Men’s Volleyball Tripped Up Against Laval, 3-2

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard men's volleyball suffered a 3-2 loss to Laval (Canada) in an exhibition at the Malkin Athletic Center on Wednesday, Jan. 9. The sets finished 25-20, 22-25, 19-25, 25-19 and 15-9.

The Crimson was led by junior Matthew Ctvrtlik, who tallied 43 assists on the night, to go with three kills and seven digs. 

Offensively, Harvard was led by Erik Johnsson, Griffin Schmit and Ryan Hong, who registered 13, 11 and 10 kills, respectively. Ryan Hong had an incredibly efficient match, recording 10 kills on 13 attempts for a .769 hitting percentage. First-year Campbell Schoenfeld had two service aces throughout the five-set match.

Defensively, the Crimson was led by Schmit and Hong who registered eight digs and seven total blocks, respectively. Harvard as a team outblocked Laval 10.5-2 on the night. Five Crimson student-athletes blocked multiple attacks by Laval.

Harvard Highlights
- Matthew Ctvrtlik tallied 43 of Harvard's 47 assists.
- Five Harvard student-athletes had six or more kills during the match.
- Ryan Hong connected on 10 of his 13 total attacks for a .769 hitting percentage.

Game Notes
- Harvard moves to 1-2 all-time against Laval.
- The Crimson outblocked Laval 10.5-2 and outhit them .419-.371 during the match.

Next Up
The Crimson is back at home tomorrow night (Thursday, Jan. 10) against Laval at 7 p.m., live on ESPN+.