Women's Volleyball Earns 3-1 Win Over Brown, Moves Atop Ivy Standings

Junior captain Christina Cornelius led Harvard with 15 kills in a four-set win against Brown. (Gil Talbot) 

A standout night by junior captain Christina Cornelius (15 kills) helped Harvard women's volleyball (10-5, 5-1 Ivy) earn a 3-1 win over Brown (6-11, 1-5 Ivy) at Malkin Athletic Center. The Crimson won by set scores of 23-25, 25-14, 25-20, and 25-21.

The Crimson had an excellent night on attack, with 58 kills and just 17 errors with an attacking percentage of .311 for the game, including a .467 mark in the second set. In addition to Cornelius, who had a stellar .545 hitting percentage, two others topped .300 on the attack for the night, including Mindie Mabry (.440) and Grace Robert Burbank (.321) Harvard has won nine of its last 10 games overall.

Harvard's win, coupled with Princeton's loss (L, 1-3) at Cornell, moved the Crimson into a three-way tie for first place in the Ivy League standings, including Yale.

Match Highlights

  • Cornelius recorded her best night on attack of the season, recording 15 kills with just three errors to hit .545. She added 16 digs and six blocks for her sixth double-double of the season.
  • Mabry (12 kills) notched her fifth double-digit kill effort of the season and added six digs.  
  • Grace Roberts Burbank notched 13 kills for her sixth double-digit kill effort of the year.
  • Anna Uhr recorded 18 digs to lead Harvard, just two shy of her match high for the year.
  • Erin McCarthy recorded 47 assists and added six digs.

What's Next
The Crimson will return to action tomorrow night (Oct. 14) at 5 p.m. against Yale in a game that will air on the Ivy League Network.