“We’ve known we can be good and we were happy to finally show it,” Fields said. “Now that we’ve made out statement by taking down the top team in the league, the goal is to win-out with the rest of our matches.”
Harvard will not get another opportunity to play Dartmouth this season, but the team gets six more cracks against Ivy League rivals in November.
Harvard went into Columbus Day Weekend with new-found optimism: the squad was coming off a 3-0 win against Brown (9-6, 1-4 Ivy) that snapped an eight game losing streak and garnered the team its first league win of the season. Despite the team’s success in Rhode Island, this past weekend the Crimson (3-11, 1-4) only managed to win one set in two games in New York, falling to Columbia on Friday and Cornell on Saturday. As such, the team ended its stretch on the road with a 1-4 record in Ivy League play.
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.
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.
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.