Defense Leads Men’s Volleyball to Sweep Over Sacred Heart

Photo by: Gil Talbot
Photo by: Gil Talbot
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard men's volleyball tallied 8.5 blocks and 31 digs in its three-set sweep over Sacred Heart on Saturday at the Malkin Athletic Center. Harvard won the first set, 25-21, second set, 25-18, and third set, 25-20.

Leading the defense was Griffin Schmit, who recorded a game-high 12 digs and two block assists on the afternoon. Matthew Ctvrtlik tallied eight digs, while Eric Li and Campbell Schoenfeld each had solo blocks.

Offensively, Schoenfeld paced Harvard with a game-high 14 kills on 31 attacks for a .419 hitting percentage. Following Schoenfeld was Schmit and Li, who both had six kills of their own. Ctvrtlik also had 26 assists, averaging 8.67 assists per set.

As a team, Harvard out-hit Sacred Heart .351-.151 and out-blocked the Pioneers 8.5-7.

Harvard Highlights
- Campbell Schoenfeld had 14 kills on the night, now hitting double-digit kills in three of his last four games. His 4.67 kills per set are a career high.
- Griffin Schmit had double-digit kills for the third time this season, recording 12 during the three-set match. 

Game Notes
- Harvard out-blocked Sacred Heart 8.5-7 and out-hit them .351-.151
- This is Harvard's second sweep of the season. 

What's Next
The Crimson hits the road for a pair of matches against Barton on Monday, March 18 at 7 p.m., and Mount Olive on Tuesday, March 19 at 7 p.m.