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Wallace, Bain Can't Lift Women's Volleyball Past Columbia

Wallace, Bain Can't Lift Women's Volleyball Past Columbia

Wallace scored 16 kills as the Crimson fell at Columbia (Gil Talbot).

NEW YORK CITY – The Harvard women's volleyball team went on the road to Columbia Friday night and was upset by the host Lions, 3-1. The defeat came by set scores of 25-20, 25-19, 17-25 and 25-19.

Kathleen Wallace registered a match-high 16 kills for Harvard (13-9, 8-5 Ivy League) as Corinne Bain tallied 12 kills with a .308 percentage. Erin Cooney and Grace Weghorst each added nine kills to the attack, but the Crimson committed 28 errors en route to a .185 hitting percentage.

Bain also contributed 24 assists and 13 digs for her sixth triple-double of the season. Kristen Casey paced the defensive effort with 16 digs to go with 10 from Weghorst.

Columbia (6-16, 4-9 Ivy League) received 10-kill efforts from Katarina Jovicik and Bailey Springer, as Jennifer Petrovich turned in a 22-assist, 13-dig double-double.

Columbia sprinted out to a 5-0 lead to begin the match and pulled away with a 13-6 stretch late for the 25-20 first-set win. After trailing by as many as four points in the second off a Weghorst kill, 10-6, the hosts went back in front with a 5-0 run, 15-12. Columbia extended its margin to 21-14, and took set point, 25-19.

Harvard answered back in the third and went on top 15-8 following a 5-0 stretch of its own. Kills by Cooney helped to move the score to 20-13, and a Weghorst ace put the frame away, 25-17.

It was all Columbia in the fourth as the Lions opened an 8-1 advantage. Harvard battled back to within three points, 15-12, but the Lions found an answer and registered match point, 25-19.

Harvard will close out its season tomorrow as it faces Cornell in Ithaca, N.Y. First serve is scheduled for 5 p.m.

ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS