Wolves Prevail over Wildcats in Four Sets

Kelsie Allen had a career-high 13 kills on Saturday
Kelsie Allen had a career-high 13 kills on Saturday

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. — The Keuka College Women's Volleyball team defeated Cazenovia College in four sets at the JMW Recreation and Athletics Center on Saturday.

Keuka College (5-9, 2-1 NEAC) was led by a career-high 13 kills by Kelsie Allen. The defensive effort was strong for the Wolves as well with Ericka Carlson and Erika Shepard each set new career-highs for digs, totaling 24 and 20, respectively.

Keuka College 3 vs. Cazenovia College 1 – 25-19, 25-21, 21-25, 25-20

Cazenovia College took the early lead, but the Wolves rallied to level the set at 5-5. The Wildcats would continue to convert their opportunities as they built a 14-8 lead, forcing Keuka into a timeout. The break served the Wolves well as Keuka would go on a run, tying the set at 15-15 and leading to a Cazenovia timeout. The Wolves continued to push on the serve of Ericka Carlson. The Green and Gold closed the set on a Kelsie Allen kill to win the first set 25-19.

The second set was tight as the two teams would be tied six times during the set. Keuka College created separation as Lauren Kuipers hit back-to-back aces to make it 19-16. Grace Allen gave the Wolves a 2-0 lead in the match as her kill ended the second set 25-21 in favor of the Wolves.

The Wolves held the lead in the third set early and looked to close out the match. However, Cazenovia battled back to tie the set and take the lead. The Wildcats had 11 kills against just three errors in the frame. Keuka College topped that with 12 kills in the third, but the Wolves also had 10 errors as Cazenovia won the third 25-21 force a fourth set.

Keuka College saved their best offensive set for the fourth set. The Wolves had 15 of their 25 points by the kill as the Wolves won the fourth 25-20 to win the match.

KC Notes:

  • In a series that started in 1977, Keuka College improves to 48-4 all-time against Cazenovia College
  • The Wolves have won the last 46 matches against Cazenovia and are a perfect 26-0 in NEAC matches
  • Saturday was the first dropped set for the Wolves against Cazenovia since the 2009 season
  • The Wolves totaled 50 assists and 106 digs, but ranking in the top ten in school history for a four-set match
  • Camryn Marcus set a new career-high with 21 assists. Delaney Yorks led with Wolves with 25 assists on Saturday
  • Freshman Tionna Moss set a new career-high with seven kills in the match

Up Next for Keuka College: The Wolves will now prepare for a midweek match against two-time defending North Eastern Athletic Conference champions, Morrisville State. The Wolves will play at the Mustangs on Wednesday night.