The men's volleyball team had much to celebrate this weekend.
On Friday, Harvard (4-1, 2-0 EIVA) won its second straight league match by decimating the Eastern Mennonite Royals (3-3, 1-1 EIVA) in a three-game rout (15-5, 15-10, 15-8) that lasted a little over an hour.
The Crimson got off to a quick start in the first game by scoring the first four points behind the serving of junior outside hitter Brian Stevenson.
Eastern Mennonite (EMU) looked shaky early on. Miscommunication and errant passes led to another Crimson run that resulted in a 7-1 score only five minutes into the match.
EMU Coach Steve Gaston, visibly shaken by his team's collapse, called a timeout to rally his troops, but the Harvard onslaught proved too relentless.
Co-captain Ed Pankau pushed the lead to 9-1 on a devastating kill and Harvard held on for an easy 15-5 win behind the defense of junior co-captain Justin Micomonaco and sophomore middle blocker Justin Denham.
However, the Crimson's burgeoning momentum hit a snag in the second game, and sloppy play set in on both sides.
As a contrast to the first five minutes of the first game when Harvard led by a score of 7-1, the first five minutes of the second game only witnessed one point by Harvard.
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