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Harvard improved its Ivy League record to 2-1 with a pair of victories this weekend over Penn and Princeton.
The Harvard women’s volleyball team got back on track towards its goal of repeating as Ivy League champions with a clean sweep of rivals Penn and Princeton this weekend.
Junior Corie Bain has been one of Harvard’s most effective players since her freshman year. So far this year, she leads the team in assists while ranking second in both kills and digs.
After a contested five-set loss to Dartmouth in its Ivy League opener on Friday, the Harvard women’s volleyball team looks to keep its Ivy League title hopes alive heading into a crucial two-game home swing against Penn and Princeton this weekend at the Malkin Athletic Center.
After taking the first set of its Ivy League opener by a commanding margin, the Crimson only managed to take one of the next four, falling to Dartmouth in five sets in the first match of a five-game homestand at the Malkin Athletic Center on Friday.
Just over a year ago, the Harvard women’s volleyball team defeated Cornell in the Malkin Athletic Center to the second Ivy League title in program history and the first in 10 years. On Friday, this year’s team begins the hunt for another championship.
Junior Grace Weghorst had seven kills in Harvard’s four-set win over Connecticut Friday. Weghorst, who has been on and off the court due to injury, did not play in the other two weekend contests.
The Harvard women’s volleyball team might have found its groove at the right time.
Junior outside hitter Grace Weghorst, shown here on Sept. 27, 2013, led the Crimson with 24 kills, including the match’s final two points, as Harvard overcame an 0-2 deficit at the MAC Tuesday. Weghorst captured first team All-Ivy honors as a freshman in 2013 yet has battled injuries over the last year.
Junior outside hitter Grace Weghorst had 24 kills as Harvard erased an 0-2 deficit to win at home.
The Harvard women's volleyball team traveled to Arlington, Va., to participate in the Service Academy Challenge, only to come away from the weekend without a win. The Crimson (1-5) has now dropped five straight games after winning its opener to start off the season.
Junior setter Corie Bain (23), shown here on Saturday against Long Beach State, headlined Harvard's opening weekend performance with a triple-double in a straight-sets win over Rutgers on Friday night.
With a triple-double performance against Rutgers in her team's season opener, Harvard women's volleyball junior setter Corie Bain collected All-Tournament team honors.
Junior setter Corie Bain had a triple-double in the Crimson’s lone Harvard Invitational win, also serving for the entirety of a 7-0 run that gave the Crimson a second-set victory.
After winning a share of the conference championship last year and being one win away from an NCAA Championship bid, the Harvard women’s volleyball team was reminded just how tough it will be to repeat last season’s performance.