Women's Volleyball Drops Cornell in Straight Sets, 3-0

Women's Volleyball Drops Cornell in Straight Sets, 3-0

Kebe notched eight kills and two blocks in the victory (Gil Talbot).

ITHACA, N.Y. – The Harvard women's volleyball team swept Cornell in straight sets Friday night, taking out the Big Red by set scores of 25-17, 25-22, 25-17.

The victory moved Harvard to 9-4 on the year and 2-2 in Ivy League play. Cornell, meanwhile, fell to 3-11 overall and 0-4 in the conference.

Corinne Bain continued her recent run of stellar play, recording her fourth triple-double of the year and seventh consecutive double-double with 11 kills, 12 assists and 15 digs. The sophomore hit .391 on the night and added three blocks. Paige Kebe contributed eight kills and two blocks, while Jennifer Shults tacked on seven kills.

Harvard's defense was strong in the victory, limiting Cornell to a .077 hitting percentage and forcing the Big Red into 24 errors. Caroline Holte totaled six blocks to help lead the defensive charge as Sindhu Vegesena chipped in 11 digs.

The Crimson took control of the first set early, opening an 11-3 advantage en route to the win. Cornell held a 21-20 edge in the second, but Harvard rallied to close the frame out on a 5-1 run. The Crimson pulled away midway through the third set and used a 4-0 stretch in the waning moments to secure the victory.

Harvard will return to action tomorrow as it travels to New York City to face Columbia. First serve is scheduled for 5 p.m. live on the Ivy League Digital Network.