Third Set Comeback Not Enough for Men's Volleyball at St. Francis (Pa.)

Third Set Comeback Not Enough for Men's Volleyball at St. Francis (Pa.)

LORETTO, Pa. – The Harvard men's volleyball (1-7, 1-1 EIVA) fell in four sets to St. Francis (Pa.) (6-8, 1-1 EIVA) tonight, Feb. 16 at the Degol Arena. The Red Flash handed the Crimson its first conference loss of the season, moving its record to 1-1 in EIVA play and 1-7 overall.

Senior co-captains Jack Heavey and Riley Moore continue to lead Harvard on attack this season, registering 11 and nine kills, respectively. Moore remains at the top of the Crimson's lineup in hitting percentage, recording just one error for a .444 mark tonight. Defensively, Chase Howard contributed 16 digs for the Crimson, while Trevor Dow put up five blocks.  

Set One
- The teams were only a few points away from each other until the Crimson went on a 5-0 run to take an early 10-4 lead
- The Red Flash chipped away at the score, eventually coming back within four at 20-16
- Saint Francis (Pa.) went on a 5-0 run to take a 23-22 lead
- Harvard tied the match at 24-24, but fell 26-24 in extra sets after two back-to-back kills by SFU

Set Two
- The score tied seven times to start the set at 7-7
- Saint Francis (Pa.) went on an 8-2 run to take control and a 20-10 lead
- Harvard attempted to cut the deficit with a 5-1 run of its own to make it 21-14
- Another 4-0 run brought the Crimson within five at 22-17, but Harvard was unable to recover, falling 25-19

Set Three
- Harvard got off to a fast start in the third set, taking a 7-4 lead off a service ace by Ctvrtlik and kill by Heavey
- Two separate 3-0 runs gave the Crimson a 15-10 lead
- A 6-1 run put Harvard up 24-16 as the Crimson was able to take its first set of the night off a SFU service error at 25-17

Set Four
- Despite four kills from Heavey and three by Moore, Harvard was unable to force a fifth set, falling 24-19

Up Next
Harvard will continue its EIVA road swing to Penn State tomorrow, Feb. 17 for a 4 p.m. match up.