Women's Volleyball Drops Ivy Opener at Dartmouth, 3-1

Women's Volleyball Drops Ivy Opener at Dartmouth, 3-1

Holte scored 11 kills and added five blocks (Gil Talbot).

HANOVER, N.H. – The Harvard women's volleyball team saw its five-match win streak come to an end Saturday with a 3-1 loss at Dartmouth to open Ivy League play. The defeat came by set scores of 27-25, 25-19, 24-26 and 25-21.

Harvard (7-3, 0-1 Ivy League) was paced offensively by Caroline Holte, Caroline Walters and Corinne Bain. Holte registered 11 kills with a .455 hitting percentage and added five blocks defensively, while Walters contributed 10 kills, hit at a .304 clip, and notching three solo blocks. Bain, meanwhile, narrowly missed a triple-double with nine kills, 21 assists and 11 digs.

Dartmouth (10-2, 1-0 Ivy League) combined to hit .253 on the day with Emily Astarita and Paige Caridi turning in 15 kills and 14 kills, respectively.

The first set was tightly contested as Harvard tied the score at 25 off a kill by Sindhu Vegesena. The Big Green rallied, however, to take the frame before rolling to a victory in the second. The Crimson stormed out to a 7-1 lead in the third and fended off a late Dartmouth rally, but could not continue the momentum into the fourth.

Harvard returns to action next weekend as it hosts Yale and Brown at the Malkin Athletic Center. Both matches can be seen live on the Ivy League Digital Network.