Women’s Volleyball Rallies to 3-2 Victory Over Penn

The Crimson moves to 11-4 on the season with its third-straight triumph (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Five Crimson student-athletes recorded double-digit kills as Harvard women's volleyball defeated Penn Friday night in Cambridge. The win came by set scores of 20-25, 20-25, 25-20, 25-15, and 15-11.

Corinne Bain posted her third-consecutive triple-double and ninth-straight double-double with 12 kills, 35 assists and 11 digs in the win. Grace Weghorst hit a match-high 16 kills, Kathleen Wallace added 12, and Caroline Holteand Caroline Walters pitched in 11 apiece. 

Harvard dropped the first two sets of the match after it struggled to limit the Quakers' attack. Penn outhit Harvard in each of the first two sets, while the Crimson committed ten errors to just three by its opponent.

The Crimson stormed back over the next three sets with a high powered and efficient offensive performance. Weghorst, who registered her third double-double of the season, powered Harvard to a third-set victory with six kills that shifted the momentum towards the Crimson. Harvard would limit Penn to just 26 points over the final two sets to improve to 11-4 overall, and 4-2 in Ivy League play.

Sindhu Vegesena recorded a match-high 21 digs, and Hannah Schmidt had a double-double with 27 assists and 11 digs for the Crimson, who hit .353 as a team. Walters set a career-high with four solo blocks, including three in the final two sets to help secure the victory.

Harvard returns to the court tomorrow with a 5 p.m. match against Princeton at the MAC. Fans can watch live on the Ivy League Digital Network.