Keuka College Aces Tri-Match

Emmett O'Brien (15) posted 4 aces against Bard on Saturday
Emmett O'Brien (15) posted 4 aces against Bard on Saturday

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — The Keuka College Men's Volleyball team won a pair of matches at the Wilkes University tri-match on Sunday.

Keuka College (2-4) swept both matches of the day, defeating Bard College and Wilkes University.

Keuka College 3 vs. Bard College 0 – 25-12, 25-15, 25-14

The Green and Gold got off to a near-perfect start on Sunday. Keuka had 13 kills and did not commit an error in the first set. The Wolves followed that up with a 14-kill performance in the second set as Keuka took a 2-0 lead over the Raptors.

Keuka College closed it out in the third. Bard rallied to make it a two-point game at 14-12, but the Wolves reestablished their lead. Keuka would score the final seven points of the match to win the third 25-14, sweeping Bard.

Lead Wolf: Marcus Davic led the Keuka offense with 11 kills against Bard. The senior set a new career-high in kills and posted the third-best hitting percentage in a three-set match in program history.

Keuka College 3 at Wilkes University – 25-19, 25-14, 25-20

Keuka College once again got out to a fast start as the Wolves opened a 7-1 lead over the host Colonels. Solomon Shabazz recorded a solo block to close the first set at 25-19 in favor of the Wolves.

The Wolves continued the trend of fast starts as they took an 11-1 lead to start the second. Keuka continued onto the 25-14 second set victory to take a 2-0 lead in the match.

The third set was closer, but the Wolves led most of the way. Wilkes made a late run, but Brad McKnight got a kill to close the third set at 25-20, sweeping the match.

Lead Wolf: While McKnight led the Wolves with 11 kills, it was Kamren Record who led the Keuka offense. The junior posted a season-high 33 assists to pace the Wolf attack.

KC Notes:

  • Keuka College improves to 4-1 all-time against Bard and 3-0 against Wilkes College
  • The Wolves are a perfect 6-0 in their three trips to Wilkes to play in their tri-match
  • Kamren Record moved to second on the Keuka College career assists list. The junior now has 963 over his three seasons at Keuka
  • Brad McKnight combined for 17 kills on the day, passing Devin Lesch for ninth on the career list at Keuka
  • As a team, the Wolves combined for 26 aces in the two matches. Keuka hit 15 aces against Bard, tied for third most in a match in program history

Up Next for Keuka College: The Wolves have a week to prepare to open North Eastern Athletic Conference play. Keuka College will play their first home game and first conference game of the year next Saturday as the Wolves host SUNY Poly on Saturday. Keuka will then close the weekend with a match against St. Elizabeth on Sunday.