Keuka College Women’s Volleyball Sweeps Penn College

Meg Calhoun (12) tied for the team lead with 7 kills on Friday -- Photo by Alexis Jones
Meg Calhoun (12) tied for the team lead with 7 kills on Friday -- Photo by Alexis Jones

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. – The Keuka College Women's Volleyball won their second straight conference game of the season, sweeping Penn College 3-0 on Friday night at the JMW Recreation and Athletics Center.

The service game for Keuka College (3-9, 2-1 NEAC) was on display as the Wolves had 17 aces in the match. Alyssa Rex had five aces to go with her team high 18 assists and seven digs. Jadine Buddingh tied for the team lead with seven kills with Meg Calhoun. Buddingh also had four aces in the match.

Keuka College 3 (25, 25, 25) vs. Penn College 0 (10, 16, 13)

Penn College had an early 6-5 lead against the Wolves in the first set before Keuka College took control. The Wolves scored 16 of the next 17 points to take a 21-7 lead. Keuka continued onto the 25-10 first set victory.

The same pattern followed in the second as the Wildcats led 13-12. The Green and Gold rattled off seven straight points to take the momentum. With the score 20-16, the Wolves got the final five points in a row to take a 2-0 lead in the match.

Keuka remained in control of the match in the third. They used many small rallies in the set to grow their lead. The final point came from a pair of freshmen as Camryn Marcus set up Grace Allen for the final kill, winning the third set 25-13 and the match 3-0.

KC Notes:

  • Keuka College improves to a perfect 4-0 all-time against Penn College
  • With her 18 assists today, Alyssa Rex has surpassed 200 for the season
  • Janessa Vaadi set a new career-high with six kills in the match
  • The four aces by Jadine Buddingh tied her career-high that was set last season against Penn College
  • Serving has been important to the Wolves. Keuka College is averaging 5.22 aces in their wins and just 1.63 aces in their losses this season

Coming up for Keuka College: The Wolves host Oswego State on Wednesday at the JMW Recreation and Athletics Center. The Lakers hold the all-time series 32-16. The series started in 1975. It is the second most familiar opponent for Keuka College in school history. The Wolves have only faced Cazenovia College more times than they have faced Oswego State.