Volleyball Primed For New England Challenge

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Harvard vs. Boston College
Sept. 14, 2017
7 p.m.
Malkin Athletic Center
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Ivy League Network
Ben Hayes, AJ Kanell
Harvard trails 18-24
W 3-2 (Sept. 16, 2016)
W1

 

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Harvard at Northeastern
Sept. 15, 2017
7 p.m.
Cabot Center
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GoNUxstream
AJ Kanell, John Avino
Harvard trails 5-28
L 1-3 (Sept. 17, 2016)
L1

 

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Harvard vs. UMass Lowell
Sept. 16, 2017
5 p.m.
Malkin Athletic Center
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Tyler Murray, Craig White
Series tied 5-5
W 3-0 (Sept. 18, 2013)
W4

 

 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Coming off a 2-1 finish at the Holiday Inn Invitational last weekend, the Harvard women's volleyball team is set to take on crosstown rivals Boston College, Northeastern and UMass Lowell in the annual New England Challenge. Up for grabs is regional bragging rights and an opportunity to earn hosting rights next season. 

Last Time Out
In Dayton, Ohio, the Crimson tallied its first two wins of the season over Wright State and Tennessee Tech, bookending the weekend tournament. Sophomore Maclaine Fields was named to the All-Tournament team for her contributions while rookie Mindie Mabry had a breakout match against the Golden Eagles, recording 10 kills and a .500 hitting percentage. 

Scouting Harvard
After a challenging home opener, Harvard began to hit its stride with two decisive, three-set victories at Wright State. The team will look to carry that momentum back to the MAC this weekend with a full slate of matches, hosting on Thursday and Saturday, and hitting the road in between. Currently, four players are averaging more than 2.00 kills per set, led by Christina Cornelius who has notched 52 kills to date. Erin McCarthy has been a jack of all trades for the Crimson this season, totaling 209 assists, 50 digs and seven blocks. 

Scouting Boston College
The Eagles of Boston College bring a 3-5 record into the New England Challenge with wins over Alabama at Birmingham, Bryant and Delaware. Cat Balido is dominating the Eagle attack, averaging 3.56 kills per set with a 114 total on the season. Jill Strockis is currently putting up 3.81 digs per set while five BC players have 10 plus blocks. 

Scouting Northeastern
The Huskies will still be warm after a five-set Tuesday night tilt with New Hampshire. Four Huskies tallied 10 or more kills and as a team, the Red and Black recorded 14.0 blocks. Amy Underdown, Athena Ardila and Brigitte Burcescu are averaging 2.84, 2.76 and 2.61 kills per set in their first 10 matches while Natalie Shollin and Gabrielle Tschannen have registered a combined 77 blocks at the net. 

Scouting UMass Lowell
After opening the season at three tournaments, the River Hawks have amassed a 3-6 overall record entering their first New England Challenge. Katherine Claybaugh has the team lead 2.86 kills per set. Behind the service line, Erica Cappellino has accumulated 16 aces this season. 

Ivy League Network
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What's Next?
Following the New England Challenge, Harvard will open Ivy League play on Sept. 22 against Dartmouth at the Malkin Athletic Center. First serve is set for 7 p.m.