Women's Volleyball Wins Third Straight, Defeats Northeastern, 3-1

Women's Volleyball Wins Third Straight, Defeats Northeastern, 3-1

Walters recorded 14 kills and six blocks to propel the Crimson to victory (Gil Talbot).

BOSTON – The Harvard women's volleyball team ran its win streak to three as it defeated Northeastern Saturday night in four sets, 3-1, in the team's first match of the New England Challenge. The victory came by set scores of 25-23, 14-25, 25-23 and 27-25.

Caroline Walters scored a team-high 14 kills in the victory and hit .393 to go with six blocks. Corinne Bain registered a double-double with 11 kills and 28 assists, and added nine digs and a career-high six blocks in the win. Caroline Holte, meanwhile, added 10 kills and six blocks as well.

The victory improved Harvard to 5-2 on the year, marking the Crimson's best start to a season since 2011 and only the fourth time in program history that Harvard has won five matches through its first seven. The Crimson went 7-1 in 1984 for the best start in program history.

Harvard trailed 21-14 in the first set before an 11-2 run gave the visitors the victory.  Walters scored three kills during the stretch and assisted on two blocks.

Northeastern (7-6) rallied to take set two but could not continue the momentum into the third as the Crimson erased a 22-20 deficit for a 25-23 win with Holte and Paige Kebe notching two blocks. It was another tight affair in the fourth set with the teams tied at 24-all, before back-to-back kills from Bain put the match away.

Harvard returns to the court tomorrow as it hosts Boston College in the final match of the New England Challenge. Action will get underway at 2 p.m. from the Malkin Athletic Center live on the Ivy League Digital Network.