Harvard Men's Volleyball Returns Home to Face NYU Friday

Harvard Men's Volleyball Returns Home to Face NYU Friday

Chris Gibbons and the Crimson host NYU Friday evening at the Malkin Athletic Center (Gil Talbot).

The Particulars
After almost three weeks without a home match, the Crimson returns to the Malkin Athletic Center Friday evening as it plays host to New York University. First serve is slated for 7 p.m.

Scouting the Crimson
Harvard spent spring break on the West coast, playing three of the nations top teams. Although the Crimson returned from the trip without a victory, it did challenge each opponent. In the final match of the trip, Harvard took the third set against the No. 1 team in the nation, Southern California.

Junior Matt Jones continues to lead the Crimson with 3.64 kills per set. Freshmen Chris Gibbons and Kyle Rehkemper are both averaging over two kills per set at 2.52 and 2.21, respectively.

Dan Schreff paces the Crimson with 1.79 digs per set this season. Gibbons is right behind with a 1.60 average and Rob Lothman averages 1.51.

Scouting The Violets
NYU, 14-7, 2-3 in the Hay division, is currently tied four fourth in the most recent AVCA Division III poll with Juniata. The Violets are winners of three straight, defeating Baruch (3-1), Hunter (3-0) and Princeton (3-1).

Taylor Fauntleroy leads the Violets with a 3.65 kills-per-set average. Three other NYU student-athletes are also tallying over two kills in each set, as Nick Capriccio (2.58), Francis Hodgson (2.42) and Patrick Dodd (2.25) are all offensive threats.

Dylan Ramey is collecting 2.31 digs per set, a team-best for the Violets, while Hodgson is NYU’s leader in blocks with 93 this season.

Up Next
Four road matches await the Crimson, before  it returns to Cambridge for the season finale against NJIT. Four of the five matches are against Hay division opponents.