Women's Volleyball Falls to Stony Brook, Syracuse at Fordham Invitational

Christine Wu earned all-tournament honors for Harvard (Gil Talbot).

After compiling a 1-1 record in day one of the Fordham Invitational, the Harvard women's volleyball team dropped decisions to Stony Brook and Syracuse in day two of the tournament. The Crimson now stands at 2-5 on the season.   

Stony Brook jumped out to a quick lead in the opening set and maintained a comfortable advantage to secure a 25-19 win in the opening set. The Crimson responded in the second set, taking a 13-9 lead midway through the stanza, but a 15-6 run by the Seawolves led them to another 25-19 set win. The two teams stayed close through the early part of the third set but the Crimson put together a 9-1 run to pull away for a 25-20 win in the third set. The fourth set saw both teams stay within four points of one another the entire set but the Seawolves converted some timely hitting down the stretch to seal the 3-1 match win.

Anne Carroll Ingersoll, in her first action of the season, led the Harvard attack with eight kills and added four total blocks for the match. Teresa Skelly and Sandra Lynne Fryhofer each recorded five blocks and Christine Wu had a match-high 18 digs. Alicia Nelson led the Seawolves with 18 kills and Ashley Headen chipped in with 15 kills in the win.  

In the final match of the tournament, Syracuse vaulted out to a 19-10 lead and captured the first set 25-13. The Crimson closed the gap over the final two sets but was unable to top the Orange, falling by a final score of 3-0. Mikaelle Comrie had seven kills for the Crimson while Erin Cooney added six in the loss. Christine Wu totaled 14 digs and Fryhofer and Taylor Docter each had three blocks for the match. Noemie Lefebvre led all hitters with 13 kills for the Orange.

Syracuse captured the tournament title, compiling a 4-0 record over the two days of competition. Harvard's Christine Wu earned all-tournament honors, totaling 65 digs over the four matches.

Harvard is back in action Sept. 14, as the Crimson travels to Holy Cross for a 7:00 p.m., midweek matchup.