Schmidt recorded her second straight double-double in the win (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's volleyball team rallied from a 2-0 deficit Saturday night to take a 3-2 win at Cornell, defeating the Big Red by set scores of 22-25, 14-25, 25-23, 26-24 and 15-13.
Corinne Bain registered her fifth triple-double of the season with 10 kills, 33 assists and 20 digs, and was complimented by Kathleen Wallace who turned in her second straight double-double with 18 kills and 14 digs. Paige Kebe contributed 12 kills and four blocks, with Caroline Holte adding nine kills and four blocks.
Harvard (9-8, 5-2 Ivy League) jumped out to a 3-0 lead to begin the match but relinquished its lead as Cornell (4-13, 0-7 Ivy League) rallied for a 25-22 victory. The Big Red carried that momentum into the second set, using an 8-1 run midway through the frame to pull away for a 25-14 win.
On the cusp of a second straight loss, the Crimson put together an 8-2 stretch to take a 20-15 lead in the third set and withstood a late charge by Cornell to hang on and take the set, 25-23. Harvard overcame a 19-15 deficit in the fourth, outscoring the Big Red 11-5 down the stretch to even the match at two sets apiece, 26-24.
The Crimson scored six unanswered points in the fifth set for a 7-3 advantage, and once again fended off a late charge by Cornell to steal the match, 16-14.
Harvard remains tied with Yale (10-6, 5-2 Ivy League) for second place in the conference standings, while Dartmouth (9-7, 6-1 Ivy League) leads the way with a one-match lead. The Crimson will travel to Hannover, New Hampshire on Friday, Oct. 23 for its rematch with the Big Green live on the Ivy League Digital Network.