Pictured: Erik Kuld led all hitters with 16 kills against
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Harvard men's volleyball team dropped its sixth match of the season, falling to MIT, 3-0 (31-29, 30-28, 30-19), Wednesday at duPont Athletic Center. Harvard now stands at 0-6 on the season while MIT improves to 12-4.
The Crimson fought back from an early deficit to tie the score at 29-29 in the first set, but two quick MIT points gave the hosts the win in the opening frame. The Crimson remained close through the second game but tough serving by the Engineers down the stretch helped the hosts to a 30-28 final in the second stanza.
Senior Erik Kuld led the Crimson with 16 kills and classmate Gil Weintraub chipped in with 10 kills and 12 assists. Freshman Rob Lothman handed out 26 assists and sophomore Nikola Ivica recorded four blocks in the loss. Matt Hohenberger led the Engineers with 13 kills and David Thomas and Mike Demyttenaere each pitched in eight in the win.
Harvard is back in action Feb. 25 as it takes on UC Sanata Barabara. First serve is slated for 7 p.m.