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Men’s Volleyball Unveils 2012-13 Schedule

Junior Chris Gibbons, who ranked eighth nationally in digs per set with 2.47 last season, will be on the court for the Crimson in 2012-13 (Gil Talbot).

Full Schedule

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A year after achieving the program's first-ever AVCA national ranking, finishing the season at No. 15, the Harvard men's volleyball team has announced its 2012-13 schedule, which includes 11 home matches at the Malkin Athletic Center.

"Our 2013 schedule turned out to be one of the most challenging and compelling we've had in years," 2012 EIVA Bob Sweeney Coach of the Year, Brian Baise, said. "The EIVA might have more depth and talent this year than ever before. We also have some great opportunities outside of our conference as well, including rival MIT at home. It is a schedule that will test us and make us better and provide some exciting volleyball for our fans well."

The Crimson returns 10 members from the 2011-12 squad that posted 18 wins, the third-most in program history, and ranked seventh in the NCAA in hitting percentage (.298) and eighth in win percentage (.750). Harvard placed second in the EIVA regular season standings with a 10-4 record, and upset No. 12 Cal State Northridge, 3-1, to notch its first win against a ranked opponent with Brian Baise, the 2012 EIVA Bob Sweeney Coach of the Year, at the helm.

The Crimson opens its season on the road against Stevens Jan. 18 and New York University Jan. 19. Harvard begins conference play at St. Francis (Pa.) and Penn State, which went undefeated in the EIVA last season, the following weekend.  

After participating in the Hall of Fame Classic in Springfield, Mass., the Crimson will kick off a five-match home slate with Rivier Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. The opening homestand also features a match with local opponent, MIT, Feb. 9 and Penn State Feb. 15.

Harvard will look to avenge the 3-0 defeat in the EIVA championship semifinals that halted its championship run last season with a road match against George Mason March 1. The Patriots visit the MAC April 6 at 7 p.m. as part of  five consecutive home matches, which includes three other conference opponents: Princeton (April 5), NJIT (April 12) and Rutgers-Newark (April 13).

Harvard concludes its regular season at EIVA-foe Sacred Heart on April 20. The EIVA tournament semifinals are slated for April 25, with the conference championship match scheduled for April 27. 

Schedule

Jan 18, 2013

at Stevens



7:00 p.m.

 

Jan 19, 2013

at New York University



4:00 p.m.


Jan 25, 2013

at Saint Francis (PA) *



7:00 p.m.


Jan 26, 2013

at Penn State *



TBA


Feb 1, 2013

vs. Loyola (Ill.) @ Springfield, Mass.

Hall of Fame Classic


TBA


Feb 2, 2013

vs. TBA @ Springfield, Mass.

Hall of Fame Classic


TBA


Feb 5, 2013

Rivier



7:00 p.m.


Feb 8, 2013

Lees-McRae



7:00 p.m.


Feb 9, 2013

MIT



4:00 p.m.


Feb 15, 2013

Penn State *



7:00 p.m.


Feb 16, 2013

Saint Francis (PA)



7:00 p.m.


Feb 22, 2013

at NJIT *



7:00 p.m.


Feb 23, 2013

at Rutgers-Newark *



2:00 p.m.


Mar 1, 2013

at George Mason *



7:00 p.m.


Mar 2, 2013

at Princeton *



4:00 p.m.


Mar 7, 2013

at Emmanuel (Mass.)



7:00 p.m.


Mar 13, 2013

Sacred Heart *



7:00 p.m.


Mar 15, 2013

at UC Santa Barbara



10:00 p.m.


Mar 18, 2013

at Cal Baptist



10:00 p.m.


Mar 19, 2013

at Concordia



7:00 p.m.


Mar 30, 2013

Erskine



1:00 p.m.


Apr 5, 2013

Princeton *



7:00 p.m.


Apr 6, 2013

George Mason *



2:00 p.m.


Apr 12, 2013

NJIT *



7:00 p.m.


Apr 13, 2013

Rutgers-Newark *



2:00 p.m.

 

Apr 20, 2013

at Sacred Heart *



4:00 p.m.


Apr 25, 2013

TBA

EIVA Semifinals


8:00 a.m.


Apr 27, 2013

TBA

EIVA Finals


8:00 a.m.

Home games in bold.
* = Conference games.