CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Despite a valiant effort against Ivy League leader Yale, the Harvard women's volleyball team was edged by the Bulldogs in three closely-contested sets tonight, Nov. 2, at the Malkin Athletic Center. The Crimson fell to 10-10 overall and 5-6 in conference action by set scores off 18-25, 17-25 and 20-25.
The Crimson's defense dominated the blocking battle against the Bulldogs, putting up 16 blocks to their eight at the net. Christina Cornelius led the way with six total blocks, while Maclaine Fields and Jocelyn Meyer each tallied three. Anna Uhr paced the back court with eight digs, as Brooke Istvan registered five.
Mindie Mabry and Grace Roberts Burbank led the Crimson attack with eight and seven kills apiece. Adding to Harvard's offensive efforts, Grace Varsames returned to the lineup to record 11 assists, while Istvan added seven.
- Harvard outblocked Yale 16 to eight.
- The Crimson held the Bulldogs to a .156 hitting percentage in set two.
- Harvard and Yale tied the score 26 times throughout the match, including 12 knots in the final frame.
Harvard will honor the Class of 2019 prior to tomorrow night's tilt against Brown at 5 p.m. at the Malkin Athletic Center. The match will be broadcast on ESPN+.