NEW YORK, N.Y. – Closing out its three-match Ivy road trip, the Harvard women's volleyball team (5-7, 0-3 Ivy) dropped a 3-1 decision to Columbia (8-5, 2-1 Ivy) tonight, Sept. 29. The loss came by set scores of 19-25, 16-25, 25-18 and 22-25.
Senior co-captain Christina Cornelius dominated on the Crimson attack, posting an unblemished mark with a team-best 15 kills and zero errors to hit at a .484 clip. Grace Roberts Burbank and Mindie Mabry contributed to Harvard's offensive efforts, adding 10 and seven kills, respectively. First-year Bella Almanza dished out 27 out of the Crimson's 38 assists, helping connect Harvard to 41 total kills.
- Harvard came out firing in set three, securing 14 kills and a .379 attack percentage with only three errors.
- The Crimson won the blocking battle again the Lions, tallying 11 to Columbia's nine.
- The score tied nine times in the final frame with five lead changes.
- The Crimson fell to 43-18 in its all-time series with Columbia.
Harvard will return home to welcome Ivy opponents Penn and Princeton to the Malkin Athletic Center, Oct. 5-6. First serves are set for 7 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively, and will be broadcast on ESPN+.