Women’s Volleyball Sets Wins Record
October 24, 2012
Junior Jill Nolan (Johnson City, NY/Maine-Endwell) handed out 16 assists with 12 digs and sophomore Devan Curtis (San Clemente, CA/San Clemente) added 8 digs, 6 kills and 2 aces as the Keuka College women’s volleyball team swept Alfred University Wednesday night.
Junior Paige Golden (Kent, NY/Albion) added 11 digs and nine kills as the Storm (22-7) set a school record for most wins in a season with their 16th sweep of the season, winning by scores of 25-15, 25-20 and 25-23.
Junior Deliane Lessard (Rochester, NY/Genesee Community College) added eight kills and two blocks while classmate Meg Houlihan (Elysian, MN/Minnesota State) chipped in with 1.5 blocks and five kills with one error in 13 attempts, a .308 hitting percentage, to lead the Green and Gold.
Junior Taylor Smith (Webster, NY/Webster Schroeder) added 11 digs while classmate Rachel Parker (Chaumont, NY/Thousand Islands) had nine assists and two digs for Keuka.
The Green and Gold closes out the regular season with a 1 p.m. home match Saturday afternoon against Morrisville State.
The Storm will be raising money for Operation First Response, a national organization that assists military families in the area. Keuka will be wearing green camouflage jerseys and will be selling green “KC Supports Our Troops” drawstring bags to raise money for military families in and around the Keuka community.
The Storm finished the North Eastern Athletic Conference (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.