NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Despite three closely contested sets that were separated by only two points each, the Harvard women's volleyball team (8-8, 3-4 Ivy) suffered a 3-0 setback to the Yale Bulldogs (12-4, 6-1 Ivy) tonight at the Lee Amphitheater. The Crimson's first loss in its last four matches came by set scores of 24-26, 23-25 and 23-25.
Led by senior co-captain Christina Cornelius, Harvard outhit Yale .146 to .143. Cornelius paced the Crimson attack with 11 kills and a .235 hitting percentage, while Grace Roberts Burbank posted 10 and Mindie Mabry knocked in nine. First-year Bella Almanza dished out 31 assists to connect Harvard to 39 kills on the night.
Defensively, four Crimson players recorded double-digit digs for the second consecutive night. Senior libero Anna Uhr guided Harvard with a team-best 24, while Sandra Zeng notched 14 and Cornelius added 11 to her tally. At the net, Jocelyn Meyer put up five blocks as three players registered four: Jaimie Rao, Almanza and Cornelius.
- Harvard outblocked Yale 21 to 15 and outhit the Bulldogs .146 to .143.
- The Crimson held the Bulldogs to a .071 hitting percentage in the opening frame.
Harvard will return home for a five-match home stretch, welcoming Dartmouth to the Malkin Athletic Center on Friday, Oct. 19 for a 7 p.m. contest.