Women’s Volleyball Drops 3-0 Decision to Columbia

Bella Almanza dishes out an assist.
Photo by: Gil Talbot

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Continuing its four-match road stretch, the Harvard women's volleyball team (3-10, 1-3 Ivy League) dropped a 3-0 decision to Columbia (9-5, 2-2 Ivy League) tonight, Oct. 11, at the Levien Gymnasium. The Crimson fell by set scores of 23-25, 20-25 and 15-25.

Sophomore Jaimie Rao recorded double digit kills for the third time this season to lead the Crimson with 10. First-years Grace Allen and Katie Vorhies provided support to the Crimson attack, notching six and five apiece. Vorhies recorded just one error on the night to hit at a team-best .500 clip. Mindie Mabry and Sope Adeleye each added four kills, while Adeleye registered zero errors for a .400 hitting percentage.

Setter Ashley Wang and Bella Almanza connected Harvard on 32 kills on the night, dishing out 16 and 13 assists, respectively. The duo each added three digs to their tallies, while Almanza also recorded a service ace.

Leading the back court, junior Sandra Zeng finished the night with 10 digs, while Adeleye, Mabry, Almanza and Wang each registered three. Adeleye continues to lead the Crimson at the net, putting up six blocks, including two block solos. Allen followed closely behind with four, while first-year Ava Rauser notched three.

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The Crimson will close out its four-match road swing at Cornell tomorrow, Oct. 12. First serve is set for 5 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN+.