CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Closing out its four-match road stretch, the Harvard women's volleyball team (3-9, 1-2 Ivy League) will head to Columbia and Cornell this weekend, Oct. 11-12. First serve against the Lions is slated for 7 p.m. on Friday, before facing the Big Red on Saturday for a 5 p.m. tilt. Both contests will be broadcast on ESPN+.
What to Know
- Following a standout weekend against Yale and Brown, Grace Allen was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week. The first-year recorded six kills and zero errors to register a .600 hitting percentage against the Bulldogs on Friday night. Allen followed with an impressive performance against the Brown Bears where she posted 13 kills and zero errors for the second-straight match to hit at a .722 clip.
- The Crimson is 1-2 in conference play heading into league action this weekend, recently picking up a 3-0 sweep over Brown last weekend to move to 3-9 overall on the season.
- Senior Sope Adeleye has become an offensive and defensive staple for the Crimson, currently leading Harvard in hitting percentage (.287) and blocks per set. Adeleye ranks second in the Ivy League with 1.19 blocks per set.
- Setters Ashley Wang and Bella Almanza continue to deliver from the service line, ascending to the top of the Ivy League in service aces per set with 0.43 each. The duo also leads the Crimson in assists per set, with 5.00 and 4.49, respectively.
- Defensively, junior Sandra Zeng has climbed the rankings of the Ivy League, placing eighth overall in digs per set with 3.52 to lead the Crimson.
- Cornell enters the weekend at the top of the conference standings with a 10-2 overall record and undefeated 3-0 league mark, while Columbia places fifth in the league at 1-2 in conference action and 8-5 overall.
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.
Harvard will return home to take on Princeton and Penn, Oct. 18-19 at the Malkin Athletic Center. The Crimson will take on the Tigers on Friday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m., before facing the Quakers on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 5 p.m. Both contests will be broadcast on ESPN+.