Women’s Volleyball Nets No. 2 Seed for NEAC’s
October 21, 2012
The Keuka College women’s volleyball team tied the school record for most wins in a season and in the process wrapped up the No. 2 seed in the upcoming North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) postseason tournament after sweeping Penn State-Harrisburg during the final conference match of the season.
The Storm (21-7, 9-2 NEAC) swept Harrisburg (7-21, 1-10) by scores of 25-17, 25-11 and 25-12 Sunday morning in the final of three NEAC crossover competitions at Penn State-Abington.
Junior Paige Golden (Kent, NY/Albion) recorded her 19th double-double of the season with 16 digs and 13 kills with only two errors on 32 attempts (.344 hitting percentage). Sophomore Devan Curtis (San Clemente, CA/San Clemente) added 10 digs and six kills with only one error on 13 attempts (.385 percentage) while junior Rachel Parker (Chaumont, NY/Thousand Islands) added 13 assists and 10 digs as the Storm equaled the 2004 team for most wins in a season.
Sophomore Danielle Alred (Horseheads, NY/Horseheads) added 4 kills, 2.5 blocks and 2 aces while junior Jill Nolan (Johnson City, NY/Maine-Endwell) had 13 assists and four digs for Keuka, which picked up its 15th sweep of the season.
The Storm finished the NEAC portion of the schedule tied for second place with Penn State-Berks (9-2 NEAC), behind only Gallaudet University (11-0). Keuka earned the No. 2 seed on the strength of sweeping Berks 3-0 on Sept. 22 at the first NEAC crossover at SUNY Cobleskill. Both Keuka and Gallaudet earn byes into the semifinals.
Berks earned the No. 3 seed, Lancaster Bible (8-3) earned the No. 4 seed, SUNYIT (7-4) wrapped up the No. 5 seed and Abington (6-5) netted the No. 6 seed. Here is the complete breakdown for the NEAC postseason tournament: SUNYIT and Lancaster Bible square off in one quarterfinal, with Berks and Abington meeting in the other quarterfinal contest. Both of those matches occur Friday, Nov. 2 at top-seeded Gallaudet.
Keuka would face the winner of Berks and Abington in one semifinal and Gallaudet would meet the Lancaster Bible/SUNYIT winner in the second semifinal match on Nov. 3. The winners of those two semifinal matches will square off for the NEAC championship at 3 p.m. on Nov. 3.
The winner of the postseason tournament earns the conference’s automatic qualifier into the NCAA Division III tournament.
The Green and Gold return to action with a non-conference match at Alfred University at 7 p.m. Wednesday night.