CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – On a night when the first-ever Harvard men's volleyball team to win the EIVA Championship received its rings, the 2019 team fell to Penn State, 3-1.
Harvard dropped the first set 25-22 before taking the second 26-24. Late in the second set, the Crimson trailed Penn State 24-21 before going on a 5-0 run to take the set. The run was sparked by first-year Buddy Scott, who served Harvard out of the set. The Crimson would ultimately fall after losing the third and fourth sets, 25-21 and 25-20, respectively.
Leading the way for Harvard was first-year Campbell Schoenfeld, who tallied a career-high 18 kills and seven digs while junior Matthew Ctvrtlik recorded 45 assists on the night. His 45 assists gives him 1,534 career assists, moving him to No. 6 all-time in program history. Sophomore Griffin Schmit totaled 12 kills.
- Matthew Ctvrtlik recorded 45 assists on the night, one short of his career-high, and moved into sixth all-time in assists. He improved his season average to 9.00 assists per set.
- Campbell Schoenfeld posted a career-high in kills with 18. He did so on 33 attempts and a .333 hitting percentage. He now has 13 or more kills in each of his last four matches and in five of his last six. He also now leads the team with 152 kills this season.
- Jason Shen totaled 12 digs – the fifth time this season he's had double-digit digs.
Harvard is back tomorrow night (March 30) for another EIVA match. This time against Saint Francis at 4 p.m., live on ESPN+.