Women's Volleyball Set For Friday Night Clash Against Dartmouth

Live Stats
Last Meeting

Harvard vs. Dartmouth
Oct. 21, 2016
7 p.m.
Malkin Athletic Center
Ivy League Digital Network
Women's Volleyball vs. Dartmouth
Harvard leads, 48-21
W, 3-0 (Sept. 23, 2016)

Grace Roberts Burbank recorded 17 kills and 18 digs against Cornell last Saturday. (Gil Talbot)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Harvard women's volleyball team (5-11, 3-4 Ivy League) hosts Dartmouth (8-10, 1-6 Ivy League) on Friday night at 7 p.m. inside the Malkin Athletic Center in a one-game weekend for the Crimson. Harvard currently sits in a tie for fourth place in the Ivy League standings, having played each Ancient Eight team once.

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The Last Meeting against Dartmouth
Harvard kicked off Ivy League play against the Big Green on Sept. 23, earning a 3-0 sweep against Dartmouth in Hanover, N.H., winning by set scores of 27-25, 25-16, and 25-23. The Crimson were buoyed by a balanced offensive attack, as with five registering six or more kills on the night. Paige Kebe led the way with 11 kills and a hitting percentage of .346. Christina CorneliusMaclaine Fields, and Grace Roberts Burbank each added seven kills, and Corinne Bain notched six kills and 18 assists.

Last Time Out
Harvard returned home to Malkin Athletic Center last weekend, playing in front of home fans for the first time in nearly a month. The Crimson split games against Columbia (W, 3-0) and Cornell (L, 2-3). On Friday night against the Lions, the Crimson won by set scores of 25-20, 25-22, and 25-11. Harvard recorded a .317 team attack percentage, including a .500 mark in the third set. Corinne Bain led the way with 13 kills, 16 assists and 13 digs. On Saturday night, Grace Roberts Burbank had 17 kills and 18 assists, but in the decisive fifth set, Cornell rallied from down 10-2 to win 13 of the next 15 points. The Big Red won by set scores of 28-26, 21-25, 25-21, 18-25, and 15-12.

Bain Named Ivy League Co-Player of the Week
Senior Corinne Bain captured Co-Ivy League Player of the Week honors, the league announced Monday. She shares the weekly honor with Cara Mattaliano of Princeton. Bain is in the midst of an outstanding all-around stretch for the Crimson, matching a career-best streak with four straight triple-doubles. On Friday night against the Lions, Bain notched 13 kills, 16 assists and 13 digs, adding four block assists to help Harvard to a decisive sweep against Columbia. The following night, Bain recorded 15 kills, 20 assists, and a career-high 12 block assists to go along with six digs in the five-set loss against Cornell.

Top of the Pack
Senior Corinne Bain leads the team with four triple-doubles and 18 service aces this season. Bain leads the Ivy League in triple-doubles and is seventh in the nation in that category. Bain is the conference's all-time leader in triple-doubles (28) and double-doubles (61). 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 2,128 and is 10th all-time with an average of 2.94 digs/set.

More On Bain
Bain is 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 (28) and double-doubles (61), Bain has earned 10 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 six Ivy League contests, Roberts Burbank has recorded 93 kills for an average of 3.58 kills/set (2nd, Ivy League). She has notched six straight matches with double-digit kills and leads the team with 152 kills. Roberts Burbank leads all Ivy League freshmen with an average of 2.92 kills per set.

A Fields Day
Freshman Maclaine Fields is off to an impressive start for the Crimson. Through 16 games, Fields leads the team with an attack percentage of .350 (120 kills, 31 errors), which ranks 12th nationally among freshmen, and 83rd overall.

Scouting Dartmouth
First year head coach Gilad Doron has led Dartmouth to a 8-10 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 180 kills on the season and is second on the Big Green with 46 total blocks. Lujan has 117 kills on the year and leads the team with 65 total blocks. Corinne Cox (249 assists) and Zoe Leonard (237 assists) are the primary setters for Dartmouth.

Home Court Advantage
Harvard posted an 11-4 record at the Malkin Athletic Center in 2015 and is 31-12 at home during the tenure of senior Corinne Bain, including a 3-3 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 304 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.