Harvard will face three nonconference opponents this weekend at the Benson Hospitality Invite. The Crimson will play North Carolina State on Friday before a Saturday double against Georgia and UNC Ashville.
In 2014, a season-ending playoff loss in the semifinals to Princeton thwarted any attempt at another title run for the men's volleyball team. But even the loss could not diminish the success of the Crimson’s 2014 season, which was full of program bests in conference wins, national rankings, and all-EIVA player selections.
Harvard will stride into the Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, NJ as favorites to three-peat as Ivy Champions.
The Harvard men’s volleyball team (15-8, 11-3 EIVA) saw its season come to an end with a loss to Ivy rival Princeton (16-9, 10-4 EIVA) in the EIVA playoffs, held at Penn State.
Every senior class is special in its own right, but the Crimson will graduate a truly exceptional group of players this year.
The Harvard men's volleyball team defeated St. Francis in four sets with a match-winning spike from senior bench player Will Chambers.
When Harvard men’s volleyball team played Concordia last season, the Crimson was on the wrong side of a blowout, with the Eagles easily winning in straight sets. On Tuesday night, however, the Crimson (6-4, 4-1 EIVA) and the Eagles (14-4, 2-0 NAIA) went right down to the wire in a five-set thriller, with the Crimson eventually prevailing, 15-12, in the tense final set.
The No. 13 Harvard men’s volleyball team looked to pick up the first wins of its 2014 campaign in back-to-back home contests over the weekend. Unfortunately, facing two of the top teams in the country, the Crimson (0-3) faltered, suffering a 3-1 loss to Lewis on Friday night, then falling in straight sets to Loyola the following afternoon.
The Harvard sailing team had a disappointing weekend, as the squad was unable to qualify for the Atlantic Coast Tournament at the 73rd Professor Schell Trophy hosted by MIT.
Within the impressive team performance, Harvard golfers were able to claim all of the top three spots in the individual standings.
Harvard showed early signs of promise as early on it beat the eventual champion Brown squad, which was otherwise undefeated in the opening round.