Men's Volleyball Falls to Stevens in Four Sets

Matt Jones recorded four services aces on the night (Photo courtesy of

HOBOKEN, N.J. - Despite a rally in the third set, the Harvard men's volleyball team fell to the Stevens Institute of Technology, 3-1 (31-29, 30-27, 23-30, 23-30), Friday night at Canavan Arena.

Sophomore middle blocker Nicola Ivica led the Crimson offense with 17 kills and sophomore Matt Jones recorded 15 kills on the night. Jones also tallied four services aces in the match. On the defensive side, freshman Derek Jansma had 15 digs. Senior co-captain Gil Weintraub handed out 44 assists.

After falling in the first two sets, 29-31 and 27-30, Harvard used a 4-1 run at the end of the third set to pick up a 30-23 win. Looking to tie the match in the fourth set, Harvard fought hard, but the Ducks used an 8-3 run to pull away from the Crimson and clinched the match with a 30-23 victory.

Harvard held the advantage in blocks, with 8.0 total team blocks while Stevens had 7.0. Freshman Paul Glootz had two solo blocks on the night.

The Crimson is back in action Saturday at NJIT. First serve is slated for 2 p.m.