CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Despite rallying in the fourth set to force a decisive fifth that featured extra points, the Harvard women's volleyball team (2-5, 0-0 Ivy) fell, 3-2, in a five-set thriller to Boston College tonight, Sept. 18 at the Malkin Athletic Center. The Crimson dropped to 2-5 on the season by set scores of 25-15, 12-25, 17-25, 25-23 and 18-20.
Junior Mindie Mabry and senior Grace Roberts Burbank led the Crimson with 15 and 14 kills apiece, each season-highs for the duo. Sope Adeleye nearly joined the pair in double figures, knocking down nine kills, while Jaimie Rao added eight. Setters Bella Almanza and Ashley Wang controlled the Crimson's offense, dishing out 28 and 21 assists, respectively. Adding to Harvard's offensive efforts, Wang tallied two service aces.
Leading the back court, junior Sandra Zeng registered a season-high 15 digs. Mabry helped guide both ends of the court, recording her first double-double of the season with 12 digs. Adeleye continues to dominate at the net, notching eight block assists. Junior co-captain Evelyn Gray and Rao assisted, finishing the night with five and four blocks apiece.
- Two Crimson players tallied double-digit kills to lead the attack.
- Harvard won the blocking battle 20 to 16.
- Sope Adeleye led the Crimson with a .353 hitting percentage.
Harvard will return to the court tomorrow, Sept. 19 for a 7 p.m. road match up at Northeastern. The match will be broadcast on NESNplus.