|Harvard vs. Yale
Nov. 11, 2016
Malkin Athletic Center
Ivy League Digital Network
Women's Volleyball vs. Yale
Harvard trails, 23-41
L, 3-1 (Oct. 8, 2016)
|Harvard vs. Brown
Nov. 12, 2016
Malkin Athletic Center
Ivy League Digital Network
Women's Volleyball vs. Brown
Harvard trails, 34-36
W, 3-1 (Oct. 7, 2016)
Senior Corinne Bain will be honored on Saturday night in her final home game at Harvard. (Gil Talbot)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass - The Harvard women's volleyball team (7-14, 5-7 Ivy League) hosts Yale (17-4, 10-2 Ivy League) on Friday night at 7 p.m. inside the Malkin Athletic Center. On Saturday, the Crimson will honor senior Corinne Bain in its final match of the season against Brown (5-17, 3-9 Ivy League). Harvard currently sits in a tie for fifth place in the Ivy League standings entering the final weekend of the season.
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The Last Meeting Against Yale
On Oct. 8, 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 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.
The Last Meeting Against Brown
On Oct. 7, freshman Grace Roberts Burbank led Harvard with 14 kills, and senior Corinne Bain added 11 kills, 25 assists, 15 digs, and six block assists to lead the Crimson to a 3-1 win at Brown. Harvard won by set scores of 10-25, 25-23, 25-15, and 25-23, holding Brown to just .161 hitting on the night. Freshman Maclaine Fields notched nine kills and seven block assists, Christina Cornelius added nine kills, and Jocelyn Meyer added six total blocks for Harvard, which won its fourth straight in the series against the Bears.
Last Time Out
Last Saturday night, sophomore Christina Cornelius notched 12 kills, a .476 attack percentage and nine digs, and senior Corinne Bain recorded her seventh triple-double of the season with 14 kills, 15 assists and 12 digs, but Harvard fell in four sets at Columbia. The Lions won by set scores of 25-20, 30-32, 29-27, and 25-14. Freshman setter Erin McCarthy added 29 assists, and Jocelyn Meyer also had a standout night on attack, notching seven kills and a hitting percentage of .429.
Thank You Corinne Bain!
A four-year starter, Bain was a key part of two Ivy League regular season championships in 2014 and 2015, and helped the program earn its first NCAA Tournament bid in 2015. Entering the weekend, Bain's career record at Harvard was 55-39, including a 36-18 mark against Ancient Eight foes and a 32-14 record on here in the Malkin Athletic Center.
Top of the Pack
Bain's name will forever be etched in the Harvard Volleyball and Ivy League record books. She is the conference's all-time leader with 31 triple-doubles and 65 double-doubles. She is fourth all-time in school history with 2,215 assists. She holds Harvard's all-time record with 139 service aces, and broke the school single season record with 50 service aces during her freshman year.
Bain 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. She will forever be remembered at Harvard as a great competitor and leader.
Roberts Burbank's Big Debut
Freshman Grace Roberts Burbank has been one of Harvard's best on attack in Ivy League play. In 12 Ivy League contests, Roberts Burbank has recorded 139 kills for an average of 3.02 kills/set (6th, Ivy League). She has notched double-digit kills in seven of 12 league contests and leads the team with 198 kills overall.
A Fields Day
Freshman Maclaine Fields is off to an impressive start for the Crimson. Through 21 games, Fields leads the team with an attack percentage of .342 (157 kills, 39 errors, 345 total attacks), which ranks third in the Ivy League and 10th nationally among freshmen.
Yale enters the weekend with a shot at the league title at 17-4 (10-2 Ivy League) after sweeping Princeton and Penn last weekend, The Bulldogs feature a balanced offensive attack, led by Brittani Steinberg (231 kills), who is also second on the team with 234 digs on the year and first with 33 service aces. Sophomore Kate Swanson leads Yale with 317 digs, while freshman setter Franny Arnautou has 472 assists on the year.
The Bears are coming off a split weekend against Penn (W, 3-1) and Princeton (L, 0-3). Freshman Makena Ehlert leads Brown with 180 kills and is second on the team with 185 digs on the season, while middle blocker Jacqueline Jacobs is sixth in the conference with 72 total blocks on the season. Brown's primary setter is senior Sarah Lucenti, who has recorded 462 assists this year. Junior Melissa Cairo has a team-best 329 digs on the year.