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George Mason dominated Harvard in a straight-sets victory on Friday night before the Crimson ended a six-match win streak for Princeton, overcoming its Ivy rivals in a five-set thriller in New Jersey.
With a pair of all-around efforts, the Crimson picked up straight-set victories over both NJIT and Rutgers-Newark to maintain its one-loss conference record and post its best seven game EIVA start in Harvard history.
When Harvard men’s volleyball team played Concordia last season, the Crimson was on the wrong side of a blowout, with the Eagles easily winning in straight sets. On Tuesday night, however, the Crimson (6-4, 4-1 EIVA) and the Eagles (14-4, 2-0 NAIA) went right down to the wire in a five-set thriller, with the Crimson eventually prevailing, 15-12, in the tense final set.
After a strong start to the road trip in a 3-1 win versus St. Francis (8-5, 3-2), the Crimson men faltered, losing in straight sets to Penn State (12-2, 5-0) to break their four-game win streak.
Harvard men’s volleyball (4-3, 3-0 EIVA) outplayed George Mason (4-6, 0-2 EIVA) on Sunday afternoon in its most dominant performance thus far this season.
Tied at two in the fifth and final set, senior outside hitter Nick Madden hit a decisive kill to give Harvard its first lead since the second set. The Crimson never looked back, taking the fifth game, 15-12, and defeating Princeton at home in five sets.
The Harvard men’s volleyball team (2-3, 1-0 EIVA) opened its conference season with a resounding win away from home at Sacred Heart (3-5, 0-1 EIVA).
The Crimson notched its first win, 3-1, over the MIT Engineers Saturday night behind 20 blocks, more than the team recorded in any game in each of the previous two seasons.
The No. 13 Harvard men’s volleyball team looked to pick up the first wins of its 2014 campaign in back-to-back home contests over the weekend. Unfortunately, facing two of the top teams in the country, the Crimson (0-3) faltered, suffering a 3-1 loss to Lewis on Friday night, then falling in straight sets to Loyola the following afternoon.
The No. 13 Harvard men’s volleyball team could not follow up yesterday’s win against Laval University in Quebec.
Junior outside hitter DJ White, shown here in earlier action, added a team-high 21 kills in the Crimson's first victory of the season.
The No. 13 Harvard men’s volleyball team rallied to win the last two sets and take down Laval University, 3-2, in Quebec City.
After advancing to the championship game of the Asics Invitational in Santa Barbara, Calif. by finishing first in its pool Friday, Harvard fell to No. 4 Long Beach State, 3-1.