Columbia Hands Women’s Volleyball 3-1 Loss

Photo by: Gil Talbot
Photo by: Gil Talbot

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Closing out its three-match Ivy road trip, the Harvard women's volleyball team (5-7, 0-3 Ivy) dropped a 3-1 decision to Columbia (8-5, 2-1 Ivy) tonight, Sept. 29. The loss came by set scores of 19-25, 16-25, 25-18 and 22-25.

Senior co-captain Christina Cornelius dominated on the Crimson attack, posting an unblemished mark with a team-best 15 kills and zero errors to hit at a .484 clip. Grace Roberts Burbank and Mindie Mabry contributed to Harvard's offensive efforts, adding 10 and seven kills, respectively. First-year Bella Almanza dished out 27 out of the Crimson's 38 assists, helping connect Harvard to 41 total kills.

Three Crimson players tallied four blocks at the net, including Almanza, Cornelius and Maclaine Fields. Anna Uhr and Sandra Zeng led the back court with 13 and nine digs apiece.

Harvard Highlights
- Harvard came out firing in set three, securing 14 kills and a .379 attack percentage with only three errors.
- The Crimson won the blocking battle again the Lions, tallying 11 to Columbia's nine.

Game Notes
- The score tied nine times in the final frame with five lead changes.
- The Crimson fell to 43-18 in its all-time series with Columbia.

Up Next
Harvard will return home to welcome Ivy opponents Penn and Princeton to the Malkin Athletic Center, Oct. 5-6. First serves are set for 7 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively, and will be broadcast on ESPN+.