PRINCETON, N.J. – The Harvard women's volleyball team (9-5, 4-1 Ivy) fell for the first time in conference play at Princeton (12-3, 5-0 Ivy) on Saturday night. The Tigers were dominant, taking sets one and two by wide margins but a late rally from Harvard challenged Princeton's grip on the match in set three. The Tigers were able to punch in the final points to end an eight-match win streak for the Crimson.
- Captain Christina Cornelius led the team with nine kills.
- Maclaine Fields will improve her overall hitting percentage this week, registering .364 tonight on six kills with just two errors in 11 attempts.
- Christina Cornelius, Paige Kebe and Maclaine Fields each added a block to the Crimson defense.
- Anna Uhr averaged three digs per set, well above her 2.73 season average prior to the match.
- The Tigers jumped to a 9-4 lead to open the match.
- On the back of Nnenna Ibe, Princeton charged to a 20-10 advantage.
- The Crimson continued to struggle against the Princeton attack, falling 25-12 in set one.
- Harvard opened set three with a 3-0 run, led by Maclaine Fields and Jocelyn Meyer
- Christina Cornelius and Maclaine Fields continued to support the Harvard attack, maintaining the lead through 10-9.
- Princeton upped its game, taking a 16-11 lead.
- The Tigers continued the pressure, taking set two 25-13.
- Princeton again came out of the gates with all cylinders going, charging to a 5-1 advantage.
- Harvard kept pace, as the Crimson closed the gap to 10-7.
- Kills from Christina Cornelius and Jocelyn Meyer gave the Crimson some momentum at 13-11.
- Despite a valiant effort to tie the score at 14, 15 and 16, Harvard was unable to hold off the Tiger offense that secured the match with a 25-21 set three win.
The Crimson will return to the Malkin Athletic Center for a two-match set next weekend. The slate includes a Friday night matchup against Brown and a Saturday evening contest with Yale.