Men’s Volleyball Falls at Penn St.-Altoona

Men’s Volleyball Falls at Penn St.-Altoona

ALTOONA, Pa. — The Keuka College Men's Volleyball team lost on Saturday at Penn St.-Altoona in four sets in a North Eastern Athletic Conference match.

Connor Gail led Keuka College (4-12) with 13 kills. JP Nery was right behind him with 12 kills in the match. Chris Corcoran had a double-double for Keuka with 37 assists and 12 digs. Leading Keuka College in digs was Nick Cantando with 15 in the match.

Penn St.-Altoona 3 vs. Keuka College 1 – 25-12, 25-18, 31-33, 25-13

The Nittany Lions jumped out to a quick 10-2 lead over the Wolves in the first set and carried that to a 25-12 first set victory.

In a close second match, Keuka tied it at 9-9 on an ace by Alex Boglev. The Nittany Lions would take a two-point lead at 17-15. They took that and scored eight of the final 11 points of the set to win the second 25-18.

The third set was one of the longest sets in program history. The Wolves got a kill from Connor Gail on match-point to make it 25-25 and force extra points. The Wolves had their chance to close it out but were unable to convert three opportunities to close it out. The Wolves got a forth chance at 32-31 and did not let the opportunity slip. An ace by Chris Corcoran gave the Wolves a 33-31 victory to extend the match.

Penn St.-Altoona took an early lead in the fourth set and did not let it slip. The Nittany Lions closed it out with five straight points to win the fourth set 25-13, winning the match 3-1.

KC Notes:

  • The Wolves are 3-6 all-time against Penn St.-Altoona. The Nittany Lions have won the last four meetings
  • Nick Cantando passed Spencer Avery '17 for sixth all-time on the career digs list
  • The ace to win the third set was the 47th of Chris Corcoran's career. He is now third in career aces at Keuka College

Up Next for Keuka College: The Wolves face Wilson College on Sunday in a North Eastern Athletic Conference match. The Phoenix defeated Keuka College 3-1 earlier in the season in a non-conference match at Bard College.