CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Despite a third set rally that featured extra points, the Harvard women's volleyball team (3-12, 1-5 Ivy League) was tripped up by Princeton, 3-0, tonight, Oct. 18 at the Malkin Athletic Center. The Crimson fell to the Tigers by set scores of 15-25, 18-25 and 27-29.
Jaimie Rao paced the offense with 12 kills, her fourth match this season in double figures, and led the Crimson with a .381 hitting percentage. The sophomore outside hitter was supported by junior co-captain Evelyn Gray and first-year Katie Vorhies who each recorded seven kills. Senior co-captain Maclaine Fields and junior Mindie Mabry followed behind with five apiece.
First-year Ashley Wang and sophomore Bella Almanza split setting duties once again, totaling 17 and 11 assists on the night, respectively. Almanza also added two service aces to her tally. Junior libero Sandra Zeng had her hand offensively and defensively, notching seven assists and a team-best eight digs. Mabry and Wang tallied six digs each, while Almanza finished the night with five.
- The Crimson used an 8-2 run in the third set to tie the set at 25-25 and force extra points.
- Sophomore Bella Almanza registered two service aces.
- Sophomore Jaimie Rao recorded her fourth match this season with double-digit kills.
The Crimson will return to action at home tomorrow night, Oct. 19, welcoming Penn to the Malkin Athletic Center. First serve is set for 5 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN+.