This marks the 300th career victory for head coach Jen Weiss (Gil Talbot).
Cambridge, Mass. – The Harvard women's volleyball team opened its 2016 campaign against Siena on Sept. 2 with a 3-0 victory at the Malkin Athletic Center, 25-16,25-15, 25-16. The victory is the 300th for head coach, Jen Weiss, who is the winningest coach in Harvard history.
In the first set, the Crimson and the Saints went point-for-point until Harvard pulled away with four-straight, letting them advance 11-7. Harvard shot down Siena time and time again with sophomore Jocelyn Meyer and freshman Maclaine Fields leading the Crimson with four kills apiece. A kill from Grace Roberts-Burbank with an assist from senior Corrine Bain finished up the first set, 25-16. Bain commanded the floor for Harvard with 14 assists in the first set.
During the second set, Harvard jumped to an early 5-1 lead with a block from Bain and Meyer. The Saints offense rallied with a 7-5 run to pull within 10-8, but would get no closer as a kill by Fields put the set away 25-15.
The Crimson and the Saints would go back-and-forth once again during the third set, but a kill by junior Paige Kebe set Harvard up for a 13-6 run. A service error on Siena finished up the set, 25-16. Meyer led the Crimson in blocks during the third set with two, while Bain, Cornelius and Fields each tallied one block. The Crimson earned a 0.323 hitting percentage for the third set.
Harvard is set to play tomorrow against Georgia in their second match of the Beantown Challenge. The first serve is scheduled for 7 p.m. live on the Ivy League Digital Network.