Harvard out attacked the Highlanders, but were unable to convert that into a victory, falling 3-1 (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's volleyball team tallied six more kills than the Highlanders, but it was not enough to secure the victory as NJIT came away with a 3-1 win Saturday afternoon. The Crimson remains winless in conference play at 0-7 in Hay division action and 8-13 overall.
The Highlanders won the first set, 25-19, despite the Crimson notching 14 kills to their nine. NJIT committed only four errors in the set though, as Harvard finished the set with eight. The squads each hit 13 kills in the second set, but it was again the Highlanders taking the set, 25-22.
The Crimson cut into the Highlander lead with a 27-25 victory in the third set. Matt Jones recorded six of his match-high 22 kills in the set. Harvard as a team had 17 kills on a 35.5 attack percentage in the effort.
Harvard could not maintain the momentum as the Highlanders wrapped up the match with a 25-17 win in the fourth set. Adam Feehan led NJIT with 13 kills, while Adam Gustafson had 12 of his own for the Highlanders. Following Jones, Chris Gibbons had 15 kills for the Crimson. Gibbons also led Harvard with 12 kills in the match.
The Crimson will finish up the regular season next Saturday when it hosts the Highlanders for a rematch. First serve is set for 3 p.m.