Women’s Volleyball Set to Close Out Regular Season at Home

Bella Almanza passes an assist.
Photo by: Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's volleyball team (5-16, 3-9 Ivy League) is set to close out the regular season with a pair of matchups at the Malkin Athletic Center this weekend, Nov. 15-16. The Crimson will take on Cornell on Friday at 7 p.m., before honoring the Class of 2020 prior to Saturday's tilt against Columbia at 5 p.m. Both contests will be broadcast on ESPN+.

How to Follow
Broadcast: vs. Cornell | vs. Columbia
Live Stats: vs. Cornell | vs. Columbia
Twitter: @HarvardWVBall

What to Know
- Mindie Mabry has consistently led Harvard's offense all season, topping the Crimson's line up in kills per set with 2.67. The junior outside hitter has registered double-digit kills in nine matches this season and has recorded four double-doubles.
- Sophomore Bella Almanza has been dominant from the service line, totaling 33 aces on the season to lead the team and the Ivy League with 0.42 aces per set.
- Setters Almanza and first-year Ashley Wang continue to aid the Crimson offense, dishing out team-high 5.09 and 5.04 assist per sets, respectively.
- Defensively, junior Sandra Zeng leads the back court with 3.55 digs per set, good for sixth in the conference.
- Senior Sope Adeleye and first-year Ava Rauser have commanded the net for the Crimson, putting up 1.07 and 0.82 blocks per set to place second and eighth in the conference rankings, respectively.
- Cornell enters the weekend at third in the Ivy League with a 9-3 conference record and 16-5 overall mark. Columbia sits one spot above the Crimson in the conference rankings at sixth with a 4-8 league mark and 11-11 overall record.

Coaches Corner
Head coach Jennifer Weiss is in the midst of 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.