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Women's Volleyball Falls in Straight Sets at Yale

The Crimson fell in straight sets to Yale on Saturday to fall to 2-3 in the Ivy League (Gil Talbot).

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Harvard women's volleyball suffered a 3-0 loss to Yale Saturday afternoon in New Haven, Conn.

Yale (11-4, 5-0 Ivy League) outhit the Crimson .306 to .183 led by Mollie Rogers' 14 kills. Five Bulldogs recorded at least five kills in the victory as Kendall Polan dished out 37 assists with 11 digs. Harvard (9-6, 2-3 Ivy League) was led by Taylor Docter who notched 12 kills and a .324 hitting percentage. Natalie Doyle tallied 33 assists and 10 digs for her fourth consecutive double-double.

Yale took charge of the match early, opening an 11-6 lead in the first set. The Crimson pulled to within two points, 17-15, but could not complete the comeback and fell 25-17.

The Bulldogs led from beginning to end in the second set, opening a margin as wide as seven points. Harvard worked its way back to within two points once again, 22-20, but Yale held on for a 25-21 win.

Yale jumped out to a large lead again in the third set, using a 3-0 run for an 11-6 margin. The Bulldogs led 17-11 following a second 3-0 run and recorded match point, 25-20.

Harvard will return home next weekend with a pair of Ivy League matches at the Malkin Athletic Center. The Crimson will first take on Cornell on Friday, Oct. 14 at 7:00 p.m. before facing Columbia on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 5:00 p.m.