Women’s Volleyball Splits Matches at St. John Fisher

Katelyn Warren (22) led Keuka College with 12 kills in their victory over Medaille College
Katelyn Warren (22) led Keuka College with 12 kills in their victory over Medaille College

PITTSFORD, N.Y. – The Keuka College Women's Volleyball team split their matches on Saturday afternoon at St. John Fisher College. The Wolves lost in straight sets to the host Cardinals then rebounded to sweep Medaille College in three sets.

Jadine Buddingh and Lauren Moelbert each had 15 kills on the day for Keuka College (4-11, 2-1 NEAC).  Alyssa Rex finished with a combined 31 assists.

St. John Fisher 3 (25, 25, 25) vs. Keuka College 0 (15, 19, 14)

The Wolves scored the first three points of the match, but St. John Fisher College responded with eight unanswered to grow a lead in the set. The Cardinals used that momentum to win the first 25-15.

The Green and Gold led 11-7 in the second set, but the attack of St. John Fisher was too much. The Cardinals had 14 kills against just one error, winning the second set 25-19, taking a 2-0 lead in the match.

Keuka College hit .185 in the third set with six kills and just one error, but it was not enough. St. John Fisher won the third set 25-14, winning the match 3-0.

Lead Wolf: Lauren Moelbert had eight kills and just three errors in her 18 attempts against the Cardinals. Her .278 hitting percentage was her second highest of the 2017 season.

Keuka College 3 (25, 25, 25) vs. Medaille College 0 (14, 18, 15)

The Mavericks and the Wolves opened a close match on Saturday afternoon. With Keuka holding a 13-12 lead in the set, the Wolves offense put the set away. The run for Keuka went nine points, with three coming off of Lauren Moelbert aces. Keuka College scored 12 of the final 14 points of the set to win the opener 25-14.

The Green and Gold took a two set advantage on the Mavericks in the second. Keuka scored the final five points to win the set 25-18.

The third set was one of the best of the season for Keuka College. The Wolves totaled 14 kills without an error in 24 attempts for a .583 hitting percentage. Keuka won the final set 25-15, sweeping the match with Medaille College 3-0.

Lead Wolf: Senior Katelyn Warren led the Keuka College attack with a career-high 12 kills against the Mavericks. Warren only committed one error, setting a new career-high with a .786 hitting percentage as well.

KC Notes:

  • St. John Fisher holds a 15-1 series advantage over Keuka College in a series that dates back to 1976. Keuka's lone win came in the 1987 season
  • The Cardinals have won 14 straight matches against Keuka College
  • The Wolves leveled the all-time series with Medaille College at 10-10, snapping the Mavericks' four match winning streak
  • Jadine Buddingh surpassed the 100 kill plateau for the 2017 season. She also had her 100th dig on Saturday as well
  • The Wolves had 35 kills against the Mavericks, the most in a three-set match this season
  • Keuka College posted a .329 hitting percentage against Medaille College, their best output of the season

Coming up for Keuka College: The Wolves return to North Eastern Athletic Conference play this week with a road match on Thursday night. Keuka College will travel to Morrisville State. The Mustangs defeated the Wolves in four sets last year.