Last weekend, the Harvard women’s volleyball team split its doubleheader, beating Penn and falling to Princeton. This week saw another split series. Coming off a strong performance on Friday against Brown, the Crimson was unable to withstand the conference-leading Yale.
Junior co-captain Christina Cornelius prepares to provide backup as freshman outside hitter Mindie Mabry makes a play against conference rival Cornell during its 3-1 win on Sept. 29. The team has a near perfectIvy League record, with only one loss.The team remains well positionedto claim an Ivy title, there is now less room for error than before.
In the first-to-three points structure that is college volleyball, games can last as short as one hour or as long as three hours. The Harvard women’s volleyball team (9-5, 4-1 Ivy League) saw both extremes this weekend, as it finished as the beneficiaries of a long five-set victory against Penn (7-7, 2-3) while suffering a quick three-set loss against Princeton.
Riding a five-game winning streak entering this past weekend, the Harvard women’s volleyball team continued rolling against Ivy League competition as it overcame Cornell on Friday night and Columbia on Saturday in front of two capacity crowds at the Malkin Athletic Center.
The Harvard women’s volleyball team can claim the title as the queen of New England after completing a three-game sweep of Boston College, Northeastern, and UMass Lowell this weekend.
Taking the first two sets, it appeared that the women’s volleyball team would cruise past Boston College. But the Eagles clawed their way back into the game, extending the match to five sets.
The Harvard women’s volleyball team put a difficult first weekend on the back burner as it captured its first two wins of the season in its second tournament of the campaign. At the Holiday Inn Invitational in Ohio this weekend, the Crimson defeated Wright State and Tennessee Tech but fell to West Virginia. Although still in the process of making adjustments as it readies itself for Ivy League play in two weeks, Harvard took this weekend as an important morale-booster.
The team celebrates an emphatic point versus American University earlier this season. Over the weekend, the Crimson nabbed its first two wins of 2017, both in straight-set fashion over Wright St. and Tennessee Tech. After traveling this weekend, Harvard will play five of its next six matches at home.
After tallying three tough losses to open the season, the Harvard women’s volleyball team will battle for its first win of the year this weekend as it takes on three Midwest schools. The Crimson will travel to Dayton, Ohio as an invitee to the Holiday Inn Invitational.