Although it may not be an Ivy league team, the Harvard women's volleyball team is taking non-conference foe Colgate extremely seriously.
"Our main goal is to win the Ivy title, but the non-conference games are confidence boosters," said junior Melissa Forcum.
Just last year, the Crimson was dominant in league play culminating in a second-place finish at the Ivy Tournament. Outside the Ivy bubble, however, Harvard managed a gloomy 14-13 record.
Harvard squares up against Colgate this afternoon, beginning the four-game, two-day Brown Invitational Tournament. Tomorrow the Crimson will get more practice against non-Ivy teams when it faces Boston College and Holy Cross.