Women’s Volleyball Closes Regular Season on Saturday

Camryn Marcus (1) set a career-high for assists on Friday, and then broke that mark on Saturday
Camryn Marcus (1) set a career-high for assists on Friday, and then broke that mark on Saturday

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. – The Keuka College Women's Volleyball team finished their regular season going 0-4 in tournament games at Brockport on Friday and Houghton on Saturday.

Keuka College (7-21, 5-4 NEAC) lost to Hiram College and the College at Brockport on Friday night and then fell to Houghton College and SUNY Geneseo on Saturday.

Hiram College 3 (25, 25, 25) vs. Keuka College 0 (17, 15, 10)

The weekend began for Keuka College with a match against Hiram College at Brockport. Hiram went on an early run to grow a 9-1 lead over the Wolves. Keuka College had more kills in the set than the Terriers, but Hiram took the opener 25-17.

The Terriers used a handful of small runs in the second set to take the lead in the set. The would win the second set 25-15 and take the momentum into the third with a 25-10 victory to sweep the match with Keuka College 3-0.

Lead Wolf: Freshman setter Camryn Marcus had a career-high 10 assists in the match for Keuka College.

The College at Brockport 3 (25, 25, 25) vs. Keuka College 0 (13, 13, 10)

The Golden Eagles scored the first four points in the match and did not look back. Keuka College was able to narrow the margin down to three points at 8-5, but Brockport scored nine of the next 10 points to take control of the set. Brockport continued onto the 25-13 set victory.

The Wolves took an early lead over the Golden Eagles in the second set, but Brockport would go on another run. The Golden Eagles scored 13 of the next 14 points for the lead, winning the second set 25-13. Brockport finished out the match in the third set, winning it 25-10 over the Wolves.

Lead Wolf: Lauren Moelbert posted a match-high with nine kills in the match against the Golden Eagles. Overall, Moelbert accounted for 47% of the Keuka College offense on Friday night.

Houghton College 3 (25, 25, 25) vs. Keuka College 0 (20, 17, 20)

The Wolves scored four straight in the early moments on Saturday to tie the match with the Highlanders at 5-5. However, Houghton would push points and build a 17-7 lead. Keuka College would not go away. The Wolves battled back to narrow the margin to two points, 21-19, but Houghton College closed it out for the 25-20 first set victory.

Keuka College one again fought hard in the second set. A block by Meg Calhoun and Katelyn Warren leveled the match at 12-12. A late seven point run by the Highlanders was the difference as Houghton would win the set 25-17, taking a 2-0 lead in the match.

The Wolves trailed 22-16 in the third set, but would go on a four-point run to narrow the gap to just two points. Houghton would close out the match, however, with an ace to win the third set 25-20 and the match 3-0.

Lead Wolves: Jadine Buddingh led the Wolves with eight kills against Houghton. She also added in 10 digs, second most on the team behind Lauren Moelbert's 12.

SUNY Geneseo (25, 26, 25) vs. Keuka College 0 (19, 24, 18)

Keuka College closed the weekend against SUNY Geneseo. Keuka College had nine kills in the first set, but it was not enough as they fell to the Knights 25-19.

The Wolves once again totaled nine kills in the second set, but would play the Knights closer. The set would go to extra points, but SUNY Geneseo pulled it out 26-24, taking a 2-0 lead in the match.

The Knights closed it out in the third set, defeating the Wolves 25-18, winning the match in straight sets.

Lead Wolves: Meg Calhoun led Keuka College with seven kills. Setter Camryn Marcus broke her career-high set on Friday with 11 assists against the Knights.

Coming up for Keuka College: The Wolves closed their regular season but have qualified for the North Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament. The Green and Gold will travel to Morrisville State on Tuesday to face the Mustangs in the first round.