Paul Glootz posted three blocks in the win (photo courtesy of Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Harvard men's volleyball
team used powerful offense and stingy defense to defeat Emmanuel,
3-0, Tuesday evening at the Malkin Athletic Center. Senior Erik
Kuld and sophomore Matt Jones both posted double digit kills with
20 and 14, respectively. Six Crimson players tallied multiple digs,
with freshman Rob Lothman leading the team with eight. He also
handed out 39 assists on the night.
In the first set, the teams traded points before a Crimson attack error gave Emmanuel a 15-14 lead. Harvard then went on a 10-0 run, that featured seven errors by the visiting team, to put the set out of reach. The Crimson claimed a 30-23 victory over the Saints.
Harvard opened the second set with three straight points and never looked back. The Crimson posted 18 kills, while holding the Saints to just nine
In the third set, the Crimson used multiple offensive spurts to build an early 13-6 lead. A kill by senior Soren Rosier sparked another offensive run for the home team, forcing Emmanuel to call a timeout trailing 22-11. The Saints rallied at a comeback, outscoring the Crimson 12-7, but were unable to stop the Crimson and eventually fell, 30-23.
Harvard posted a team hitting percentage of .326 with 48 kills on 92 total attacks and just 18 errors.
Harvard's next three matches are on the road as the team faces Newbury (April 1), Rutgers-Newark (April 9) and NYU (April 10) before returning home for two final matches before the EIVA playoffs.