CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Opening a five-match home stint at the Malkin Athletic Center tonight, the Harvard women's volleyball team (9-8, 4-4 Ivy) picked up a 3-1 win over Dartmouth (7-11, 3-5 Ivy). The Crimson improved to 9-8 overall and 4-4 in conference action by set scores of 22-25, 25-19, 25-21 and 25-15.
A standout night from senior co-captain Christina Cornelius and Grace Roberts Burbank led the Crimson to defeat the Big Green in four sets as the duo led Harvard to hit .516 in the final frame on 16 kills and zero errors to secure the victory. Cornelius hit in double figures for the sixth-straight match, tallying a team-high 15 kills and .308 hitting percentage, while Roberts Burbank followed closely behind with 13 kills. First-year Bella Almanza nearly tied her season-high in assists, dishing out 45 helpers to connect Harvard on 56 kills.
Defensively, the Crimson recorded 20 blocks at the net against the Big Green as Almanza, Cornelius and Fields each registered five apiece. Anna Uhr continues to lead the back court, notching 17 digs, while Cornelius recordered a double-double with 10 digs and Brooke Istvan added nine.
- The Crimson held the Big Green to a .105 hitting percentage on the night.
- Evelyn Gray nearly tied her career-high nine kills with eight to hit at a .200 clip.
- Sandra Zeng recorded a team-best two service aces.
- Harvard remains undefeated at home with a 5-0 record at the Malkin Athletic Center.
Harvard will face Columbia and Cornell next weekend, Oct. 26-27, at the Malkin Athletic Center. Matches are slated to begin at 7 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively.