Men’s Volleyball Drops Match to Princeton, 3-1

Photo by: Gil Talbot
Photo by: Gil Talbot
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard men's volleyball falls to 2-2 in the EIVA after a four-set loss to Princeton. The Tigers took the first set 25-18 before Harvard battled back to take the second, 25-23. Then Princeton took the final two sets of the match 25-22 and 25-20. 

Leading the way for the Crimson was sophomore Griffin Schmit, who registered a team-high 15 kills on 25 attacks to boast a .480 hitting percentage. Also excelling on offense was junior Matthew Ctvrtlik, who had 37 assists and averaged 9.25 assists per set. 

First-year Campbell Schoenfeld tallied nine kills of his own and tied his season career-high with three service aces.

Defensively, Ctvrtlik recorded nine digs while first-year Jason Shen had eight of his own. Senior Trevor Dow registered two solo blocks to lead the Crimson front line. 

Harvard Highlights
- Griffin Schmit had his third match this season where he has recorded 15 or more kills. The previous two came against Ball St. and Purdue Fort Wayne.
- Campbell Schoenfeld had three service aces, tying his career-high against UC Santa Barbara to open the season.

Game Notes
- The Crimson falls to 23-36 all-time against the Tigers.
- Harvard tallied more digs than Princeton, 32-27. 

What's Next
Harvard is back tomorrow night for another EIVA matchup against NJIT, beginning at 5 p.m., live on ESPN+.