CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Following a four-match road stretch, the Harvard women's volleyball team (3-11, 1-4 Ivy League) will return home to take on Princeton and Penn this weekend, Oct. 18-19, at the Malkin Athletic Center. First serve against the Tigers on Friday night is set for 7 p.m., before the Crimson faces the Quakers on Saturday at 5 p.m. Both contests will be broadcast on ESPN+.
What to Know
- The Crimson will return to the Malkin Athletic Center for its only two home matches during the month of October. Harvard is 1-4 in conference play heading into league action this weekend.
- Defensive staple Sope Adeleye currently leads the Crimson and the Ivy League in blocks pet set with 1.16. Adeleye has consistently contributed to Harvard's offense as well, topping the lineup in hitting percentage at .304, good for ninth in the conference.
- Setters Bella Almanza and Ashley Wang continue to deliver from the service line, ascending to the top of the Ivy League in service aces per set with 0.45 and 0.37, respectively. The duo also leads the Crimson in assists per set with 4.59 and 5.02, respectively.
- Junior Mindie Mabry has consistently led the Crimson in kills per set this season, averaging 2.31 and recording five matches with double-digit kills.
- Defensively, junior Sandra Zeng continues to climb the rankings of the Ivy League, placing seventh overall in digs per set with 3.47 to lead the Crimson.
- Princeton enters the weekend in second in the conference standings with an 8-6 overall record and 4-1 league mark, while Penn places sixth in the league at 1-4 in conference action and 8-6 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 hit the road for Dartmouth on Friday, Oct. 25. First serve is slated for 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN+.