|Harvard vs. Dartmouth
Oct. 20, 2017
Ivy League Network
Harvard leads 50-21
W, 3-1 (Sept. 22, 2017)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's volleyball team is set to begin its second sweep through the Ivy League this coming Friday, Oct. 22. The Crimson will travel to Dartmouth for a single match at 7 p.m. The match will be streamed live on the Ivy League Network.
Last Time Out
The Harvard women's volleyball team (10-6, 5-2 Ivy) suffered its second Ivy League loss at the hands of Yale (12-4, 6-1 Ivy) on Saturday evening. The Crimson went toe-to-toe with the Bulldogs in the scorebook, narrowly missing a chance to take an outright lead in the conference.
After a banner night against Brown, Christina Cornelius followed up with another 14 kills and a .333 hitting percentage. The junior added two aces, six digs, three blocks and a match high 17.5 points to her performance. In the four-setter, Erin McCarthy averaged 11.5 assists per set, well above her season average of 10.22. McCarthy already ranks in the top 100 of the NCAA in the statistical category.
Defensively, five different Harvard players tallied five or more digs, led by Anna Uhr with 10 and Jocelyn Meyer with nine. Settling in to a mid-season switch from libero to defensive specialist, Sydney Vach contributed two assists and six digs. In her collegiate debut, Evelyn Gray put up three blocks for the Crimson and tallied the first kill of her career.
For the first time this season, all four members of the Class of 2021 made an appearance in the match. Sandra Zeng added a kill, an assist and three digs to the Crimson effort in addition to being a staple at the service line.
Last Time Against the Big Green
In front of a standing room only crowd at the Malkin Athletic Center, the Harvard women's volleyball team opened Ivy League play with a 3-1 victory against Dartmouth on Sept. 22.
Christina Cornelius backed up her Ivy League Player of the Week award from Sept. 18 with a career high 18 kills paired with 10 digs for her second double-double of the season. The junior co-captain also registered a match high .467 hitting percentage.
Harvard heads to Hanover, N.H. with a 10-6 overall record and finished the first half of the Ivy League schedule 5-2. The Crimson field an incredibly balanced offense, with five members averaging over two kills per match. Erin McCarthy continues to rank in the top 100 of all NCAA DI players in assists per set, and Harvard landed at 120 in the latest RPI release.
Dartmouth is coming off a sweep of Brown last Saturday, boosting its record to 7-9 overall and 3-4 in conference play. The Big Green has been a force at home, earning a 5-2 record at Leede Arena and will rely on the arm of Sara Lindquist. Dartmouth continues to lead the conference in blocks, averaging 2.55 blocks per set. The Big Green also ranks 37th in the nation in the statistical category.
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The Crimson will resume its two-match schedule next weekend with a road trip to Columbia and Cornell.