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Men's Volleyball Continues Home Stand, Hosts Emmanuel Tuesday Night

Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot.

The Particulars
Harvard hosts Emmanuel College in a non-conference match Tuesday, March 30 at 7 p.m. at the Malkin Athletic Center.

Last Time Out
Harvard posted a 3-1 victory over New York University Saturday evening at the Malkin Athletic Center. The teams split the first two sets, with each team picking up a 30-28 win.

In the third set, the Crimson rallied from a late six-point deficit to claim the set (31-29) and used the momentum to clinch the match in the fourth set (30-22).

Senior Erik Kuld posted a match-high 26 kills on 43 total attacks, good for a season-high .488 hitting percentage. He also tallied 10 digs. Sophomore Matt Jones recorded 22 kills and eight digs in the match. Freshman Rob Lothman dished out 61 assists on the night.

Scouting the Crimson
Harvard stands 3-12 on the season and 3-1 in EIVA Hay Division play.

Senior Erik Kuld paces the team with 3.87 kills per set while sophomore Matt Jones adds 3.69 kills per set. Freshman Rob Lothman is dishing out 7.85 assists per set and senior Gil Weintraub is handing out 6.88 assists per set. On the defensive side, Jones leads the Crimson with 1.81 digs per set and sophomore Nicola Ivica is registering 0.98 blocks per set.

Scouting The Saints
Emmanuel holds a 26-9 record with an 11-1 mark in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference. Most recently, the Saints played in the GNAC Tournament and defeated Lasell College, 3-1, in the first round before falling to Rivier, 3-0.

Curtis Abraham paces the team with 4.06 kills per set while Tyson Rietz adds 3.15 kills per set. Taylor Lowe is handing out 7.17 assists per set. Defensively, Michael Townsend and Reitz lead the team in digs with 2.12 and 1.71, respectively. Thomas McCaffrey is recording .98 blocks per set.

On the Horizon
With sole possession of second place in the Hay Division, Harvard is looking ahead to the EIVA Conference Playoffs. The quarterfinal round will take place Saturday, April 24.

On the Bench
Head coach Brian Baise, a 1995 graduate of Princeton, is in his second season at Harvard. He brings a 14-19 overall record into today’s match.