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Harvard Travels to Dartmouth for Re-Match with the Big Green

Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot.

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Story Line
The Crimson travels to Hanover, N.H., Friday night for a rematch against Ivy League foe Dartmouth. First serve is slated for 7 p.m.

Last Time Out
Harvard fell in straight sets, 25-15, 25-22, 23-23, to the Big Green last Friday in its Ancient Eight opener. Sophomore Anne Carroll Ingersoll led the Crimson with 11 kills and three blocks, while sophomore Christine Wu and freshman Taylor Docter paced the team in digs with 12 a piece. Senior Lily Durwood handed out 33 assists.

Scouting the Big Green
Dartmouth sits atop the Ivy League standings with Columbia at 1-0 in conference action. The Big Green, which is 5-6 overall, was led by Megan MacGregor who had a double-double, recording 12 kills and 11 dig. Madeline Baird led both squads with 16 kills and a .441 hitting percentage, while Jessie Hartman added 14 digs.

Baird paces the Big Green in kills with 3.48 per set. Kendall Houston has a team-best 7.54 assists per set, while Amber Bryant’s 3.29 digs per set are a team best.

The Series
Harvard holds a 42-13 lead in the series which dates back to 1981.

Climbing the Ladder
Chelsea Ono Horn’s four service aces against Holy Cross moved her into 10th all-time on the career aces list at Harvard. She has 75 career aces. She is nine away from moving into ninth.

Katherine Kocurek is just five digs away (four to tie) from moving into second on the all-time digs list. She has 1,288 career digs. She need’s 76 digs to take over the program record.

Lily Durwood is just 106 assists away from being the third Harvard player to accumulate 3,000 handouts. She is third on the all-time list with 2,894.

Leaders of the Pack
Anne Carroll Ingersoll leads the league in hitting with a .352 clip. She has 98 kills on 199 attempts. The Rancho Sante Fe, Calif., native is second in blocks with 0.94 per set and also ranks fifth in points (3.80 per set), ninth in kills (2.97) and 10th in service aces (0.27 per set).

Lily Durwood’s 11.0 assists per set against Dartmouth puts her atop the conference standings in league play. She is fourth in the league in all matches played with 9.43 assists.

On the Horizon
Harvard continues play away from home, heading to New York for a weekend series. The Crimson travels to Cornell Oct. 9 (7 p.m.) and Columbia Oct. 10 (4 p.m.).