Wolves Downed in North Country Invitational

Alyssa Rex (2) became just the third player in school history to surpass 2,000 career assists
Alyssa Rex (2) became just the third player in school history to surpass 2,000 career assists

POTSDAM, N.Y. — Keuka College lost a pair of matches on Saturday in the North Country Women's Volleyball Invitation.

The Wolves lost the opening match to SUNY Geneseo 3-1. Keuka College (0-4) then dropped the final game of the tournament to hosts St. Lawrence in straight sets.

SUNY Geneseo 3 vs. Keuka College 1 – 25-22, 21-25, 25-14, 25-7

The Wolves had a tightly played first set against SUNY Geneseo. The Green and Gold had 13 kills in the frame, paced by freshman Kalynne Myers with six. The Knights responded and rallied late to top Keuka College in the opening set 25-22.

The Wolves responded in the second set. Keuka had three aces in the frame and matched their first set performance with 13 kills. Abby Anderson finished the set with a kill as Keuka College leveled the match with a 25-21 second set victory.

SUNY Geneseo came out strong in the third set. They outhit Keuka 13 kills to eight in the set and took the third 25-14. The Knights continued the momentum, building a 15-2 lead over the Wolves in the fourth set. SUNY Geneseo continued on to defeat Keuka College 25-7 in the fourth set, winning the match 3-1.

Lead Wolf: Sophomore Grace Allen led the Keuka College offense against the Knights with a career-high 11 kills.

St. Lawrence University 3 vs. Keuka College 0 – 25-18, 25-19, 25-9

The Green and Gold played a solid opening set against the Saints. Keuka College had seven kills in the frame. However, St. Lawrence had 11 in the first set and topped Keuka 25-18. The second set was the best of the match for Keuka College. They had 14 kills against just two errors in the frame for a .462 hitting percentage. Not to be outdone, St. Lawrence had their best hitting set of the match in the second with 18 kills, winning the second set 25-19. The Saints would continue on to sweep the match, defeating Keuka College 25-9 in the third set.

Lead Wolf: Abby Anderson led Keuka College against St. Lawrence with seven kills against the Saints.

KC Notes:

  • Keuka College falls to 2-16 all-time against SUNY Geneseo. The Knights have won the last three meetings
  • St. Lawrence has won the last two meetings with Keuka College and hold a 7-5 all-time lead in the series
  • Freshman Lauren Kuipers led the defensive efforts for Keuka against Geneseo. She had a match-high 21 digs
  • Emily Cottrell served five aces in the match against the Knights
  • Alyssa Rex had 46 assists on the day. She became just the third player in school history to surpass 2,000 assists in her career

Up Next for Keuka College: The Wolves return to David M. Sweet Court at the JMW Recreation and Athletics Center for their home opener on Wednesday. Keuka College will host St. John Fisher College at 7pm on September 5.