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Bain Records Triple-Double as Women's Volleyball Falls in Five at Brown

Bain turned in a triple-double with 15 kills, 33 assists and 11 digs (Gil Talbot).

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Freshman Corinne Bain recorded a triple-double in a five-set thriller at Brown Saturday evening but it was not enough as the Harvard women's volleyball team fell to the Bears in the end, 3-2. The loss was the second straight for the Crimson and came by set scores of 22-25, 25-19, 25-22, 21-25 and 15-10.

Bain turned in a stellar performance for Harvard (6-6, 1-2 Ivy League) as she led the team in both kills and assists en route to the first known triple-double in Crimson history. The freshman finished the day with a career-high 15 kills to go with a .333 hitting percentage, and also tallied 33 assists and 11 digs. Bain added three block assists and four aces to her stat line, giving her 30 aces on the season.

Caroline Holte also registered a career-high 13 kills and hit .370 as Kristen Casey and Caroline Walters contributed nine kills apiece. Hannah Schmidt, who splits setting duties with Bain, notched her third double-double of the year with 20 assists and 10 digs.

The defensive effort was led by Natalie Doyle who turned in 16 digs. Grace Weghorst recorded 15 digs with Holte adding seven blocks at the net.

Brown (6-8, 2-1 Ivy League) was paced by Thea Derrough's 20 kills while Maddie Lord chipped in 15. Maryl Vanden Bos (24 assists), Rachele Killian (17 assists) and Sarah Lucenti (15 assists) shared setting duties and helped to lead the Bears to a .302 team hitting percentage.

Brown used a 3-0 run midway through the first set to pull out to a 14-10 advantage. Harvard pulled within one, 16-15, off a block from Holte and Kathleen Wallace, but another spurt by the Bears moved the score to 20-16 in favor of the host. Brown held off a late charge by the Crimson for the set win, 25-22.

Harvard rallied from a two-point deficit in the second set for a 9-7 edge thanks in part to a pair of blocks from Holte and Bain. The Crimson moved ahead by five, 16-11, on a Bain kill and took set point, 25-19, on another kill from Bain.

The third set began with a 4-0 Harvard run that included an ace from Bain and two Casey kills. Bain added another ace to push the margin to 15-9 midway through the frame before a brief run by Brown cut the lead to 19-16. Yet another Bain ace and a kill by Holte regained a six-point margin for the Crimson, 23-17, and Holte put the frame away, 25-22.

Tied 19-19 in the fourth, Brown opened a 21-19 margin which it would not relinquish. A Holte kill brought Harvard within one, 21-20, but a pair of Amanda Nickel kills pushed the score to 23-20. Consecutive errors by the Crimson gave the set to the Bears, 25-21.

Brown opened a 4-1 advantage in fifth and deciding frame before three straight points from Harvard evened the score at 5-5. A 3-0 spurt by the Bears opened a 10-6 margin and after kills by Alexandra Rieckhoff and Derrough Brown was on top by five, 12-7. The Crimson cut its deficit to two, 12-10, following Bain's fourth ace but Brown responded with a 3-0 run to take the match, 15-10.

Harvard returns to action next weekend as it hosts Cornell and Columbia at the Malkin Athletic Center.