Women's Volleyball Returns Home for New England Challenge

Matchup
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Time
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Talent
Series
Last Meeting
Streak
Program  

 Harvard vs. Boston College
 Sept. 16, 2016
  6 p.m.
 Malkin Athletic Center
 Ivy League Digital Network
Women's Volleyball vs. BC
  Andy Towne
 Harvard trails, 17-24
  L, 2-3 (Sept. 19, 2015)
  L1
Women's Volleyball vs. BC

Matchup
Date
Time
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Video
Live Stats
Talent
Series
Last Meeting
Streak

Harvard vs. Northeastern
 Sept. 17, 2016
  5 p.m.
 Malkin Athletic Center
 Ivy League Digital Network
Women's Volleyball vs. NU
 Bill Spaulding, Alex Thomas
 Harvard trails, 4-27
 W, 3-1 (Sept. 19, 2015)
 W2

The Harvard women's volleyball team returns to Malkin Athletic Center this weekend for the New England Challenge (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women’s volleyball team welcomes Boston College and Northeastern to the Malkin Athletic Center this weekend as part of the New England Challenge.

Last Time Out
The Harvard women’s volleyball team began its final week of non-conference play on Tuesday night at New Hampshire, falling 3-0 to the Wildcats at Lundholm Gymnasium. Paige Kebe led the Crimson attack with eight kills, while Maclaine Fields added seven kills. Isabelle Tashima added 12 digs to lead Harvard, and Corinne Bain tallied 24 assists and two service aces.

Top of the Pack
Senior Corinne Bain has posted nine service aces over the last five games. She holds Harvard’s all-time record in service aces, with 126 overall. She is climbing the Harvard record books in two other categories including all-time assists and all-time digs per set. Bain currently sits at fourth place in all-time assists, with 1,909 and is seventh all-time with 3.01 digs/set.

Scouting Boston College
The Eagles are off to a 5-3 start in 2016, winning the BC Invitational last weekend with three match wins over Rider (3-2), Farleigh Dickenson (3-0) and UMass-Lowell (3-2). Julia Topor leads Boston College with 75 kills on the season, while Devon Michaelis has 87 digs, and Sophia West and Ann Skold each have 23 blocks.

Scouting Northeastern
In Harvard’s second game of the New England Challenge, the Crimson take on Northeastern on Saturday night at Malkin Athletic Center. The Huskies enter the weekend 7-4 on the season with wins in their last four matches. Most recently, Northeastern beat UMass-Lowell in straight sets, 27-25, 25-12 and 25-14, on the road. The Huskies are led by senior Jamie Bredahl, who has notched 115 kills on the season. Senior Hannah Fry is also an impact player on the Huskies’ attack with 76 kills. Junior Kristen Walding leads Northeastern with 346 assists, and middle Caterina Rosander has notched 23 blocks on the season.

Defending the Crown
Harvard earned a share of the Ivy League championship in for the second-straight year in 2015 after posting a 15-11 overall record with a 10-4 mark in league play. The Crimson clinched its share of the crown with a 3-1 victory over Brown on Nov. 13. Harvard’s 13 Ivy League victories in 2015 represented a new program record while its 15 overall wins were the seventh-most in school history.

Tripling Up
Bain enters her senior season as one of the most decorated student-athletes in program history. She is one of only two Harvard student-athletes to be named to the AVCA All-Region teams twice, and is the first student-athlete to receive first team All-Ivy League honors three times. The conference’s all-time leader in triple-doubles (24) and double-doubles (54), Bain has earned nine Ivy League Player of the Week awards and was tabbed Rookie of the Week five times as a freshman before being named the Ancient Eight’s Rookie of the Year.

Home Court Advantage
Harvard posted an 11-4 record at the Malkin Athletic Center in 2015 and is 30-10 at home during the tenure of senior Corinne Bain.

Captaining The Ship
Senior Corinne Bain and junior Michaela Dews have been voted as Harvard’s captains for the 2016 season.

On The Sidelines
Harvard women’s volleyball head coach Jennifer Weiss returns for her 23rd season at the helm of the Crimson. Weiss has led Harvard to 300 wins during her tenure, including Ivy League titles in 2004, 2014 and 2015. Weiss is the winningest coach in Harvard history and the third-winningest coach in Ivy League history. She led the Crimson to its first NCAA tournament appearance in 2015.

Ivy League Digital Network
The Ivy League Digital Network returns for a fourth season as the home for all live streaming and on-demand video content for each of the conference’s eight institutions. Broadcast in full HD and featuring a live score bug and play-by-play and color commentary, the Ivy League Digital Network provides fans with unprecedented access to the Ancient Eight.

Social Stream
Use the Social Stream on GoCrimson.com to stay connected with the Crimson on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram this year. The Social Stream brings the conversation from all three platforms into one convenient location, allowing fans of all Harvard Athletics teams to monitor the action in real time.

What's Up Next
The Crimson begin Ivy League competition on Sept. 23 at Dartmouth with a 7 p.m. contest. The match will be available to stream on the Ivy League Digital Network.