Women's Volleyball Loses to Brown in Straight Sets

Bain turned in her sixth straight double-double in the defeat to Brown (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's volleyball team suffered its second setback in Ivy League play Saturday night, falling to Brown in straight sets at the Malkin Athletic Center. The defeat came by set scores of 15-25, 24-26 and 25-27.

Corinne Bain recorded her sixth straight double-double with 10 kills, 17 assists and six digs. Caroline Walters added 10 kills and three blocks while hitting at a .600 clip, with Grace Weghorst chipping in six kills and seven digs.

The loss dropped Harvard to 8-4 overall and 1-2 in Ivy League play while Brown improved to 6-9 overall and 1-2 in the conference. The Bears were paced by McKenna Webster's 10 kills and three blocks while Payton Smith tallied nine kills. Brown hit .271 on the evening as Harvard was limited to a .191 percentage.

The Bears got off to a quick start with a 6-0 run to begin the match and never looked back in the first set. The Crimson held a 23-22 advantage in the second but saw it slip away, and found itself in a similar situation in the third with a 22-20 margin before Brown rallied for the victory.

Harvard will return to action next weekend as it travels to Cornell and Columbia. The Crimson and Big Red will first take to the court Friday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. before Harvard visits the Lions on Oct. 11 at 5 p.m. Both matches will be available via the Ivy League Digital Network.