ALTOONA, Pa. — The Keuka College Men's Volleyball team lost both matches in a tri-match at Penn St.-Altoona on Saturday.
Keuka College (2-2) won the opening set against Geneva College, but lost to the Golden Tornadoes in four sets. The Wolves were then swept by Penn St.-Altoona to close the day.
Geneva College 3 vs. Keuka College 1 – 20-25, 25-21, 25-21, 25-19
The Wolves jumped out to an early lead on Saturday behind an offensively strong opening set. Keuka College had 15 kills against just three errors in the opening frame. A kill by Brad McKnight capped the set as the Wolves won it 25-20.
Fortunes would flip for the Wolves in the final three sets. After Geneva had six errors in the first set, the Golden Tornadoes committed just eight total in the last three sets. On the other side of the floor, Keuka College committed 18 errors in the last three sets as the Wolves lost their opening match on Saturday 3-1 to Geneva College.
Lead Wolves: Keuka College featured a balanced offensive attack with four players registering double-digit kills. Brad McKnight led the way with 13 kills. Christian Nickerson followed with 12. JP Nery finished with 11 kills and Gavin Record added 10 for the Wolves.
Penn St.-Altoona 3 vs. Keuka College 0 – 25-21, 25-12, 26-24
The Lions took the early lead despite the Wolves recording 12 kills in the opening frame. Altoona bettered that mark with 14 in the first set as they topped the Wolves 25-21. Altoona then dominated the second set, defeating Keuka College 25-12.
The Wolves led most of the way in the third set before a late run by Penn St.-Altoona narrowed the set. Keuka College survived a match point to tie the third at 24-24, but the Lions converted the next two points to sweep the match against Keuka.
Lead Wolf: Kamren Record did a good job facilitating the Keuka College attack. The sophomore setter assisted on 21 of Keuka's 25 kills against the Lions.
- Saturday was the first ever match for Keuka College against Geneva College
- It was the fifth straight loss for Keuka College against Penn St.-Altoona. The Wolves are winless against the Lions on their home floor and 3-7 overall
- Christian Nickerson tied his career-high with 12 kills against Geneva College
- Sophomore Gavin Record surpassed 100 kills for his career
- Kamren Record moved to fifth on the Keuka College career assists list
Up Next for Keuka College: The Wolves remain on the road on Tuesday with a tough test at Nazareth College. It will be the fifth all-time meeting between the Wolves and Golden Flyers with Keuka College still in search of their first victory.