Women’s Volleyball Tripped Up by Syracuse, 3-1

Jaimie Rao goes for the kill.
Photo by: Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Closing out nonconference action at home in the Malkin Athletic Center, the Harvard women's volleyball team (2-7, 0-0 Ivy) was tripped up by Syracuse (2-4, 0-0 ACC) today, Sept. 21. The Crimson fell by set scores of 23-25, 23-25, 25-12 and 25-17.

Junior Mindie Mabry continues to top the Crimson's line up, registering 10 kills against the Orange for her third-straight match in double figures and a season-high .435 hitting percentage. Junior co-captain Evelyn Gray added support to Harvard's offensive efforts with eight kills, recording only one error to hit at a team-best and career-high .467 clip. Setters Bella Almanza and Ashley Wang assisted Harvard's attack with 36 helpers, each dishing out 18 and 16, respectively. Wang was dominant from the service line, recording a career-high six aces against the Orange.

Defensively, junior Sandra Zeng led the backcourt with 13 digs. Mabry finished the match adding six digs to her tally, while sophomore Kate Condra recorded five. Senior Sope Adeleye led the Crimson in blocks with four of Harvard's 10 total. Rao notched three, while Gray put up four to help the Crimson defense at the net.

Harvard Highlights
- Harvard tallied nine service aces, six of which came from first-year Ashley Wang.
- Junior co-captain Evelyn Gray recorded a team-best and career-high .467 hitting percentage off eight kills and one error.
- The Crimson recorded zero errors in set three, hitting at a match-high .565 clip.

Up Next
Harvard will begin Ivy League action next Saturday, Sept. 28, hosting Dartmouth at 5 p.m. at the Malkin Athletic Center. The match will be broadcast on ESPN+.