Corinne Bain was honored on Senior Night as one of the greatest players in the history of Harvard volleyball.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior Corinne Bain recorded her eighth triple double of the season and 32nd of her career in her final game at Harvard with 14 kills, 23 assists, and 14 digs to lead the Crimson to a five set win over Brown.
Harvard won by set scores of 25-21, 18-25, 25-21, 23-25, and 15-10. Freshman Grace Roberts Burbank led Harvard with 18 kills and five digs, and junior Paige Kebe matched a season high with 15 kills to lead the Harvard attack. Anna Uhr added 19 digs and seven assists, and freshman setter Erin McCarthy notched 33 assists and 12 digs.
In the deciding fifth set, Bain closed out the match, and her career, with a kill from the right side to give the Crimson a 15-11 set win, capping off a 3-0 run to end the frame. Harvard was nearly flawless in the fifth set, notching 10 kills and one error on 23 attacks for a .391 attack percentage.
Harvard won the opening set, 25-21, in a set in which both teams struggled on the attack. Brown made nine attack errors, several late in the set to allow the Crimson to pull away late. McCarthy closed out the set with a service ace down the middle to put the Crimson up 1-0 early
The Crimson made 10 attack errors in the second set, but still only trailed Brown 19-17 after a Jocelyn Meyer kill. But Brown won six of the next seven points to close out the frame and even the match at 1-1.
Harvard made just seven attack errors the remainder of the match, and took a 2-1 lead behind 17 kills and a .400 attack percentage in the third set. With the frame tied at 17-17, an error by Brown, followed by a Bain kill put Harvard up for good. The Crimson closed out the set at 25-21 on a service error by Brown.
Harvard had its best effort on attack in the fourth set, with 19 kills and three errors for a .421 hitting percentage, but Brown had nearly identical numbers in what was a well-played set for both teams. With the set tied at 20-20, Brown won four straight points to take a 24-20 lead. The Crimson held off three set points on kills by Cornelius, Kebe and Meyer, but Brown closed out the fourth to force a deciding fifth set.