Northeastern Slips Past Women’s Volleyball, 3-1

Sope Adeleye goes for a kill.
Photo by: Gil Talbot

BOSTON, Mass. – Closing out the New England Challenge on the road, the Harvard women's volleyball team (2-6, 0-0 Ivy) dropped a 3-1 decision at Northeastern tonight, Sept. 19. The Crimson fell to the Huskies by set scores of 21-25, 25-21, 25-27 and 10-25.

Three Crimson players tallied double-digit kills tonight, led by junior co-captain Evelyn Gray with 13 kills and a match-high .409 hitting percentage. This marked Gray's fourth match this season in double figures. Junior Mindie Mabry topped the Crimson's line up for the second-consecutive night with 12 kills, her second-straight match in double figures, while Jaimie Rao registered 12 kills as well, a career-high for the sophomore.  Setters Ashley Wang and Bella Almanza connected Harvard on 50 kills on the night, dishing out 24 and 16 assists, respectively.

Junior Sandra Zeng helped the Crimson defense tally 44 total digs, racking up a team-high 15. Mabry added to Harvard's defensive efforts as well, adding nine digs to her tally. At the net, senior Sope Adeleye helped slow down Northeastern's offense with a team-best four blocks, while Ava Rauser and Gray each tallied three apiece.  

Harvard Highlights
- Rao recorded a career-high 12 kills, while Gray hit at a team-best .409 clip.
- The Crimson defense held the Huskies to a .214 hitting percentage in set three.

Up Next
Harvard will close out its three-match week this Saturday, Sept. 21, hosting Syracuse at 2 p.m. at the Malkin Athletic Center. The match will be broadcast on ESPN+.