Women’s Volleyball Sweeps at Hartwick Invite
October 13, 2012
The Keuka College women’s volleyball team saw its 11-match winning streak snapped last week at the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) crossover competition, but during Friday night’s Hartwick College Invitational, the Storm started a new streak, defeating SUNY Cobleskill and Utica College.
The Storm (18-4) swept Cobleskill by scores of 25-13, 25-12 and 25-9 before defeating Utica in four sets, losing the first set 26-24 before winning 25-15, 25-14 and 25-10.
Junior Rachel Parker (Chaumont, NY/Thousand Islands) handed out 16 assists with four digs, classmate Paige Golden (Kent, NY/Albion) added 17 digs and nine kills and sophomore Devan Curtis (San Clemente, CA/San Clemente) added 9 digs, 8 kills and a team-most 6 service aces for Keuka.
Sophomore Dani Alred (Horseheads, NY/Horseheads) added 7 kills, 4 digs and 4 aces while freshman Morgan Eberley (Utica, NY/Whitesboro) added five kills for the Storm, which had four players with five or more kills on a .300 hitting percentage or better.
Alred led the way with only one error in 13 attempts (.462 hitting percentage), followed by Curtis, who didn’t have an error in 19 attempts (.421 percentage), Golden, who had two errors in 22 attempts (.318 percentage) and Eberley, who had one error in 13 attempts (.308 percentage).
Junior Jill Nolan (Johnson City, NY/Maine-Endwell) added 13 assists and three service aces as the Storm compiled 14 aces in the sweep, Keuka’s 13th sweep of the year.
In the nightcap, Golden had 18 digs and 14 kills, Curtis added a season-best 24 digs and both Curtis and junior Meg Houlihan (Elysian, MN/Minnesota State) had seven kills in the win over Utica.
Nolan handed out 37 assists, classmate Taylor Smith (Webster, NY/Webster Schroeder) chipped in 19 digs and junior Gina Ferruzza (Penfield, NY/Webster Schroeder) added six kills with two errors on 17 attempts (.235 percentage).
Houlihan had only one error in 15 attempts (.400 percentage) and Curtis had only one error in 21 attempts (.286 percentage) as the Green and Gold once again had a solid performance at the net.
Curtis added four aces and Golden had three aces as the Storm compiled 13 aces in the win over the Pioneers.
On day 2 of the Hartwick Invite, the Storm takes on Lebanon Valley at 11 a.m., followed by host Hartwick at 1 p.m. Saturday.