Women’s Volleyball Opens Ivy League Play at Dartmouth

Women’s Volleyball Opens Ivy League Play at Dartmouth

Matchup
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Video
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Last Meeting
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 Harvard vs. Dartmouth
 Sept. 23, 2016
  7 p.m.
  Edward Leede Arena
 Ivy League Digital Network
Women's Volleyball vs. Dartmouth
 Harvard leads, 47-21
  W, 3-0 (Oct. 23, 2015)
  W1

The Harvard women's volleyball team currently leads the series against Dartmouth, 47-21 (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Harvard women's volleyball team begins its quest for a third straight Ivy League regular season title at 7 p.m. on Friday night at Dartmouth. The match can be seen live on the Ivy League Digital Network.

About the 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.

Harvard Top 5 Plays of the Week – Sept. 20, 2016
Facing match point, down 14-13 in the fifth set against Boston College, women's volleyball won two consecutive points on nearly identical block assists from Page Kebe and Maclaine Fields, helping the Crimson shift the momentum in the set and earn the match win and the top spot of Harvard's Top 5 Plays of the Week. Fields notched a season best 16 kills in the match, while Kebe added 15 kills to lead Harvard.

Last Time Out
Harvard fell in four sets, 3-1, to Northeastern on Saturday night at Malkin Athletic Center. The Huskies won by set scores of 23-25, 25-22, 25-10, and 25-22. Grace Roberts Burbank and Christina Cornelius led the Crimson attack with 11 kills each, while senior Corinne Bain added 23 assists

A Fields Day
Freshman Maclaine Fields is off to an impressive start for the Crimson. Through nine games, Fields leads the team with an attack percentage of .363 (65 kills, 16 errors), which ranks seventh nationally among freshmen, and 84th overall in the country. Fields notched a season best 16 kills with no errors in a five set win against Boston College last Friday.

Top of the Pack
Senior Corinne Bain leads the team with 12 service aces this season. She holds Harvard's all-time record in service aces, with 127 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 1,985 and is tied for ninth all-time with an average of 2.97 digs/set.

More on Bain
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.

Scouting Dartmouth
First year head coach Gilad Doron has led Dartmouth to a 6-4 start this season, a team anchored by seniors Emily Astarita and Kaira Lujan. Both All-Ivy League First Team selections last season, Astarita and Lujan are off to strong starts again this year. Astarita leads the team with 107 kills on the season and is second on the Big Green with 28 total blocks. Lujan has 50 kills on the year and leads the team with 36 total blocks. Corinne Cox (137 assists) and Zoe Leonard (115 assists) are the primary setters for Dartmouth.

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.

Home Court Advantage
Harvard posted an 11-4 record at the Malkin Athletic Center in 2015 and is 30-11 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.

What's Up Next
The Crimson head back on the road next weekend to take on Princeton and Penn on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Both  matches will be available to stream on the Ivy League Digital Network.