Women’s Volleyball Tops SUNY Cobleskill 3-1

Emily Cottrell (10) set a new career-high with 33 digs on Wednesday
Emily Cottrell (10) set a new career-high with 33 digs on Wednesday

COBLESKILL, N.Y. — The Keuka College Women's Volleyball team bounced back from Tuesday to defeat SUNY Cobleskill in four sets on the road on Wednesday in a North Eastern Athletic Conference match.  

Keuka College (5-6, 1-1 NEAC) had a fantastic defensive effort, led by Emily Cottrell. Fellow senior Alyssa Rex added a career-high 18 digs while finishing with 21 assists. Grace Allen led the Keuka attack with 11 kills.

Keuka College 3 at SUNY Cobleskill 1 – 25-23, 25-19, 21-25, 25-9

Keuka College outhit SUNY Cobleskill 7-4 in the first set. Despite both teams hitting in the negative, the Wolves were able to pull it out 25-23 to take the lead in the match.

The Wolves extended their lead in the second with 11 kills in the frame. Across the net, SUNY Cobleskill had just four kills and five errors as the Wolves won the second set 25-19.

SUNY Cobleskill fought to stay alive, winning the third set 25-21, but Keuka College put it away in the fourth. The Wolves had a match-high 12 kills in the set and just one error as Keuka College won the fourth set 25-9, winning the match 3-1.

KC Notes:

  • Keuka College remains perfect against SUNY Cobleskill, defeating the Fighting Tigers in all 18 matches
  • It was just the second time that Keuka has faced SUNY Cobleskill in Cobleskill
  • The win snapped a nine-match losing streak away from the JMW Recreation and Athletics Center for Keuka College
  • 103 digs by Keuka College ties for the 10th most in a four-set match in program history
  • Cottrell's 33 digs set a new career-high for the senior and was the seventh most in a four-set match in school history
  • Keuka College had 18 aces in the match. Seniors Emily Cottrell and Kayla Brown each led with four. It was a new career-high for Brown
  • The 18 aces ties for the fourth most in a four-set match in school history

Up Next for Keuka College: The Wolves will face a tough test this weekend with four matches in the Nazareth College Golden Flyer Invitational. Keuka College will open the tournament on Friday against a pair of teams from the Ohio Athletic Conference as they face Baldwin Wallace and the University of Mount Union. The Wolves will then close the tournament on Saturday with matches against SUNY Geneseo and the host Golden Flyers.