Wallace recorded her second career double-double with 19 kills and 17 digs (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's volleyball team saw its four-match win streak come to an end Friday night as Columbia defended its home court to take a 3-1 win over the Crimson. The setback came by set scores of 20-25, 19-25, 25-15 and 20-25.
Harvard (8-8, 4-2 Ivy League), which had entered the day tied with Dartmouth (8-7, 5-1 Ivy League) for first place in the conference, now finds itself tied with Yale (9-6, 4-2 Ivy League) for second after the Big Green handed Cornell at 3-1 defeat.
Kathleen Wallace stood out for the Crimson, turning in her second career double-double with a season-high 19 kills and a career-best 17 digs, all while hitting at a .348 clip. Corinne Bain just missed a triple-double with nine kills, 27 assists and 14 digs, with Hannah Schmidt turning in 18 assists and 11 digs for her third double-double of the season.
Harvard overcame an early deficit and took the lead in the first set, 16-15, on a block by Holte and Meyer. Columbia scored the next four points, however, and maintained the edge for a 25-20 victory.
The Lions rushed out to a 12-3 lead in the second set but once again the Crimson was able to fight its way back, this time pulling to within 17-16 on back-to-back kills from Wallace. Columbia still had the answer though, outscoring Harvard 8-3 down the stretch for the 25-19 win.
Harvard jumped out to an early 7-2 advantage in the third but that quickly dissipated as the Lions held a 12-11 edge. A 5-0 run helped the Crimson create separation and the visitors finished the frame with four unanswered points for a 25-16 victory.
Harvard was unable to carry the momentum into the fourth set, however, as Columbia maintained a comfortable margin en route to match point, 25-20.
The Crimson returns to action tomorrow, Oct. 17 at 5 p.m. at Cornell live on the Ivy League Digital Network.