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Harvard Women's Volleyball Falls in Four at Dartmouth

Three Crimson recorded double-digit kills as Harvard fell 3-1 at Dartmouth (Gil Talbot).

HANOVER, N.H. – Kristen Casey, Sandra Lynne Fryhofer and Teresa Skelly each notched double-digit kills but it was not enough to overcome a game Dartmouth squad as the women's volleyball team dropped a 3-1 decision Saturday night.

Casey turned in 13 kills and 10 digs for her sixth double-double of the year while Fryhofer and Skelly each notched 11 kills. Natalie Doyle also registered a double-double with 44 assists and 12 digs, her fifth on the season. Christine Wu tallied a match-high 26 digs to lead the defensive efforts with Fryhofer notching three blocks, including two solo.

Harvard (10-8, 3-5 Ivy League) held an 11-7 lead in the first set before a 7-1 stretch by the Big Green made it 14-12 in favor of Dartmouth (12-7, 4-4 Ivy League). The Big Green used a 4-0 run to stretch its lead to 20-15 and recorded set point, 25-22, on a Crimson error.

Harvard fought back from an 11-6 deficit in the second set and capped off a 9-2 run to take a 15-13 advantage following a block by Fryhofer and Olivia Staffon kill. Tied at 18, Dartmouth scored consecutive points for a 20-18 lead and held off the Crimson down the stretch for a 25-23 victory.

The Crimson rebounded in the third set and held an 11-5 lead after a 7-0 stretch. Skelly recorded back-to-back kills to spark the run and capped it off with a third. The Big Green pulled to within two, 13-11, but would get no closer as Harvard rolled to the 25-19 win.

Dartmouth pulled away from Harvard early in the fourth set en route to match point, 25-15.

Madeline Baird scored 21 kills to lead the Big Green offense while Meghan Cooney notched 17. Both Baird and Cooney recorded a double-double on the night with 16 digs and 13 digs, respectively. Alissa Santa Maria also turned in a double-double with 45 assists and 11 digs.

Harvard returns home for a pair of Ivy League matches beginning Oct. 28 versus Penn at 7:00 p.m. The Crimson will then face Princeton on Oct. 29 at 5:00 p.m.