Men’s Volleyball Season Ends in NEAC Semi-Finals

Brad McKnight (18) led the Wolves with eight kills on Saturday
Brad McKnight (18) led the Wolves with eight kills on Saturday

LANCASTER, Pa. — The Keuka College Men's Volleyball team lost Saturday in the North Eastern Athletic Conference Semi-Finals to hosts and top-ranked Lancaster Bible College in straight sets.

Keuka College (13-13) was led by conference rookie of the year Brad McKnight with eight kills. JP Nery added five kills for the Wolves and Kamren Record added 16 assists in the loss.

#10 Lancaster Bible College 3 vs. Keuka College 0 – 25-17, 25-15, 32-30

After a tight start to the match, the Chargers scored six straight to take a 12-7 lead over Keuka. The Wolves cut the margin to three, but that would be as close as they would make it as Lancaster Bible College took the opening set 25-17.

The second set followed the same script as Lancaster Bible College used a mid-set run to take control as the Chargers took a 2-0 lead in the match with a 25-15 second set victory.

Lancaster Bible College made a run to take a 17-10 lead in the third set, but Keuka College had a response. The Wolves scored 10 of the next 12 points to take a 20-19 lead. A kill by JP Nery let the Wolves serve for the set, but back-to-back kills by Lancaster flipped the advantage to the Chargers. The Wolves would serve for the set two more times in the third set, but the Chargers survived. Conversely, Keuka College survived three match points by Lancaster Bible, however on the fourth attempt, the Chargers hit an aces as Lancaster Bible College won the third set 32-30 to sweep the match.

KC Notes:

  • The Wolves fall to 6-9 against Lancaster Bible College with their sixth straight loss to the Chargers
  • Keuka College is 2-3 all-time in the North Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament
  • Saturday was a rematch of the 2013 NEAC Championship Match where the Wolves defeated the Chargers
  • Brad McKnight finished his freshman year with 203 kills, seventh most in program history