Women's Volleyball Falls to Northeastern and Boston College

Women's Volleyball Falls to Northeastern and Boston College

The Crimson dropped a pair of straight set matches Saturday (OAC).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's volleyball team lost a pair of matches Saturday on the second day of the New England Challenge, falling to both Northeastern and Boston College in straight sets.

Kathleen Wallace led the Crimson (2-7) attack with 16 kills on the day. The freshman added seven digs and three block assists. Erin Cooney turned in 14 kills while Caroline Walters totaled 12 kills and five block assists. Beth Kinsella carried the load at setter, recording 30 assists and 10 digs.

Northeastern (10-3) took the first match by set scores of 25-17, 25-21 and 25-17. Wallace tallied a team-high seven kills and notched five digs on the defensive side of the net while Cooney recorded six kills, three digs and two block assists. The Huskies, meanwhile, were paced by Nicole Bishop and Janelle Tucker who each turned in nine kills while hitting over .400.

Boston College (7-6) also won in straight sets, earning the victory by scores of 25-18, 25-19 and 25-17. Hannah Schmidt notched her first career double-double in the loss with 10 assists and 10 digs. Cooney and Wallace were again featured in the offense, registering eight kills apiece. Katty Workman carried the load for the Eagles with 16 kills while Courtney Castle added 14.

Harvard will return to action Tuesday, Sept. 18 at New Hampshire. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m.