In a match between what could pan out to be the top two teams in the Ancient Eight, the Crimson handily beat the Big Green in three straight sets.
When it comes to gaining a bid to the NCAA Tournament, the Harvard women's volleyball team's chances of doing so at-large are slim. So, in the broad scheme of things, the results of its pre-Ivy League games did not matter. That all changes on Friday.
Sophomore Christina Cornelius spikes a ball during the Crimson’s 3-0 victory against Columbia on November 7, 2015. Without its four graduated seniors, the team will rely on all of its returning and new members, and especially Cornelius and co-captain Corie Bain to lead the team’s attack as it looks to snap its losing streak.
It is often when playing against completely new teams that a team develops. It is in these matchups that it realizes both the skills of which it has attained mastery, and what it needs to work on.
Despite solid play from junior outside hitter Paige Kebe, the Crimson continues to skid after dropping last night’s match to UNH by a score of three sets to none, Harvard suffered sixth-consecutive loss this season.
Off to a 1-5 start for the second season in a row, the Crimson struggled to rally against any of its opponents this weekend.
After showing signs of promise in its first game against Siena, Georgia uncovered areas of weakness in the conclusion of the Beantown Challenge, as the Crimson went on the split its weekend slate.
As the women's volleyball team won a share of the Ivy League title, the men's team was at home following along through the Ivy League Digital Network. The men and women try and go to each of the other team's games, even working the games when the players are in off-season.
The men's and women's volleyball teams share a gym, a lot of physical height, and an assistant coach in Jeff Aucoin, but they also share a mutual love for each other that bonds the two programs even beyond their shared sport. This unique connection permeates classes and continues to grow as new athletes join the teams.