Men’s Volleyball Rebounds to Sweep Tri-Match

Brad McKnight (18) combined for 29 kills in Saturday's matches
Brad McKnight (18) combined for 29 kills in Saturday's matches

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The Keuka College Men's Volleyball closed their weekend strong, sweeping a tri-match hosted by Wilson College on Saturday.

Keuka College (12-9, 3-4 NEAC) swept the host Phoenix in a North Eastern Athletic Conference match to open the day. The Wolves then down Penn St.-Altoona in a four-set non-conference match.

Keuka College 3 at Wilson College 0 – 25-17, 25-18, 25-18

Offense dominated for Keuka College as the Wolves got out to a fast start with 16 kills against just one error to win the first set 25-17. The Wolves continued the attack, once again posting 16 kills in a 25-18 second set victory. The Green and Gold closed it out with 12 kills and a .409 hitting percentage in the third set, winning it 25-18, to sweep the match.

Lead Wolf: Freshman Brad McKnight led the Wolves with 16 kills against the Phoenix. It was the third most kills ever by a Keuka College player in a three-set match.

Keuka College 3 vs. Penn St.-Altoona 1 – 23-25, 25-16, 25-21, 25-17

The Wolves fell behind early after Penn St.-Altoona posted 14 kills in the first set against just eight by Keuka College. Despite the offensive difference, it was a close set but Altoona pulled it out 25-23.

Keuka College was not deterred as the Wolves won the second set 25-16 to level the match. The set victory sparked momentum for Keuka College. Going into the third set, the Wolves had just 16 kills in the match. The Green and Gold posted 15 in only the third set as they won 25-21. The momentum continued into the fourth and final set as Keuka College had 14 kills to win the fourth set 25-17 and the match 3-1.

Lead Wolf: The defense performed well for Keuka College on Saturday. The Wolves had 11 team blocks against Penn St.-Altoona. Leading the way was Alex Boglev with a career-high tying six, including three solos for the Wolves.

KC Notes:

  • Keuka College improves to 6-2 all-time against Wilson College. It was the fourth time in the six victories that the Wolves swept the Phoenix
  • The Green and Gold snapped a five-match losing streak to Penn St.-Altoona. Keuka is now 4-7 overall
  • The Wolves posted the second-best hitting percentage in program history against Wilson with a .473. Leading the way for Keuka College was JP Nery at .684 and Brad McKnight with a .667. Both Nery and McKnight now rank first and second, respectively on the three-set single match hitting percentage list for Keuka College Men's Volleyball
  • Keuka tied for the fourth most kills in a three-set match against Wilson with 44. The offense flowed through setter Kamren Record. The sophomore tied the record with 41 assists in a three-set match
  • On Saturday, Alex Boglev and Marcus Davic each set a new career-high for kills in a season
  • Seth Welker had a combined 23 digs on Saturday. He moved into eighth on the single season digs list at Keuka

Up Next for Keuka College: The Wolves have a tough NEAC match on Thursday as the Green and Gold travel to Aurora, N.Y. to face Wells College. The Express swept the Wolves at Keuka earlier this season.