Wolves Upended at Home Against Wells

Lauren Kuipers (5) had two of Keuka's 12 aces on Tuesday -- Photo by Rohel Duncan
Lauren Kuipers (5) had two of Keuka's 12 aces on Tuesday -- Photo by Rohel Duncan

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. — The Keuka College Women's Volleyball team lost their North Eastern Athletic Conference opener on Tuesday to Wells College 3-1 at the JMW Recreation and Athletics Center.

Keuka College (4-6, 0-1 NEAC) was led by Lauren Moelbert with 14 kills. Alyssa Rex finished with a team-high 37 assists and four aces. A trio of Wolves all recorded 11 digs in the match. Lauren Kuipers, Emily Cottrell, and Brooke Buck each tied for the team lead in digs.

Wells College 3 at Keuka College 1 – 22-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-22

The Wolves used an early run of points to take a 12-7 lead over Wells College. The Express shrank but Keuka never surrendered the lead. A kill by Grace Allen ended the set in Keuka College's favor, 25-22.

Keuka College would once again take a lead in the set. Wells bounced back to tie the set at 16-16 and took a 20-16 lead over the Wolves. Keuka College committed 12 errors in the set as Wells College levelled the match at 1-1 with a 25-21 second set victory.

The Keuka College offense struggled to get rolling again in the third. The Wolves committed a match-high 13 errors in the frame as Wells took a 2-1 lead in the match.

The Wolves came out fighting in the fourth. An ace by Alyssa Rex gave Keuka a 10-5 lead and led to a Wells timeout. The Green and Gold would fight off Wells college to maintain the lead at 20-18. The Express would not go away. Wells scored seven of the final nine points to win the fourth set 25-22, defeating Keuka College 3-1 on Tuesday.

KC Notes:

  • Wells levelled the all-time series with Keuka College. The Express have won five straight, however, against the Wolves
  • Keuka College committed 49 errors in the match, the most dating back to the 2011 season
  • Brooke Buck surpassed 100 digs in her career
  • Emily Cottrell has now played in 300 sets in her career

Up Next for Keuka College: There will be no rest for the Wolves as Keuka College gets right back into action on Wednesday. Keuka College will travel to SUNY Cobleskill to face the Fighting Tigers in an NEAC match. The Wolves are a perfect 17-0 when facing SUNY Cobleskill.