Wolves Ace NEAC Crossover

Lauren Moelbert (20) had 21 kills on the day, leading Keuka College in both matches
Lauren Moelbert (20) had 21 kills on the day, leading Keuka College in both matches

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. — The Keuka College Women's Volleyball totaled 26 aces in a pair of straight set victories on Saturday at the JMW Recreation and Athletics Center.

Keuka College (7-11, 3-1 NEAC) won the opening match against the College of St. Elizabeth in straight sets. The Wolves then swept Penn St.-Abington in the second match of the day.

Keuka College 3 vs. College of St. Elizabeth 0 – 25-12, 25-14, 25-16

After a slow start between the Wolves and the Eagles, Keuka College created separation with numerous small runs against St. Elizabeth. The Wolves pushed their lead to double-digits and closed out the first set 25-12.

The Green and Gold took the first four points of the second set and later pushed their lead to 13-4. A kill by Lauren Moelbert ended the set with the Wolves winning it 25-14, taking a 2-0 lead.

Keuka College closed it out in the third set. The Wolves built a 14-6 lead over the Eagles. The Wolves served out the match with an ace from Alyssa Rex and that was followed by another Moelbert kill to end the set 25-16 as Keuka swept the match.

Lead Wolves: Lauren Moelbert finished with a match-high nine kills for the Wolves. Freshman Lauren Kuipers led the service attack with four aces as the Wolves finished with 15 in the win.

Keuka College 3 vs. Penn St.-Abington 0 – 25-23, 25-22, 25-13

Penn St.-Abington jumped out to an early lead, holding a 6-2 advantage over the Wolves. Three straight kills by Grace Allen followed by a Kelsie Allen kill leveled the set at 9-9. The Nittany Lions took the lead again. With the set tied at 23-23, Abby Anderson had back-to-back kills to give the Wolves a 25-23 first set victory.

Just as in the first match, Keuka College took the opening four points of the second set. Penn St.-Abington trailed the entire way, but made it close at the end. Lauren Moelbert ended it for the Wolves at 25-22 with a kill as Keuka took a 2-0 lead in the match.

After trailing early in the third, Keuka College converted 15 of 17 straight points to take a 23-11 lead in the set. Abby Anderson ended it with a kill as the Wolves won the third set 25-13, winning the match 3-0.

Lead Wolves: Moelbert once again paced the offensive attack with 12 kills. Grace Allen added 10 kills in the win.

KC Notes:

  • Keuka College improves to 10-0 all-time against the College of St. Elizabeth
  • The Wolves are now 7-1 against Penn St.-Abington
  • Against Penn St.-Abington, freshman Brooke Buck led the Wolves with four aces, tying her career-high
  • The Green and Gold had a season-best .300 hitting percentage against the Nittany Lions, hitting 40 kills with just 13 errors

Up Next for Keuka College: The Wolves remain in conference play on Wednesday, travelling to Cazenovia College to face the Wildcats. Keuka has a 46-4 record all-time against Cazenovia and has won the last 44 straight matches.