Women's Volleyball Back at Home Against Columbia, Cornell

Matchup
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Time
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Series
Last Meeting
Streak 

Harvard vs. Columbia
Oct. 14, 2016
7 p.m.
Malkin Athletic Center
Ivy League Digital Network
Women's Volleyball vs. Columbia
Harvard leads, 41-15
W, 3-0 (Nov. 7, 2015)
W1

Matchup
Date
Time
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Series
Last Meeting
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Harvard vs. Cornell
Oct. 15, 2016
5 p.m.
Malkin Athletic Center
Ivy League Digital Network
Women's Volleyball vs. Cornell
Harvard trails, 25-33
W, 3-0 (Nov. 6, 2015)
W5

Erin McCarthy and the Crimson return to Malkin Athletic Center for the first time in nearly a month this weekend. (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -
The Harvard women's volleyball team (4-10, 2-3 Ivy League) welcomes Columbia (9-6, 4-1 Ivy League) and Cornell (7-8, 1-4 Ivy League) to the Malkin Athletic Center this weekend as the Crimson returns home for the first time in a month.

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.

Last Time Out

Harvard split the weekend on the road at Brown and Yale and now sit at 4-10 overall (2-3 Ivy League). Senior Corinne Bain notched two triple-doubles on the weekend, recording 11 kills, 25 assists and 14 digs against the Bears with a .400 attack percentage and adding 11 kills, 24 assists and 12 digs against Yale. Freshman Grace Roberts Burbank had 30 kills (14 vs. Brown, 16 vs. Yale) on the weekend, leading the Crimson in both games.

Top of the Pack

Senior Corinne Bain leads the team with 18 service aces this season, and ranks seventh in the Ivy League in that category. She holds Harvard's all-time record for service aces, with 133 overall, and is 14th in Ivy League history in that category. 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 2,092 and is 10th all-time with an average of 2.96 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 (26) and double-doubles (59), 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.

Roberts Burbank Off to Strong Start

Freshman Grace Roberts Burbank has been one of Harvard's best on attack in Ivy League play.  In five Ivy League contests, Roberts Burbank has recorded 65 kills for an average of 3.61 kills/set (2nd, Ivy League). She has notched four straight matches with double-digit kills and leads the team with 124 kills. Roberts Burbanks leads all Ivy League freshmen with an average of 2.82 kills per set.

A Fields Day

Freshman Maclaine Fields is off to an impressive start for the Crimson. Through 14 games, Fields leads the team with an attack percentage of .353 (104 kills, 27 errors), which ranks 11th nationally among freshmen, and 85th overall.

Scouting Columbia

Columbia is off to a strong start at 9-6 overall (4-1 Ivy League), splitting with Princeton (L, 0-3) and Penn (W, 3-0) last weekend. The Lions are led on attack by junior Anja Malesevic, who has 130 kills on the season. Freshman Grace Campbell is the primary setter with 491 assists on the season and senior Cassie Wes leads Columbia with 277 digs on the season.

Scouting Cornell
Cornell sits at 7-8 overall (1-4 Ivy League) and is coming off a five-set win over Binghamton in midweek action on Tuesday night. Cornell is led by junior Kit McCarthy (165 kills, 3rd Ivy League) and sophomore Carla Sganderlla (140 kills, 7th Ivy League) on attack. Senior Alyssa Phelps (474 assists, 2nd Ivy League) is the primary setter, and freshman Lily Barber leads the Big Red with 168 digs. Harvard has won five straight in the series against Cornell.

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, including a 2-2 record at home so far this season.

Captaining the Ship
Senior Corinne Bain and junior Michaela Dews have been voted as Harvard's captains this 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 303 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.