Men’s Volleyball Rally Cut Short Against Princeton, 3-2

 Trevor Dow registered eight blocks against the Tigers (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sophomore Trevor Dow recorded career high blocks with one solo block and seven block assists, but the Harvard men's volleyball team (4-6, 2-3 EIVA) fell in five sets to Princeton (6-6, 4-1 EIVA) inside Malkin Athletic Center. The Tigers won by set scores of 25-20, 25-20, 20-25, 17-25, and 15-10.

Senior Casey White notched a career-high 16 kills, while also adding seven digs to take second place in the Harvard record book. Freshman Erik Johnsson added 10 kills and seven digs, and freshman Matthew Ctvrtlik notched 26 assists.
The Crimson forced a decisive fifth set by holding a five-point advantage throughout the fourth frame. White split Princeton's defense with four kills, while two blocks from Trevor held the Tigers to a .120 attack percentage.
In the fifth set, Harvard and Princeton traded points, with neither team leading by more than one through the first 12 points. Princeton finally started to pull away late, taking the final set 15-10.
Princeton and Harvard were neck and neck during the first set, when a block from Junior Oboh and Parker Dixon gave the Tiger a 17-15 advantage. The Tigers would extend their lead to five points at the conclusion of the first set with a block from Parker Dixon, Greg Luck and George Huhmann.
Despite three kills each from White and Moore, the Crimson were unable to connect during the second set, tallying 10 kills and two service errors.
Harvard jumped out to a 9-5 lead in the third set, led by Matthew Crvrtlik with one kill and three assists. Leading the Tigers by three, Trevor Dow stepped up for the Crimson, notching two kills and two blocks in the remaining points. Erik Johnsson capped off the fourth set for the Crimson with a kill from Ctrvrtlik.   
Harvard will continue on in EIVA play, hosting NJIT Feb. 25 at 4 p.m. The game will be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network.
To watch the full game, please see the Ivy League Digital Network.