In Harvard’s final home games of the season, the Crimson celebrated the leaders of the team on Senior Night, but the team was unable to come away with victories against Ancient Eight opponents Yale and Brown.
Playing Friday against Columbia, Harvard prolonged its undefeated streak at home, defeating the Lions in straight sets but fell to Cornell the following night in four hard-fought sets.
Harvard dropped the first set of a home match against the Big Green, but it rallied for three consecutive wins bolstered by a cohesive offense and defense.
Playing on Friday in Providence, R.I., Harvard defeated Brown in five sets after conceding the first two frames. On Saturday, the Crimson travelled to New Haven, Conn., to face Yale, a game which Harvard lost in three, tightly-contested sets.
Harvard women's volleyball laid down the gauntlet this weekend, picking up its first Ivy League win against Penn and handing conference leader Princeton its first loss. This sweep came on the heels of a difficult stretch of conference losses.
After suffering three successive losses coming into this past weekend, Harvard women's volleyball had a strong showing in its past two games, spearheaded by captain Christina Cornelius and junior hitter Grace Roberts Burbank.
Following a four game win streak in the middle of September, the Crimson’s quest for the Ancient Eight title has hit a roadblock with the start of Ivy League play. Since Sept. 21, Harvard has lost to Dartmouth, Cornell and Columbia.