PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Closing out its first Ivy League road trip of the season, the Harvard women's volleyball team (3-9, 1-2 Ivy League) swept Brown (9-4, 1-2 Ivy League), 3-0, to pick up its first conference win of the year. The Crimson moved to 1-2 in league action after defeating the Brown Bears by set scores of 25-17, 25-20 and 25-23.
Junior Mindie Mabry led the Crimson attack for the second-straight night with 13 kills, her fourth match this season in double figures. First-year Grace Allen topped Harvard's lineup as well, recording 13 kills and zero errors and a team-best and career-high .722 hitting percentage. Seniors Grace Roberts Burbank and Sope Adeleye followed closely behind with six kills each, while first-year Ava Rauser recorded five kills and just one error to hit at a .667 clip. First-year setter Ashley Wang led the Crimson in assists, dishing out 22 helpers, while sophomore Bella Almanza contributed 16.
Defensively, junior Sandra Zeng tallied a team-high 17 digs, while Almanza and Mabry each nearly had a pair of double-doubles with nine digs apiece. Adeleye contributed at both ends of the court, putting up a team-best four blocks at the net, while Allen and Rauser each notched three of the Crimson's 12 total blocks.
- The Crimson recorded a .343 hitting percentage against the Brown Bears, including a .469 clip in set one.
- Harvard held Brown to hit at a .175 clip.
- First-year Ashley Wang registered two service aces.
- The Crimson won the blocking battle against Brown, 13-11.
The Crimson will continue its road stretch, heading to Columbia and Cornell, Oct. 11-12. First serve against the Lions on Friday is slated for 7 p.m., while Harvard will match up against the Big Red on Saturday at 5 p.m. Both matches will be broadcast on ESPN+.