Wolves Fall in Season Opener

Connor Gail (10) led Keuka College with 10 kills on Friday
Connor Gail (10) led Keuka College with 10 kills on Friday

ELMIRA, N.Y. — The Keuka College Men's Volleyball team fell in their season opener to Elmira College in straight sets on Friday night in the Elmira College Invitational.

Keuka College (0-1) was led by Connor Gail with 10 kills. JP Nery added seven kills for the Wolves and freshman Gavin Record recorded four total blocks in his first collegiate match.

Elmira College 3 vs. Keuka College 0 (25-23, 25-8, 25-23)

The two teams played a very tight opening set on Friday night. Keuka College bested Elmira College in hitting percentage in the set, .143 to .138, but it was the Soaring Eagles who pulled it out in the end with a 25-23 set victory. The second was all Elmira as the Soaring Eagles dominated to a 25-8 victory. In the third set, Keuka College had a match-high 16 kills and hit .345. However, Elmira College had 11 kills against just two errors for a .450 hitting percentage. The Soaring Eagles won the third set 25-23, taking the match 3-0.

KC Notes:

  • Keuka College remains winless in its three matches against Elmira College
  • The Wolves are 2-4 all-time in season-opening matches

Up Next for Keuka College: The Wolves conclude the Elmira College Invitational on Saturday with a pair of games. Keuka College will open with a match against Thiel College and then close the Invitational with a 3pm match against Cairn University.