Pictured: Eric Kuld led all hitters with 15 kills.
Photo Courtesy: Gil Talbot
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Harvard men's volleyball team played a tight first set but dropped a 3-0 decision to Springfield Tuesday at the Malkin Athletic Center. The Crimson falls to 1-10 on the season with the Pride improves to 12-6 on the year.
The teams stayed close throughout the first set as the opening stanza included 21 ties and 11 lead changes. The Pride utilized clutch serves down the stretch to claim the 37-35 win in the opening frame. Springfield led from wire to wire in the second game to claim a 30-18 set win and the Crimson couldn't hold onto an early set lead in the third, falling by a 30-26 score.
Erik Kuld led all hitters with 15 kills and Matt Jones was close behind with 14 on the game. Nicola Ivica chipped in 12 kills and four block assists while Gil Weintraub collected 41 assists in the loss. Springfield's A.J. Nally recorded 13 kills to lead the visitors and Eric Shoemaker added 24 assists.
The Crimson is back in action March 17 at Rivier in a 7 p.m., matchup.