PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – In just its third five-set match of the season, the Crimson (9-4, 4-0 Ivy) came out victorious against Penn (6-7, 1-3 Ivy), preserving its unbeaten Ivy record.
Harvard saw contributors from all over the roster, including Erin McCarthy with 55 assists, Jocelyn Meyer with 18 kills and a .552 hitting percentage, and Grace Roberts Burbank putting down 20 kills, the first Crimson player to do so this season.
Christina Cornelius was an impact player from the back row, totaling 13 digs to notch her third double-double of the season. While the junior middle blocker is known for her swing, the Los Angeles native has increasingly taken on a defensive role in the most recent matches, posting double-digit digs in four matches to date.
In the decisive set five, the Crimson went on a 8-2 run, showing its ability to dominate the court. Harvard powered through the final set, taking the match with a 15-6 win.
Harvard will head to Princeton tomorrow night for a 5 p.m. match up. The Crimson and the Tigers are the only unbeaten teams left in the Ivy League.