Women's Volleyball Rallies for 3-2 Win at Cornell

Women's Volleyball Rallies for 3-2 Win at Cornell

Schmidt recorded her second straight double-double in the win (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's volleyball team rallied from a 2-0 deficit Saturday night to take a 3-2 win at Cornell, defeating the Big Red by set scores of 22-25, 14-25, 25-23, 26-24 and 15-13.

Corinne Bain registered her fifth triple-double of the season with 10 kills, 33 assists and 20 digs, and was complimented by Kathleen Wallace who turned in her second straight double-double with 18 kills and 14 digs. Paige Kebe contributed 12 kills and four blocks, with Caroline Holte adding nine kills and four blocks.

Hannah Schmidt also recorded her second straight double-double with 23 assists and a career-best 17 digs, as Sindhu Vegesena controlled the back row with 31 digs.

Harvard (9-8, 5-2 Ivy League) jumped out to a 3-0 lead to begin the match but relinquished its lead as Cornell (4-13, 0-7 Ivy League) rallied for a 25-22 victory. The Big Red carried that momentum into the second set, using an 8-1 run midway through the frame to pull away for a 25-14 win.

On the cusp of a second straight loss, the Crimson put together an 8-2 stretch to take a 20-15 lead in the third set and withstood a late charge by Cornell to hang on and take the set, 25-23. Harvard overcame a 19-15 deficit in the fourth, outscoring the Big Red 11-5 down the stretch to even the match at two sets apiece, 26-24.

The Crimson scored six unanswered points in the fifth set for a 7-3 advantage, and once again fended off a late charge by Cornell to steal the match, 16-14.

Harvard remains tied with Yale (10-6, 5-2 Ivy League) for second place in the conference standings, while Dartmouth (9-7, 6-1 Ivy League) leads the way with a one-match lead. The Crimson will travel to Hannover, New Hampshire on Friday, Oct. 23 for its rematch with the Big Green live on the Ivy League Digital Network.