Weghorst turned in a double-double performance with 13 kills and 10 digs (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's volleyball team gutted out a 3-2 victory over Boston College Sunday afternoon, its fourth straight win, to cap off the New England Challenge at the Malkin Athletic Center. The victory came by set scores of 25-23, 26-24, 13-25, 23-25 and 16-14.
Harvard's current four-match win streak matches the program's longest streak since taking six in a row in 2008. The team's 6-2 record, meanwhile, is tied for the second best start in program history, behind only the 1984 squad which went 7-1 to open the year.
Additionally, Harvard's win over Boston College (5-6) was its second straight following last year's 3-1 triumph.
Caroline Walters and Grace Weghorst carried the load for the Crimson. Walters posted 14 kills, four blocks and a .500 hitting percentage, with Weghorst contributing 13 kills and 10 digs for her first double-double of the year. Corinne Bain added 30 assists and 11 digs for her fifth double-double, while also notching nine kills and a .318 hitting percentage.
The Crimson offense was on display early as Harvard hit .382 and .324 in the first two sets, respectively, to take a commanding 2-0 lead. Boston College bounced back to take both the third and fourth sets, however, forcing the match to five.
Harvard came out swinging in the deciding frame and took an early 7-3 lead, but once again the Eagles surged back with a run of their own to tie the score, 7-7. Back-to-back points from Caroline Holte helped regain a 10-7 edge for Harvard before a 5-0 stretch put Boston College back in the lead serving for match point, 14-12.
Just as it has done all season, however, Harvard rallied when it mattered most and finished the match with four straight points to steal the victory off consecutive Boston College errors.
Harvard will be back in action Wednesday, Sept. 24, as it travels to New Hampshire at 7 p.m.