The Wells College women's volleyball team started its 2018 postseason with a four-set home victory over Keuka College on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the Schwartz Athletic Center. Wells won by set scores of 25-15, 25-16, 23-25, 25-19 in the North Eastern Athletic Conference quarterfinal match.
The Express advance to Saturday's NEAC semifinal round. Wells will face Lancaster Bible College at 2:30 p.m. and the match will be played at Morrisville State. In the first semifinal, Morrisville State will face Gallaudet, and that match begins at noon. Sunday's championship match is set for 1 p.m.
Wells came out with a fast start in the first set and took a 12-3 lead, boosted by eight straight points on the serve of Lorissa Parks. Keuka closed to within 15-10, but another four-point run from the Express extended its margin. Wells hit .538 in the set with seven kills and no errors on 13 swings. Rachel Anderson, Jazzmyne Williams, and Lakshmi Martin had two kills each in the set.
The Express won the second set 25-16. Keuka led 9-6 in the early going but an eight-point run on the serve of Jordan Stoops put Wells back in front. Lorissa Parks served three more aces in the second set and Allen had four kills.
Keuka trailed 19-13 in the fourth set before the Wolves won 12 of the next 16 points and took the set 25-23. The Wolves hit .226 in the set on 13 kills and six errors. Wells had seven attack errors in the third set.
Wells closed out the match with a 25-19 win in the fourth set. The set was tied nine different times, including at 17-17. Wells won eight of the final 10 points including kills from five different players in the run.
Wells hit .209 for the match and Keuka hit .081. Wells had an 8-7 advantage in total team blocks. Amanda Springer factored in six of the blocks with one solo block and five block assists. Allen led the Express with 12 kills. Jordan Stoops had 19 assists and Parks had 16 assists. Jazzmyne Williams had nine kills and 16 digs. Nanako Otsuka had 13 digs.