Harvard picked up its third win of 2015 against the Battlers (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's volleyball team made quick work of Alderson Broaddus, eliminating its opponent in straight sets, 3-0. The victory came by set scores of 25-13, 25-21, and 25-17.
Casey White neared a double-double for the Crimson (3-3) with a team-high nine kills and 13 digs in the match. Caleb Zimmick contributed eight kills in the win, while DJ White and Riley Moore had five apiece. Nick Bendell dished 28 assists to go with six digs and three kills in his third start of the year.
Harvard limited Alderson Broaddus (2-1) to a .023 hitting percentage in the match. Six different Crimson student-athletes recorded a block for the Harvard defense, including two from Moore, Bendell, Casey White and Brad Gretsch.
DJ White led the Harvard offense in the first game with five kills and three digs to help the Crimson spring out to an early lead. Harvard scored the first four points of the set, and strung together a run of five-straight to extend the advantage to 12-4. A pair of scores from Bendell sparked an additional five-point run later in the period, which ended with Harvard on top, 25-13.
The Crimson and Battlers traded leads for the first half of the second stanza, with neither team holding more than a three-point advantage. With the Battlers leading 16-15, Harvard scored seven-consecutive points to gain a six-point lead. Branden Clemens, Casey White and Alec Schlossman all recorded timely kills during the run. Schlossman ended the set moments later with a kill to put the Crimson ahead, 2-0.
With the score knotted at six apiece in the third set, Harvard burst out a string of seven-straight points to gain a 13-6 advantage. The Crimson maintained the lead throughout the third set, with Moore recording the final pair of kills to end the set, 25-17, and send Harvard to its third victory of the season.
Harvard concludes its five-match homestand at the Malkin Athletic Center on Tuesday, February 3 against MIT. The match will be live on the Ivy League Digital Network, with first serve scheduled for 7 p.m.