So far this season, the Harvard women’s volleyball team has played back-to-back conference games on five different weekends. But even after this past weekend’s slate of games, the Crimson has yet to complete a weekend sweep.
After winning last week’s contest against Dartmouth to open the second half of its conference slate, the Crimson was unable to keep the momentum rolling, dropping both of its weekend games and officially falling out of contention for the Ivy League title after earning a share of the top spot the last two seasons.
After a tough five-set loss at the hands of Cornell capped last weekend’s slate of Ivy League competition, the Harvard women’s volleyball team got right back on track on Friday night. The Crimson dropped the first set to Dartmouth in the Malkin Athletic Center, but responded by taking the next three to send the Big Green back to Hanover winless.
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.
Less than five miles separate the No. 10/9 Harvard men’s hockey team’s home at the Bright-Landry Center from its crosstown rival’s rink in Chestnut Hill. But in the biggest game of the season, the distance between the two teams seemed much larger.