"When I stepped into The Crimson as a freshman, I was set on becoming a men’s basketball writer...Plans, of course, are subject to change."
Corie Bain is one of the best—if not the singular best—player in the history of Harvard women’s volleyball.
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.
Over the past two years, the Harvard women’s volleyball team has dug itself into early-season holes, only to go on to win a share of the Ivy League championship both times.
In a match between what could pan out to be the top two teams in the Ancient Eight, the Crimson handily beat the Big Green in three straight sets.
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.
It is often when playing against completely new teams that a team develops. It is in these matchups that it realizes both the skills of which it has attained mastery, and what it needs to work on.
Off to a 1-5 start for the second season in a row, the Crimson struggled to rally against any of its opponents this weekend.
After showing signs of promise in its first game against Siena, Georgia uncovered areas of weakness in the conclusion of the Beantown Challenge, as the Crimson went on the split its weekend slate.
Buoyed by Bain’s triple-double of 15 kills, 18 assists, and 14 digs, the Crimson cruised to victory past Mattaliano and Princeton in a four-set victory to nab the program’s first NCAA bid.
With the program's first ever berth in the NCAA Tournament, this year's volleyball squad will leave its name in the history books.
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.
The Crimson rode the game's first four goals to a 5-2 win over RPI in a chippy first game of the ECAC quarterfinals.