Wolves Downed at Elmira in Volleyball

Marcus Davic (9) led the Wolves with four blocks on Wednesday
Marcus Davic (9) led the Wolves with four blocks on Wednesday

ELMIRA, N.Y. — The Keuka College Men's Volleyball team was swept on Wednesday night in a non-conference match at Elmira College.

Keuka College (0-4) was led by Brad McKnight with 10 kills. The sophomore also added two aces and six digs. Kamren Record finished with 25 assists and Seth Welker added a team-high seven digs for the Wolves.

Elmria College 3 vs. Keuka College 0 – 25-18, 25-22, 25-22

The Wolves held the lead early against the Soaring Eagles. Elmira used five straight to take the lead. Keuka responded. A block by Solomon Shabazz and Marcus Davic cut the deficit to one at 17-18. However, Elmira rattled off seven of the next eight points to take the first set 25-18.

Once again, Keuka led early, but a five point run by the Soaring Eagles switched the advantage to the home team. The Wolves rallied, much like the first. Keuka regained the lead at 18-17 and extended it to 21-18 following a McKnight kill. However, the second followed the same script as the first. Elmira closed the set scoring seven out of eight points to win the second 25-22 and take a 2-0 lead in the match.

The Soaring Eagles took the lead early, but the Wolves rallied to tie the match at 9-9 and extended a lead to 13-11. It would be a tight third set with multiple ties. Elmira regained the lead, but Keuka leveled the third at 17-17 on a block by Shabazz and Kamren Record. Three straight by the Soaring Eagles flipped the momentum to the hosts. The teams would trade points down the end, but it would be Elmira who pulled out the 25-22 third set victory, sweeping the match.

KC Notes:

  • The Wolves fall to 1-4 all-time against the Soaring Eagles
  • As a team, Keuka had seven blocks in the match. Marcus Davic posted four block assists while Emmett O'Brien and Soloman Shabazz had three
  • Gavin Record was second on the team with nine kills in the match. The junior posted a .333 hitting percentage, a team-high, as he only hit one error in his 24 total attempts

Up Next for Keuka College: The Wolves remain on the road this Sunday. Keuka College will play in a tri-match at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania. The Wolves will open with Bard University and then face the host Colonels.