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Women's Volleyball Splits a Pair of Matches at the Aztec Invitational

Wallaced earned her second-straight all-tournament recognition at the Aztec Invitational (Gil Talbot).

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The Harvard women's volleyball team split a pair of matches Saturday to wrap up play at the Holiday Inn Mission Valley Aztec Invitational. The Crimson defeated Southern Methodist in its first match, 3-2, before falling to San Francisco, 3-1.

Kathleen Wallace led the attack against SMU, recording 12 kills and a .346 hitting percentage. Caroline Holte and Corinne Bain each notched 10 kills with Bain adding 25 assists for her second double-double of the year. Wallace again was on the offensive against San Francisco, totaling 13 kills while hitting .522.

Wallace was named to the all-tournament team following the conclusion of play. The sophomore averaged 2.15 kps while hitting .299 on the weekend.

Harvard led nearly the entire way in the first set against SMU and registered set point, 25-23, on a Holte kill. An 8-2 run late in the second set allowed the Crimson to pull away for a 25-19 victory, with Shults tallying the final score. The Mustangs rebounded to take sets three, 25-22, and four, 25-28, before Harvard persevered in the fifth with a 16-14 triumph.

The Crimson could not carry the momentum into the nightcap as San Francisco registered a four-set victory, 25-20, 25-9, 16-25, 25-20.

Harvard will be back in action Wednesday, Sept. 18, against UMass-Lowell at 7 p.m. in the Malkin Athletic Center.