Harvard Men's Volleyball Falls at Springfield, 3-0

Harvard Men's Volleyball Falls at Springfield, 3-0

The Crimson fell in three sets at Springfield Wednesday (Gil Talbot).

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Harvard men’s volleyball team lost a 3-0 decision to Springfield Wednesday night at Blake Arena. The Pride won the match 25-18, 25-21, 25-14, to drop the Crimson to 7-9 on the season.

The Crimson never could find its footing in the match, as the Pride used extended runs to keep Harvard at bay in each set. Springfield used a 7-2 run in the opening set, along with a .524 hitting percentage to take the opening set. The Pride’s Alberto Bravo recorded seven of his match-high 16 kills in the first set.

Harvard kept the early part of the second set close. Michael Owen converted a service ace to tie the set at 11-11, but the Pride offense continued its success, tallying 15 kills to the Crimson’s nine to go up two sets. Harvard would only hit four kills in the third set, as the Pride used a 10-2 run to take a 16-7 advantage. It was all Springfield needed to take the third set and the match.

Matt Jones led the Crimson with nine kills.

New York University will visit Cambridge Friday as the Crimson look to get back into the win column. The match is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.