Women’s Volleyball Sweeps Alfred University

Senior Danielle Alred had six kills as the Keuka College women's volleyball team swept Alfred University in three sets Wednesday night (photo courtesy of Megan Chase, Keuka College Sports Information department).
Senior Danielle Alred had six kills as the Keuka College women's volleyball team swept Alfred University in three sets Wednesday night (photo courtesy of Megan Chase, Keuka College Sports Information department).

The Keuka College women's volleyball team swept Alfred University in three sets Wednesday in a non-conference clash inside the Weed Physical Arts Center.

Freshman Jadine Buddingh (Hamilton, Ont./Mere Theresa) equaled her career-high with seven kills, and senior Devan Curtis (San Clemente, Calif./San Clemente) added 20 digs with six kills as the Wolfpack (9-11) prevailed by scores of 25-13, 25-23 and 25-22.

It was Curtis' third match with 20 or more digs this year, and she added three aces, while senior Danielle Alred (Horseheads, N.Y./Horseheads) tallied 6 kills with 2 aces and 2 digs, and freshman Katelyn Warren (Elmira Heights, N.Y./Thomas A. Edison) had five kills with four blocks in the sweep. Warren hit .308 after compiling only one error in 13 attacks.

Senior Rachel Parker (Chaumont, N.Y./Thousand Islands) added 14 assists with 8 digs and 3 aces, sophomore Kaitlin Burke (Painted Post, N.Y./Corning West) added 12 digs, and classmate Alissa Walruth (Hammondsport, N.Y./Hammondsport) had seven digs with two aces in the win.

The Wolfpack recorded 11 aces and hit .169 as a team, while holding Alfred (4-21) to a -.020 hitting percentage.

After winning the first set, Keuka fell behind 21-15 in the second set before Walruth served up five straight points to close the gap to 21-20.

An ace from Walruth gave the Wolfpack a 22-21 lead, but Alfred won the next two to seize a 23-22 lead. But Curtis had a kill and Alred hammered home an ace to close out the second, and the Green and Gold went on to complete the sweep.

The Wolfpack travel to Penn State-Berks this weekend for the third and final North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) crossover of the season. Keuka (7-0 NEAC) is tied with Gallaudet for first-place in the NEAC.

The Green and Gold will play Bryn Athyn (Pa.) and host Berks Saturday, and Gallaudet and Penn College on Sunday.



Women's volleyball improves to 9-11 with Wednesday night's three-set sweep of Alfred University. Jadine Buddingh had seven kills, Devan Curtis added 20 digs with six kills, Danielle Alred had six kills, and Katelyn Warren added five kills in the win. Check back for a recap!