Women's Volleyball Knocks Off Georgia, UNC Asheville at Benson Hospitality Invitational

Women's Volleyball Knocks Off Georgia, UNC Asheville at Benson Hospitality Invitational

Bain recorded a triple-double as the Crimson upset host Georgia on Saturday (Gil Talbot).

ATHENS, Ga., - The Harvard women's volleyball team rebounded from a hard fought defeat on Friday to knock off both Georgia and UNC Asheville on Saturday to conclude play at the Benson Hospitality Invitational.

Harvard first earned the upset over host Georgia by set scores of 23-25, 25-23, 25-23 and 25-21, before knocking off UNC Asheville 27-25, 25-20, 26-24. The Crimson improved to 4-2 overall with the victories.

Sophomore Corinne Bain registered her seventh career triple-double against Georgia, finishing the match with 14 kills, 29 assists and 17 digs. Bain recorded a .385 hitting percentage against the Bulldogs with two aces and three total blocks. Caroline Holte contributed 12 kills and a .522 hitting percentage in the win with Kathleen Wallace and Grace Weghorst adding 11 kills and 10 kills, respectively.

Hannah Schmidt dished out 24 assists in the win over Georgia as Harvard combined for a .309 hitting percentage. Sindhu Vegesena, meanwhile, led the defensive efforts with 21 digs to help limit Georgia to a .234 hitting percentage.

After dropping the first set, Harvard overcame a 20-18 deficit to take the second. The Crimson trailed 12-5 in the third before a 7-2 run late put Harvard on top and in control, 2-1. The Crimson had to come from behind again in the fourth set, overcoming a 16-10 deficit to earn the victory following back-to-back kills from Caroline Holte and Kathleen Wallace.

Caroline Walters and Wallace led the attack against UNC Asheville with 12 kills and 10 kills, respectively. The duo scored consecutive kills in the first set to break a 25-all tie and give Harvard the win, before the Crimson built substantial leads in the second and third to seal the victory.

Harvard will be back in action next weekend against Northeastern and Boston College at the third annual New England Challenge. The Crimson will first play at Northeastern on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. before hosting Boston College on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. at the Malkin Athletic Center.