LANCASTER, Pa. — The Keuka College Women's Volleyball team split a pair of matches on Saturday at Lancaster Bible College in a North Eastern Athletic Conference Crossover.
Keuka College (9-13, 5-2 NEAC) won the opening match of the day against the host Chargers in four sets. The Wolves were then swept by Gallaudet University to end the day.
Keuka College 3 at Lancaster Bible College 1 – 25-23, 31-29, 24-26, 25-14
The Green and Gold had a strong opening set in the first match on Saturday. Keuka College had 14 kills in the set as the Wolves won the opener 25-23.
The second set would be extremely tight as the Wolves fought to get back in the set. Keuka College trailed 24-20, but scored four straight points to tie the set. Back-to-back service errors extended the second at 25-25. Both teams would have a change to serve for the set. In the end, Keuka College won the second 31-29 to take a 2-0 lead in the match.
Lancaster Bible College took an early lead in the third. The Wolves fought back once again to tie the set at 24-24. The Chargers took the final two points to extend the match.
Keuka College staked claim to a 12-3 lead in the fourth set as they looked to close out the match. Lauren Moelbert served an ace as the Wolves won the fourth 25-14, winning the match 3-1.
Lead Wolf: Senior Alyssa Rex recorded one of the only triple-doubles in program history. Rex had 13 kills, 33 assists, and 12 digs against the Chargers. Her .650 hitting percentage set a new program record for a four-set match.
Gallaudet University 3 vs. Keuka College 0 – 25-19, 25-16, 25-16
Keuka College totaled 13 kills in the opening set, but the Wolves had seven errors as well. That was enough for Gallaudet as the Bison had nine kills against two errors to win the first set 25-19.
The Bison had their best set of the match in the second set as Gallaudet finished with 16 kills and just one error in the set. Gallaudet topped Keuka 25-16, taking a 2-0 lead in the match.
Gallaudet would ride the momentum to a 25-16 victory in the third set to sweep the match with Keuka College 3-0.
Lead Wolf: Grace Allen led the Keuka College attack with seven kills against the Bison.
- Keuka College improved to 7-3 all-time against Lancaster Bible College
- It was Keuka College's first ever win over the Chargers on their home floor
- Gallaudet is 8-2 all-time against Keuka College
- In the match against Lancaster Bible College, Grace Allen had 10 kills to surpass 200 for her career
- Emily Cottrell had 11 digs against the Chargers, giving her more than 800 in her career
- The Wolves had 55 kills and 51 assists against the Chargers, ranking in the top ten in school history for both categories in a four-set match
Up Next for Keuka College: Keuka College returns home on Wednesday to host the defending North Eastern Athletic Conference Champions. The Wolves will host the Mustangs of Morrisville State on Wednesday night at the JMW Recreation and Athletics Center. Keuka College is 17-5 all-time against Morrisville State, but the Mustangs have won the last three meetings.