Women’s Volleyball Sweeps NEAC Matches at Penn College

Abby Anderson (7) had five blocks in each of the matches on Saturday
Abby Anderson (7) had five blocks in each of the matches on Saturday

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The Keuka College Women's Volleyball team won both of their North Eastern Athletic Conference matches on Saturday at Penn College.

Keuka College (7-16, 4-6 NEAC) opened with a four-set victory over Penn St.-Berks. The Wolves then closed the day with a three-set sweep of the host Wildcats.

Keuka College 3 vs. Penn St.-Berks 1 – 17-25, 25-22, 25-19, 25-17

The Wolves fell behind early in the first set and dropped the opener to the Nittany Lions 25-17.

Keuka College responded in the second. Keuka College trailed 19-22 in the second, but the Wolves would score six straight. The run was capped by a kill by Erika Shepard as Keuka College took the second 25-22 to level the match.

The Green and Gold rode the momentum as they jumped out to a 10-3 lead. Berks rallied to tie the set at 19-19, but the Wolves went on another run. Once again, Keuka College scored the final six points to win the set 25-19. Abby Anderson capped the set with an ace for the Wolves.

The fourth set would not need a dramatic rally at the end. Keuka College led throughout the set. The Wolves closed it out 25-17 in the fourth to win the match 3-1.

Lead Wolf: The Wolves leaned on their defense against Penn St.-Berks. Keuka College had six different players record double-digit digs, led by Ericka Carlson with 22.

Keuka College 3 at Penn College 0 – 25-15, 25-17, 25-15

Penn College won the first four points of the match, but Keuka quickly erased that deficit with four straight of their own. Keuka College led by seven midway through the set, but closed with five straight points to push the margin to 10, 25-15.

The second set was tight until the Wolves went on a run midway through the second set. Keuka led by as many as nine in the frame. Lillian Mueller put the set away with a kill as the Wolves won 25-17, push a 2-0 lead in the match.

The Wolves saw the match out in the third set. Back-to-back kills by Grace Allen put the game away, winning the third set 25-15, sweeping the match.

Lead Wolf: Grace Allen paced the Green and Gold attack with 10 kills against Penn College.

KC Notes:

  • Keuka College improves to 12-7 all-time against Penn St.-Berks and 6-0 against Penn College
  • The Wolves have only dropped one set in their six matches against Penn College
  • Abby Anderson recorded five blocks in each match on Saturday
  • Grace Allen surpassed 300 digs for her career
  • Delaney Yorks led the Wolves in assists in both matches, combining for 37 on Saturday

Up Next for Keuka College: Keuka College will continue to battle for a North Eastern Athletic Conference playoff spot with their final conference match on Wednesday. The Wolves will travel to Marcy, N.Y. to take on SUNY Poly at 7pm.