Three Crimson recorded a double-double as the team improved to 3-0 in five-set matches (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's volleyball team and Yale went toe-to-toe Friday night but it was the Crimson that prevailed, knocking off the Bulldogs in five sets, 3-2, at the Malkin Athletic Center. The victory came by set scores of 25-19, 18-25, 25-23, 21-25 and 15-9.
Harvard improved to 8-3 overall with the win, matching the 1987 squad which began 10-3 for the best record through 11 matches in program history. The Crimson also picked up its first Ivy League win to move to 1-1, while Yale fell to 5-6 overall and 1-1 in conference.
Corinne Bain was one of three Crimson to register a double-double on the night, with her 11-kill, 32-assist, 12-dig performance marking her third triple-double of the season. The sophomore added a season-best six aces and also chipped in two blocks. Grace Weghorst, meanwhile, turned in 14 kills and a career-high 17 digs for her second double-double of the year, with Hannah Schmidt totaling 19 assists and 10 digs to follow suit.
Harvard received additional contributions from Caroline Walters (11 kills, 4 blocks), Kathleen Wallace (11 kills), Jennifer Shults (9 kills) and Sindhu Vegesena (25 digs). Yale was led by Maya Midzik and Mollie Rogers who scored 15 kills and 14 kills, respectively.
It was all Harvard in the first set as the Crimson combined to hit .361 en route to the victory. Yale bounced back and controlled the second, before Harvard overcame a 14-9 deficit to take the third. It was Harvard that lost a big lead in the fourth set, but the Crimson rallied once again in the fifth to secure the win.
Harvard will return to action tomorrow as it hosts Brown at 5 p.m. in the MAC live on the Ivy League Digital Network.