Women's Volleyball Falters at Dartmouth, 3-2

Women's Volleyball Falters at Dartmouth, 3-2

The Crimson's win streak came to a close Friday at Dartmouth (Gil Talbot).

HANOVER, N.H. – The Harvard women's volleyball team had its four-match win streak snapped Friday night with a 3-2 loss at Dartmouth. The Big Green took the match by set scores of 25-23, 25-17, 21-25, 24-26 and 10-15.

Four Crimson scored double-digit kills led by Kathleen Wallace's career-high 17. Caroline Walters and Grace Weghorst added 12 apiece, with Corinne Bain notching her 10th double-double of the year on 10 kills, 30 assists and nine digs.

Hannah Schmidt also notched a double-double with 25 assists and 10 digs. Kristen Casey turned in a career-high 25 digs to pace the defense.

Dartmouth (10-10, 3-5 Ivy League) received 17 kills from Emily Astarita and 16 kills from Paige Caridi. Stacey Benton dished out 41 assists to lead the Big Green to a .212 hitting percentage.

Dartmouth raced out to an 11-6 lead in the first set and fought off a late run by Harvard (10-7, 5-3 Ivy League) which evened the score at 21 following kills by Bain and Weghorst. The Big Green scored the next two points and recorded set point, 25-23, on a block by Molly Kornfeind and Kaira Lujan.

The Crimson kept close in the second set but fell behind thanks to a 6-0 Dartmouth run, 22-16. The Big Green scored the final three points to take the frame, 25-17.

Harvard came from behind in the third and used a 6-0 stretch of its own to gain a 15-10 margin. The run began and ended with Weghorst kills, and included three aces by Walters. A block by Weghorst and Caroline Holte gave the Crimson the victory, 25-21.

Harvard came from behind again in the fourth, turning a 13-9 deficit into a 26-24 win. The Crimson eventually evened the score at 21 on a Bain ace, and took its first lead on a Wallace kill, 23-22. Kills by Cooney and Walters put the set away, 26-24.

It was all Dartmouth in the final frame as the Big Green opened an 8-2 advantage. Harvard pulled within three, 13-10, but could complete its third straight comeback and fell, 15-10.

The Crimson returns home next weekend to begin a four-match homestand. Harvard will first welcome Brown Friday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m., and will take on Yale Saturday, Nov. 2, at 5 p.m.