Women’s Volleyball Hosts Columbia, Cornell in Key League Contests

Photo by: Gil Talbot
Photo by: Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's volleyball team (9-8, 4-4 Ivy) continues its home stretch this weekend, Oct. 26-27, welcoming Columbia and Cornell to the Malkin Athletic Center for two key conference contests. Matches are slated to begin at 7 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively, and will be broadcast on ESPN+.

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Broadcast: vs. Columbia | vs. Cornell
Live Stats: vs. Columbia | vs. Cornell
Twitter: @HarvardWVBall
Admission: FREE

What to Know
- Harvard jumped to fourth in the Ivy League standings after its 3-1 win over Dartmouth at home last Friday. The Crimson improved to 9-8 overall with a 4-4 conference mark.
- The Crimson remains unbeaten at home, boasting a 5-0 record. Harvard has taken down every Ivy League opponent its faced at the Malkin Athletic Center this year, including two three-set sweeps.
- Columbia comes to Cambridge one spot below the Crimson in the standings with a 3-5 league tally, while Cornell sits one spot above Harvard in third at 5-3.
- Christina Cornelius and Bella Almanza were named to the Ivy League Honor Roll list after their performances last weekend. Cornelius recorded her fifth double-double of the season against Dartmouth, registering 15 kills and 10 digs. The senior co-captain has now amassed 800 career kills after Friday's contest. First-year Almanza nearly tied her season-high in assists with 45 against the Big Green, while adding five blocks and five digs to her tally.
-With two wins this weekend, head coach Jennifer Weiss will have amassed 150 career wins in the Ivy League.

Leading the Way
Head coach Jennifer Weiss is in the midst of her 26th season at the helm of the program, where she has accumulated a 145-150 Ivy record, has led Harvard to three Ivy League titles and has guided 80 All-Ivy selections during her tenure.

Next Up
Harvard will enjoy its last two home contests of the regular season next weekend, Nov. 2-3, hosting Yale and Brown. First serves are set for 7 p.m. and 5 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN+.