AURORA, N.Y. - A day after losing a third set that went to the 35th point the Gallaudet University women's volleyball team was on the winning side of a long third set. The Bison defeated North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) rival Keuka College, 3-0, here Friday evening at the Farenthold Athletic Wing on the campus of Wells College. Gallaudet won the straight set match, 25-14, 25-16, 34-32.
Gallaudet (10-4, 4-0 NEAC) remains perfect in conference play as it enters a pivotal NEAC Crossover Weekend hosted by Wells. The Bison are one of three NEAC teams still undefeated in conference play.
Sophomore Darriyan Thomas (Vallejo, Calif.) recorded a double-double with 12 kills and 17 digs while senior Molly Perkins (Apple Valley, Minn.) added 11 kills in the win. Senior setter TraciAnn Hoglind (Fishers, Ind.) passed out a match-high 41 assists and made eight digs.
Keuka (3-11, 1-3 NEAC) was led by Kaitlin Burke's 15 digs and Alyssa Rex passed out 10 assists, made four digs and served up two aces in the loss.
- Junior Giuletta Maucere (Fishers, Ind.) added seven kills and four blocks (one solo)
- Sophomore Kylene Etkie (Austin, Texas) led the team with two service aces
- Freshman Raelyn Fuechtmann (South St. Paul, Minn.) made a team-high 15 digs
- These two teams met in the NEAC semifinals last year with Gallaudet winning 3-0 en route to its fifth straight NEAC championship
GU will face one of those undefeated conference teams tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 3) as the Bison go up against the Wells Express (8-7, 4-0 NEAC) at 10 a.m. The Bison will close out the weekend with a match against Cazenovia College (4-8, 0-3 NEAC) at noon.