Ithaca, N.Y. – Despite coming back from a 0-2 set deficit to force the fifth, the Harvard women's volleyball team (11-7, 6-4 Ivy) was unable to take three straight to overcome Cornell (10-9, 6-4 Ivy). The Big Red quickly took control in sets one and two with scores of 25-16 and 25-19, but Harvard rallied to take back the match, winning sets three and four 25-21 and 25-22. Cornell managed to get ahead early in set five, forcing the Crimson to play catch-up and eventually taking the set and match with a 15-10 score.
Maclaine Fields was again a solid contributor with a .400 hitting percentage on 15 kills and just three errors. Christina Cornelius led the Crimson with 17 kills, and added 12 digs. Anna Uhr and Erin McCarthy combined for 43 of Harvard's 80 digs and rookie Evelyn Gray notched a career high eight kills and a team high four blocks on the night.
The Crimson defensive corps posted 80 digs and six blocks, with five different players getting arms up at the net.
Harvard women's volleyball will continue its road swing next weekend at Yale and Brown. Friday's match against Yale will be broadcast on ESPN3 and is set for a 7 p.m. start. Start time is set for 5 p.m. the next day in Providence, R.I.