Keuka College Swept in Conference Crossover

Emily Cottrell (10) tied her career-high with 23 digs against Penn St.-Berks
Emily Cottrell (10) tied her career-high with 23 digs against Penn St.-Berks

LANCASTER, Pa. – The Keuka College Women's Volleyball team dropped a pair of matches on Saturday in a North Eastern Athletic Conference Crossover at Lancaster Bible College.

Keuka College (5-14, 3-4 NEAC) lost the opener to Lancaster Bible College in straight sets and then fell to Penn St.-Berks later in the afternoon in four sets.

Lauren Moelbert led the Wolves with 24 kills on the day. Alyssa Rex finished with 57 assists and Emily Cottrell had 33 digs on the day.

Lancaster Bible College 3 (25, 25, 25) vs. Keuka College 0 (19, 18, 18)

Keuka College opened strong against the Chargers, building a 14-11 lead in the first set following a kill by Lauren Moelbert. Lancaster Bible College responded with seven straight points to take the lead in the set. Keuka would be able to cut the margin to one, but it was not enough as the Chargers won the opener 25-19.

The second set was closely played, but a late five point run by Lancaster created separation in the score. They would win the second 25-18, taking a 2-0 lead in the match.

Lancaster Bible College closed out the match with a 25-18 victory in the third set, winning the match 3-0.

Lead Wolf: Junior Alyssa Rex had a good match setting up the Keuka College offense. She had 24 assists on the Wolves' 28 total kills. She has had 20 assists or more in four straight matches.

Penn St.-Berks 3 (25, 22, 25, 25) vs. Keuka College 1 (17, 25, 15, 11)

Keuka College took an early 7-4 lead, but the Nittany Lions scored 10 of the next 11 points to take a 14-8 lead. Penn St.-Berks continued on to win the first set 25-17.

Berks took an early lead in the second set but Keuka College battled to stay in it. The Green and Gold used multiple small runs to take a lead in the frame. A kill by Katelyn Warren capped the set as Keuka College leveled the match at 1-1 with a 25-22 second set victory.

The Wolves fell behind 7-0 to start the third set and they would play from behind for the duration of the set. Penn St.-Berks won the third 25-15, taking a 2-1 lead in the match.

The Nittany Lions closed it out in the third. They took a 5-0 lead over Keuka College and did not look back, defeating the Wolves 25-11 and winning the match 3-1.

Lead Wolf: Lauren Moelbert led the Green and Gold with 16 kills on Saturday. Her performance against the Nittany Lions set a new season-high for the junior.

KC Notes:

  • Despite the loses, Keuka College remains ahead in the all-time series against both the Chargers and the Nittany Lions. Keuka College is now 6-3 all-time against Lancaster Bible College and 10-7 against Penn St.-Berks.
  • The Wolves had 72 digs as a team against Penn St.-Berks, the second most in a match this season
  • Emily Cottrell tied her career-high with 23 digs against Penn St.-Berks

Coming up for Keuka College: The Wolves return home on Wednesday, October 18, hosting Cazenovia College at 7pm in the JMW Recreation and Athletics Center. The Green and Gold defeated Cazenovia in straight sets last season and have not lost to the Wildcats since the 1997 season.