CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In its final non-conference match of the season, the Harvard men's volleyball team (7-11, 6-2 EIVA) swept past Alderson Broaddus in three sets this afternoon, March 24 at the Malkin Athletic Center. The win came by set scores of 25-8, 25-14 and 26-24.
Harvard outhit Alderson Broaddus .253 to .048 and outblocked the Battlers' 19 to 12 to earn its second straight win of the weekend. Senior co-captain Jack Heavey and Marko Kostich paced the Crimson attack with 10 and six kills apiece. Riley Moore recorded zero errors for the fifth time this season and second consecutive match, notching four kills to register a team-best .667 hitting percentage. Matthew Ctvrtlik added four kills and only one error, along with 11 assists to aid the Harvard offense. Defensively, sophomore libero Jack Connolly recorded a career-high seven digs, while Moore registered a team-high seven block assists.
- Harvard stormed to an 8-0 lead to begin the match behind back-to-back kills from Jack Heavey
- The Crimson upped the margin to 13-3 off a kill from Ctvrtlik
- A 6-1 run gave Harvard a substantial lead at 20-5
- Marty Heavey recorded the first kill of his career to give the Crimson its 23rd point
- A kill by Brad Gretsch ended the frame at 25-8
- The Crimson moved to a 5-2 advantage to start set two
- Harvard capitalized on the Battlers' errors and used an 8-2 run to increase its lead to 13-6
- A string of six straight points behind the serve of Jack Heavey made it 22-9
- Alderson Broaddus answered to take the next four points
- Kills from Adam Gordon and Connolly gave the Crimson points 23 and 24 who went on to close the set at 25-14
- With the match on the line, the Battlers' offense came alive to take its first lead of the match at 6-5
- Harvard closed the lead to 12-9 on a kill from Moore
- Alderson Broaddus continued to pressure, lifting its advantage to 18-14
- A 4-1 run got the Crimson back within one at 20-19
- Behind the arm of Kostich, Harvard tied the score at 23-23
- Two kills from Kostich and a block with Moore sealed the match at 26-24
Harvard will continue its homestand next weekend March 30-31, hosting Saint Francis (Pa.) and Penn State. Both matches are slated to begin at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on the Ivy League Network.