Men’s Volleyball Takes Down Emmanuel (Ga.) in Straight Sets

Ryan Hong action shot
Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot

HONOLULU, Hawaii – The Harvard men's volleyball team (2-1) defeated Emmanuel (Ga.) (0-3) for its second win of the season in straight sets. The Crimson handedly defeated the Lions earning a victory with set scores of 25-11, 25-16 and 25-15.

Sophomore Ryan Hong held the highest attack percentage on the night, .556, with six kills on nine attacks. Four more members of the Crimson had attack percentages above .300, including sophomore Campbell Schoenfeld who once again achieved double-digit kills with 10. Senior captain Matthew Ctvrtlik totaled 19 assists while sophomore Buddy Scott also reached double digit numbers with 10 assists. Both players helped lead the team to an overall .352 attack percentage.

At the service line, sophomores Eric Li and Jason Shen tallied two aces while junior Adam Gordon, Hong and Schoenfeld each had one.

Defensively, Harvard totaled 18 block assists with six of those blocks coming from Hong. Gordon was right behind him with five block assists of his own.

Harvard Highlights

  • Hong and Gordon both set new career highs in block assists with six and five, respectively.
  • This marks the second time this season that four or more members of the Crimson have achieved an above .300 attack percentage.

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The Crimson will head to Amherst, N.Y. to take on No. 9 Pepperdine and Daemen on Jan. 15 and 16, respectively.