KEUKA PARK, N.Y. — The Keuka College Men's Volleyball team lost to Nazareth College 3-1 on Wednesday night at the JMW Recreation and Athletics Center.
Nazareth College 3 at Keuka College 1 – 25-13, 24-26, 25-23, 25-23
It was a tight opening set between the Golden Flyers and the Wolves. The match was tied 10 times to get to a 10-10 score. Nazareth created separation from Keuka midway through the set and carried it throughout. The Golden Flyers scored 15 of the final 18 points to win the first set 25-13.
A block by Solomon Shabazz and Kamren Record gave the Wolves a 6-4 lead to start the second set. The Wolves extended their lead. An ace from Marcus Davic gave the Green and Gold a 14-9 advantage. The Golden Flyers would come back to tie the second at 15-15. The second would come down to the final points. In the end, Marcus Davic delivered a kill for the Wolves to end the set at 26-24 and drawing the match level.
The Green and Gold took a quick 7-1 lead thanks in part to a pair of aces by Brad McKnight. Nazareth would come back and take a 13-11 lead over the Wolves. The Wolves would tie the set multiple times and take a lead on a kill by McKnight to make it 19-18. Another kill my McKnight would later give Keuka the advantage again at 22-21. However, the Golden Flyers responded to close out the third set 25-23, taking a 2-1 lead in the match.
Nazareth College took cue from Keuka in the third set as the Golden Flyers opened the fourth with a 7-1 advantage. Keuka would cut the Nazareth lead down to one multiple times, but they were unable to draw the set level until a kill by Emmett O'Brien made it 17-17. The set would be tied many times down the stretch, last being knotted up at 23-23. Nazareth College pulled out the final two points to win the fourth set 25-23 and the match 3-1.
- Keuka College falls to 0-6 all-time to Nazareth College.
- It was the second time the Wolves and Golden Flyers played to four sets. The first time was the first match and only other time that Nazareth travelled to Keuka Park
- Joining Kamren Record with five blocks in the match was Emmett O'Brien. Overall, the Wolves had 11 blocks in the match
- Marcus Davic added a pair of blocks to move to tenth on the career blocks list at Keuka College
Up Next for Keuka College: The Wolves have a break before returning to the court in March. Keuka College will next be in action on Friday, March 6 as the Wolves host Randolph-Macon College to open the Keuka College Invitational.