Men's Volleyball Continues Winning Streak, Defeats Newbury, 3-1

Pictured: Matt Jones
Photo Courtesy: Gil Talbot

BROOKLINE, Mass. - The Harvard men's volleyball team posted their third consecutive victory Thursday night with a 3-1 win over Newbury College (30-20, 30-25, 27-30, 30-22). With the win, the Crimson moves to 5-12 on the season.

Senior Erik Kuld continued to provide consistent offense for Harvard, with 27 kills. He also tallied a match-high 14 digs. Sophomore Matt Jones recorded 22 kills on the night.

The third set proved to be very close, as there were 18 ties and six lead changes. Late in the set, the Crimson held a 25-22 advantage over the home team, but the Nighthawks went on an 8-2 run, that included five blocks, to claim a 30-27 victory and force a fourth set.

After falling behind 4-1 early in the fourth set, the Crimson took control and tied the score at 9-9. Harvard continued to stifle the home team, and Jones posted a set-high five kills to lead the Crimson to a 30-22 set win.

Freshman Rob Lothman handed out 51 assists on the night while senior Soren Rosier posted four blocks.

Harvard travels Rutgers-Newark for a pivotal EIVA Hay Division match Friday, April 9.