Harvard Returns Home to Face Holy Cross in Final Non-Conference Match-up

Photo of Chelsea Ono Horn, Lily Durwood and Sandra Lynne Fryfoher (at the net) courtesy of Gil Talbot.

Live Stats


Story Line
Harvard returns home for two contests this week after playing six matches on the road. The Crimson hosts Holy Cross in its final non-conference match-up Tuesday before opening Ivy League play Friday against Dartmouth.

Last Time Out
Harvard won the first set, 25-20, against Wyoming, but the Cowboys came back and won the final three sets, 25-21, 25-23, 26-24, Saturday evening in the final game of the Holly Young Invitational. The contest featured 17 ties and eight lead changes. Senior Lily Durwood handed out 46 assists, collected nine digs and posted four blocks to earn a spot on the all-tournament team.

Freshman Taylor Docter recorded her first collegiate double-double, leading the Crimson (3-7) with 14 kills on 37 kills for a .351 clip and 10 digs. Junior Mikaelle Comrie and sophomore Sandra Lynne Fryhofer contributed 13 and 11 strikes each. Defensively, sophomore Christine Wu led all players with 24 digs. Senior Alissa Flescher added eight kills and five blocks.

Scouting the Crusaders
Holy Cross comes to Cambridge with a 1-11 overall record. The Crusaders are coming off a 3-1 loss to Brown this past weekend at the Brown Invitational. Six different players have seven or more kills against the Bears,

Megan Leach leads the Crusaders with 2.87 kills per set, while Chelsey O’Donnell paces the squad with 7.89 assists per set and 16 total service aces. Callie Black has a team best 0.60 blocks per set and Angela Chisholm has 3.69 digs per set.

Holy Cross has gone the distance three times this season and played four sets six times. The Crusaders lone win of the season was a 3-1 victory over Bryant.

Series History
Harvard and Holy Cross have meet on the volleyball court 27 times since 1985. The Crimson owns a 20-7 lead in the series and has won 14 straight over the Crusaders. The two teams have not met since 2005.

Crimson Statistical Leaders
Sophomore Anne Carroll Ingersoll leads the Crimson in kills (2.79 per set), hitting percentage (.335) and blocks (0.89 per set). Classmate Christine Wu has a team-best 13 service aces and averages 5.03 digs per set, also a team best.

On the Horizon
The Crimson opens its Ancient Eight schedule against Dartmouth Friday night at 6 p.m. in the Malkin Athletic Center.