Bain's Triple-Double Highlights Women's Volleyball 3-1 Loss at Yale

Bain's Triple-Double Highlights Women's Volleyball 3-1 Loss at Yale

Corinne Bain notched her second consecutive triple-double with 11 kills, 24 assists and 12 digs. (Gil Talbot)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Senior Corinne Bain recorded her second straight triple-double with 11 kills, 24 assists and 12 digs, and freshman Grace Roberts Burbank had a team high 16 kills, but Harvard women's volleyball fell in four sets at Yale. The Bulldogs won by set scores of 25-21, 22-25, 25-20, and 29-27.

Harvard had more kills in the match – 55 to Yale's 48 – but was undone by 35 errors on the night, as the Crimson recorded a .131 hitting percentage.

Yale jumped out to a 14-7 lead in the opening set, but the Crimson showed fight, battling back to pull within one at 21-20 after Bain's fifth kill of the set. But Yale won four of the next five points to take a 1-0 lead in the match.

Harvard had its best offensive effort in the second set, notching 15 kills with just six errors. Leading 24-20 in the set, Yale won two points in a row to force a Harvard timeout at 24-22. Isabelle Tashima set up Bain, who finished off the set with a kill off the block attempt by Yale to even the match at 1-1.

In the third set, the Bulldogs again jumped out to a big lead at 16-9, but Harvard cut the Yale lead to two at 22-20 on a run punctuated by Roberts Burbank's touch kill, her fourth of the set. After a Yale timeout, the Bulldogs rallied for three straight point to close out the set.

Roberts Burbank helped Harvard rally to take the lead at 23-22 after a 10-4 deficit in the fourth set, recording six kills in the frame. Jocelyn Meyer's sixth service ace of the night tied the match before a Yale attack error, setting up a back-and-forth sequence of points.

 A kill by Maclaine Fields put Harvard up 27-26, but Yale responded with a textbook point to get back on serve. A kill to the back row by Brittani Steinberg followed by a Harvard attack error sealed the win for the Bulldogs.

Harvard returns home next weekend to take on Columbia and Cornell at Malkin Athletic Center next weekend on Oct. 14-15. Both games will air on the Ivy League Digital Network.