Resilience shone through Saturday afternoon for the Harvard women's volleyball team (10-10, 2-3 Ivy) as it claimed victory at Dartmouth (8-12, 3-2 Ivy) despite falling behind early in Hanover, N.H.
After losing a close first game 15-12, Harvard rallied back to win the next three games with increasing success, 15-11, 15-10 and 15-5.
Harvard came into the match with positive momentum following two relatively easy three-game wins last week against league rival Columbia and Quinnipac last week.
"We had a really good warm-up and came into the match really confident," said sophomore outside hitter Liz Cebron. "It took us losing the first game to realize that we had to step up our efforts."
The Crimson's victory came from a complete team effort Saturday, led by junior outside hitter Erin Denniston's 22 kills, seven digs and eight blocks.
Senior outside hitter Angela Lutich also added 17 kills and twelve digs to the victory. Senior co-captain Katherine Hart also posted another impressive match with a solid all-around game, including 14 kills and 13 digs.
Sophomore setter Mindy Jellin once again catalyzed the offense with 51 assists, also contributing defensively with a team-high 15 digs.
Crimson sophomore Nicole Meunier, a recent transfer from Dartmouth, dug 10 of her former teammates' spikes.
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