Buffalo, NY – The D'Youville men's volleyball team ended their 2017 season in winning fashion, taking down the Keuka Wolfpack Sunday afternoon by the final score of 3-2.
After the first set was tied at 7-7, the Spartans began to pull away as they led 15-12 over Keuka. Their lead increased to six at 21-15, but the Wolfpack came back to within three of the Spartan's lead. Despite closing the gap, Keuka was unable to come all the way back as D'Youville took the first set 25-21.
The Spartans led again in the second set 15-12, but the Wolfpack tied it up at 17-17. Keuka then went on an 8-2 scoring run to finish out the set 25-19, evening the score at 1-1.
Keuka took the lead early in the third set at 9-6 before D'Youville took over the lead at 12-11. Back up 18-15, the Wolfpack would then give up the lead again as the Spartans went ahead 19-18. The two teams traded points until they were tied at 22-22, but D'Youville would score the final three points of the set to win 25-22 and taking a 2-1 lead in the match.
Keuka had the advantage early in the match and didn't lose it until the score was tied 16-16. After that, the Spartans were not able to get ahead of the Wolfpack as they went down 22-18 and would eventually lose the set 25-21, tying the match 2-2 and forcing the match to a fifth set.
The fifth started off with Keuka taking complete control. They built a 6-2 lead and improved it to 10-6, but D'Youville was not out of the match yet. The Spartans came back to tie the set at 11-11 and then took the lead at 13-12. D'Youville would go on to score the two final two points of the match, winning the fifth set 15-13 and the match 3-2.
In his final game as a Spartan, Collin McMahon (Grand Island, NY/Grand Island) led the team with four service aces, 49 assists and 15 digs for a double-double. Logan Krass (Oswego, NY/Oswego) led the team with 18 kills, his season high. Zach Bochacki (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) chipped in 13 digs to go with eight kills and three blocks.
Pat Stroh (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) added 16 kills and three digs. Ryan Kilijanski (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) had nine kills and seven digs, with Chance MacDowell (Bloomfield, NY/Bloomfield) chipping in with two digs. Karl Jauch (Lockport, NY/Starpoint) had four digs, three kills and a service ace in the match.