Women's Volleyball Defeats New Hampshire, 3-1, for Fifth Straight Win

Women's Volleyball Defeats New Hampshire, 3-1, for Fifth Straight Win

Schmidt helped the Crimson to a season-high .312 hitting percentage (Gil Talbot).

DURHAM, N.H. – The Harvard women's volleyball team kept its winning ways going Wednesday night with a 3-1 victory at New Hampshire. The win, which was the team's fifth straight, came by set scores of 25-14, 22-25, 25-20 and 25-16.

Harvard improved to 7-2 with the win, matching the best record in program history through nine matches. Its five-match win streak, meanwhile, stands as the team's longest win streak since taking six in a row in 2008.

Sophomore Corinne Bain led the way turning in her second triple-double of the season. The Manhattan Beach, Calif., native totaled 13 kills, 26 assists and a career-best 18 digs while adding two aces and two blocks. Grace Weghorst contributed 12 kills and hit .333 on the night, with reigning Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week Caroline Walters chipping in eight kills, a .353 hitting percentage and three blocks.

The Crimson combined for a season-best .312 hitting percentage with Hannah Schmidt also dishing out 18 helpers. Harvard's defense, meanwhile, limited New Hampshire (6-10) to a .135 percentage thanks in part to a 25-dig effort from Sindhu Vegesena.

With the score tied at 13 in the first set, Harvard finished the frame out on a 12-1 run to take the early lead. The Wildcats bounced back in the second, but a 7-0 stretch in the third allowed the Crimson to overcome a 20-18 deficit and take a 2-1 edge. It was all Harvard in the third, with the Crimson opening the set on an 8-1 run before taking match point.

Harvard will open Ivy League play on Saturday when it visits Dartmouth. Fans can watch all of the action live on the Ivy League Digital Network beginning at 4 p.m.