CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's volleyball team defeated Mount Olive (7-5, 3-0 Conference Carolinas) to move to 7-2 (1-0 EIVA) on the season. The Crimson defeated the Trojans in straight sets, winning by set scores of 25-23, 25-22 and 25-13.
Offensively, junior Griffin Schmit tallied the most kills on the day with 12, followed closely by sophomore Eric Li with 11. Schmit also had the second-highest hitting percentage with .579, while first-year Ethan Smith totaled a .429 hitting percentage, with four kills on seven attacks. Li and fellow sophomore Campbell Schoenfeld also had a hitting percentage above .300.
Defensively, Schmit also led the teams in digs with nine, while Ctvrtlik had eight and senior captain Chase Howard had seven. First-year Ethan McCrary totaled a career-high six block assists. Schoenfeld recorded four blocks in the match, one solo and three block assists.
- Sophomore Ryan Hong earned a perfect 1.000 hitting percentage, totaling two kills on two attacks.
- The team totaled a .395 hitting percentage.
- Schmit only had one attacking error in the match.
- On eight digs, Ctvrtlik only totaled one receiving error.
The Crimson will travel to George Mason for back-to-back contests on Feb. 14 and 15. Friday's match will begin at 7 p.m., while Saturday's is set to start at 3 p.m.