Women’s Volleyball Drops Hard-Fought Match Against Cornell

Mindie Mabry Action Shot
Photo Credit: Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's volleyball team (5-17, 3-10 Ivy League) dropped its match against Cornell (17-5, 10-3 Ivy League) in three sets tonight, Nov. 11, at the Malkin Athletic Center. The Crimson fell by set scores of 25-23, 25-10 and 25-15.

Harvard began the match strong. With the first set tied at 13, junior libero Sandra Zeng sparked a mini 4-1 run to take a 17-14 lead and force the Big Red to call its first timeout. Cornell answered with a 6-1 run of its own to take a 20-18 lead and never look back taking the first set, 25-23.

The Big Red carried its offensive momentum in the second and third sets. Hitting .333 as a team, Cornell took the second game by a score of 25-19 before taking the final set, 25-16.

Junior Mindie Mabry paced the Crimson in offense with eight kills on the night, followed by junior co-captain Evelyn Gray who had six. Zeng recorded 13 digs on the night while senior co-captain Maclaine Fields tallied four blocks.

Harvard Highlights

  • Both Zeng and sophomore Bella Almanza had three-straight aces in the match.
  • Fields recorded four total blocks on the night.

Up Next
The Crimson will be back in action tomorrow against Columbia, for its Senior Day match at 5 p.m. at the Malkin Athletic Center.