Harvard's three losses came in different ways—a three-set sweep, a vacated 2-0 lead, and a five-set seesaw match.
Last Friday night, Harvard men’s volleyball suffered perhaps the most crushing loss of the season. The result, which stranded Harvard in fourth in the EIVA, left a bitter taste. Also lingering was the question of how the Crimson would respond to such an emotional bender. The answer came exactly four nights later.
The Pioneers triumphed thanks to a 15-10 tiebreaker.
The defeat came in five sets against Princeton, while the victory came in a Saturday sweep of NJIT.
The Harvard men’s volleyball team finished this weekend’s road trip in Pennsylvania with split results, winning a close match at St. Francis following a shutout loss to No. 13 Penn St. the night before.
The Crimson returned to Cambridge licking its wounds but nevertheless knew it would emerge all the better for the effort it put forth in Illinois. Kicking off a five-game home stand, Harvard hoped to show visiting Fort Wayne and Ball State a few newly learned tricks it picked up from its Chicago-based adversaries.
The Crimson defeats came at Lewis and Loyola, respectively ranked eighth and ninth in the nation.
With three seasons of over 200 kills, Clemens has become a staple on the men's volleyball team both on and off the court.