Women's Volleyball Falls to N.C. State in Benson Hospitality Invitational Opener

Women's Volleyball Falls to N.C. State in Benson Hospitality Invitational Opener

Bain recorded a double-double in the Crimson's first match at the Benson Hospitality Invitational (Gil Talbot).

ATHENS, Ga. – The Harvard women's volleyball team dropped a hard fought four-set match to North Carolina State on Friday to open play at the Benson Hospitality Invitational, hosted by the University of Georgia. The loss came by set scores of 19-25, 28-26, 18-25 and 24-26.

Corinne Bain registered her 16th career double-double in the defeat, finishing her night with 12 kills and 23 assists to go with a .320 hitting percentage. The sophomore also tallied two aces and two block assists as classmate Grace Weghorst contributed 13 kills and six digs.

After dropping the first set, Harvard (2-2, 0-0 Ivy League) battled back to take the second set thanks in part to a .308 hitting percentage. Weghorst contributed five kills in the frame with junior Jennifer Shults chipping in three. The Crimson could not sustain its offense, however, as North Carolina State (6-1, 0-0 ACC) rallied for a victory in the third.

Harvard opened a 14-5 lead in the fourth but the Wolfpack came charging back, eventually taking the set, 26-24, to finish the match.

The Crimson will be back in action tomorrow on day two of the Benson Hospitality Invitational. Harvard will first face host Georgia at 1 p.m. live on SEC Network + before capping off the weekend against UNC Asheville at 4 p.m.