley College, 2/22/2013)

Up Next for Keuka College: The Wolves will return to action on Saturday with a tri-match at Wilson College. Keuka College will face the host Phoenix in a conference match. The Wolves will then complete the tri-match with a non-conference match against Penn St.-Altoona.