CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's volleyball team extended its winning streak to five matches tonight, April 6, with a five-set triumph over Princeton. The Crimson now owns a 9-2 record in conference play and has an 11-11 mark overall. After a dominant first two sets from Harvard, the Tigers battled back in set three and four to tie the score and force a decisive fifth set. The Crimson answered with a strong set five to seal the match, 3-2. The win came by set scores of 25-15, 25-21, 18-25, 19-25 and 15-13.
Matthew Ctvrtlik recorded his fifth double-double of the season with a team-best 28 assists and 12 digs, while Marko Kostich posted his third, tallying 25 helpers and 11 digs. Sophomore Chase Howard also aided the defensive end, adding 11 digs on the night.
Three Crimson players registered double-digit kills, with Brad Gretsch leading the way at 17, Erik Johnsson setting a season-high at 14 and Riley Moore notching 10 for his fifth match this season in double figures. Additionally, Trevor Dow slammed down eight kills, one short of his season high.
With the win, Harvard hangs on to its No. 2 spot in the EIVA standings, just two matches behind league-leading George Mason.
The Crimson will celebrate the Class of 2018 tomorrow afternoon, April 7, before its match against NJIT at the Malkin Athletic Center at 4 p.m.