Women's Volleyball Looks Ahead to Ivy Tests at Cornell, Columbia

Women's Volleyball Looks Ahead to Ivy Tests at Cornell, Columbia

Matchup
Date
Time
Venue
Video
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Series
Last Meeting
Streak 

Harvard vs. Cornell
Nov. 4, 2016
7 p.m.
Newman Arena
Ivy League Digital Network
Women's Volleyball vs. Cornell
Harvard trails, 25-34
L, 3-2 (Oct. 15, 2016)
L1

Matchup
Date
Time
Venue
Video
Live Stats
Series
Last Meeting
Streak 

Harvard vs. Columbia
Nov. 5, 2016
5 p.m.
Francis S. Levien Gymnasium
Ivy League Digital Network
Women's Volleyball vs. Columbia
Harvard leads, 42-15
W, 3-0 (Oct. 14, 2016)
W2


Senior Corinne Bain enters the weekend 13th in Ivy League history with 137 career service aces. (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Harvard women's volleyball team (6-13, 4-6 Ivy League) will take its last road trip of the year this weekend, as the Crimson take on Cornell (10-10, 4-6 Ivy League) on Friday night at 7 p.m. and Columbia (11-9, 6-4 Ivy League) on Saturday (5 p.m.). Harvard currently sits in a tie for fifth place in the Ivy League standings with four league games remaining on the schedule. 

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.

The Last Meeting against Cornell
On Oct. 15, freshman Grace Roberts Burbank had 17 kills and 18 digs and senior Corinne Bain recorded her fourth straight triple double (15 kills, 20 assists, 12 blocks), but Harvard fell to Cornell in five sets at Malkin Athletic Center. Cornell won by set scores of 28-26, 21-25, 25-21, 18-25, and 15-12. Erin McCarthy had 31 assists and Isabelle Tashima recorded 20 digs for Harvard. 

The Last Meeting against Columbia
On Oct. 14, senior Corinne Bain recorded a triple-double with 13 kills, 16 assists, and 13 digs to lead Harvard a 3-0 win over at Malkin Athletic Center on Friday night. Freshman Grace Roberts Burbank recorded 11 kills and freshman Erin McCarthy added 27 assists to lead Harvard. 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.

Last Time Out
Last Saturday, senior Corinne Bain recorded her fifth triple-double of the season with 20 kills, 24 assists and 12 digs, but Harvard fell in five sets to Princeton inside Malkin Athletic Center. The Tigers won by set scores of 25-16, 23-25, 25-22, 23-25, and 15-10. Sophomore Christina Cornelius added a season-high 14 kills, freshman Erin McCarthy added 29 assists and nine digs, and freshman Isabelle Tashima led Harvard with 17 digs.

Top of the Pack
Senior Corinne Bain recorded her fifth triple-double of the season against Princeton last Saturday, and currently ranks No. 5 in the nation (first in the Ivy League) in that category. Bain also leads the team with 22 service aces this season. She is the conference's all-time leader in triple-doubles (29) and double-doubles (63). She holds Harvard's all-time record for service aces, with 137 overall, and 13th 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 2,186 and is 10th all-time with an average of 2.93 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. 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 10 Ivy League contests, Roberts Burbank has recorded 122 kills for an average of 3.21 kills/set (4th, Ivy League). She has notched double-digit kills in seven of 10 league contests and leads the team with 181 kills overall. 

A Fields Day
Freshman Maclaine Fields is off to an impressive start for the Crimson. Through 19 games, Fields leads the team with an attack percentage of .337 (142 kills, 38 errors, 309 total attacks), which ranks 13th nationally among freshmen.

Scouting Cornell
Cornell sits at 10-10 overall (4-6 Ivy League) and is coming off a split weekend against Yale (L, 1-3) and Brown (W, 3-1) last weekend. Cornell is led by sophomore Carla Sganderlla (219 kills, 4th Ivy League) and junior Kit McCarthy (214 kills, 5th Ivy League) on attack. Senior Alyssa Phelps (683 assists, 1st Ivy League) is the primary setter, and junior Kiley McPeek leads the Big Red with 217 digs. 

Scouting Columbia
Columbia is 11-9 overall (6-4 Ivy League), and enjoying its best season since 2012. The Lions split with Brown (W, 3-0) and Yale (L, 1-3) last weekend. Columbia is led on attack by junior Anja Malesevic, who has 174 kills on the season. Freshman Grace Campbell is the primary setter with 667 assists on the season and senior Cassie Wes leads Columbia with 392 digs on the season (2nd in Ivy League).

Home Court Advantage
Harvard posted an 11-4 record at the Malkin Athletic Center in 2015 and is 32-14 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 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 305 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.