Harvard welcomes Connecticut to the Malkin Athletic Center for its four straight home contest. The Crimson opened the season at home this past weekend with the Harvard Invitational.
Last Time Out
The Crimson fell in its final match at the Harvard Invitational to unbeaten Toledo, 3-1. Harvard won the first set, 25-23, before the Rockets won the next three, 25-11, 25-20, 25-23, to earn the Harvard Invitational title.
Junior Mikaelle Comrie and sophomore Anne Carroll Ingersoll paced the Crimson with 13 and 11 kills, while sophomore Christine Wu registered 25 digs and senior captain Chelsea Ono Horn collected 24. Senior Lily Durwood handed out 34 assists.
Scouting the Huskies
The Huskies enter Tuesday nights contest with a 2-5 mark. Connecticut defeated Long Island, 3-0, and New Hampshire, 3-1, at the UConn Toyota Classic over the weekend.
Jessica Issac and Jordan Kirk earned all-tournament team honors for their effort in UConn's 2-1 on the weekend. Kirk posted 39 kills in the tournament including 20 against UNH, while Issac has 59 digs, including 22 digs versus Long Island.
UConn holds a 12-3 lead in the all-time series with the Crimson. The Huskies have won eight in a row against Harvard. The two teams have not played since 2005, which was the first contest in five years after meeting four times in a five-year span in the 1990's.
Christine Wu and Mikaelle Comrie earned all-tournament honors at the Harvard Invitational. Comrie averaged 2.85 kills per set, while Wu averaged 5.38 digs per set and 0.54 aces per set.
Other Statistical Leader
Anne Carroll Ingersoll leads the Crimson in hitting with a .296 clip and blocks with 11 (0.85 per set). Lily Durwood paces the team in assists with 128 total (9.85 per set).
Four freshmen saw playing time this weekend. Newcomer Taylor Docter saw the most action, playing in all 13 sets. She made quite a debut Friday night leading the Crimson with18 kills. The next morning, she added 14 in a win against Stony Brook. She is tied with Comrie for the team lead in kills per game with 2.85. Beth Kinsella, Jennifer Martin and Olivia Staffon also made it onto the court.
Shannon Farrell, Harvard’s coaching assistant will coach against her younger sister, Devon, tonight. Devon is an outside hitter for the Huskies. Shannon Farrell, Harvard’s coaching assistant will coach against her younger sister, Devon, tonight. Devon is an outside hitter for the Huskies.
The Crimson travels to Texas for the Rice Tournament this weekend. Harvard will take on No. 23 Wichita State Friday and thne meet host Rice and South Carolina on Saturda.