Women’s Volleyball Hosts Dartmouth in Ivy League Opener Saturday

Ava Rauser goes for the kill.
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's volleyball team (2-7, 0-0 Ivy League) is set to kick off Ivy League action this Saturday, Sept. 28, hosting Dartmouth at the Malkin Athletic Center. The Crimson and Big Green are slated for a 5 p.m. match up with the contest broadcast live on ESPN3.

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What to Know
- Harvard has won five of its past six meetings against Dartmouth, owning a 52-22 record in its all-time series with the Big Green.
- The Crimson has been dominant at the net through nonconference play, registering 2.44 blocks per set. Senior Sope Adeleye sits second in the Ivy League with 1.23 blocks per set, while junior co-captain Evelyn Gray places ninth with 0.77.
- Gray continues to lead the Crimson attack with 2.40 kills per set, while Adeleye tops the lineup with a .339 hitting percentage, good for fourth in the conference.
- Defensively, junior Sandra Zeng guides the back court with 3.11 digs per set, climbing the league rankings to place ninth.
- Offensive staple Ashley Wang continues to strengthen the Crimson's offense, leading the team and placing second in the league with 0.44 service aces per set after recording six against Syracuse last weekend.

Coaches Corner
Head coach Jennifer Weiss enters her 27th season at the helm of the women's volleyball program, where she has accumulated a 151-158 Ivy record, has led Harvard to three Ivy League titles and has guided 81 All-Ivy selections during her tenure.

Up Next
The Crimson will embark on a four-match road stretch starting next weekend, Oct. 4-5. Harvard will head to Yale on Friday, Oct. 4 for a 7 p.m. tilt, before traveling to Brown on Saturday, Oct. 5 for a 5 p.m. match up.