Women’s Volleyball Falls at Princeton

Women’s Volleyball Falls at Princeton

PRINCETON, N.J. – The Harvard women's volleyball team (9-5, 4-1 Ivy) fell for the first time in conference play at Princeton (12-3, 5-0 Ivy) on Saturday night. The Tigers were dominant, taking sets one and two by wide margins but a late rally from Harvard challenged Princeton's grip on the match in set three. The Tigers were able to punch in the final points to end an eight-match win streak for the Crimson. 

Match Highlights

Set One

  • The Tigers jumped to a 9-4 lead to open the match.
  • On the back of Nnenna Ibe, Princeton charged to a 20-10 advantage.
  • The Crimson continued to struggle against the Princeton attack, falling 25-12 in set one. 

Set Two

Set Three

  • Princeton again came out of the gates with all cylinders going, charging to a 5-1 advantage.
  • Harvard kept pace, as the Crimson closed the gap to 10-7.
  • Kills from Christina Cornelius and Jocelyn Meyer gave the Crimson some momentum at 13-11.
  • Despite a valiant effort to tie the score at 14, 15 and 16, Harvard was unable to hold off the Tiger offense that secured the match with a 25-21 set three win. 

What's Next?
The Crimson will return to the Malkin Athletic Center for a two-match set next weekend. The slate includes a Friday night matchup against Brown and a Saturday evening contest with Yale.