Women’s Volleyball Picks Up 3-1 Win over Penn

Jaimie Rao goes for the kill.
Photo by: Gil Talbot
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Returning to the Malkin Athletic Center for its only home weekend of play for the month of October, the Harvard women's volleyball team (4-12, 2-5 Ivy League) picked up a 3-1 win over Penn tonight, Oct. 19, at the Malkin Athletic Center. The Crimson secured the win over the Quakers by set scores of 25-22, 25-23, 22-25 and 25-18.

Two Crimson players tallied double-digit kills tonight to lead Harvard's offense as first-year Katie Vorhies recorded 11 and senior co-captain Maclaine Fields knocked down 10. Junior Mindie Mabry nearly joined the duo in double figures with nine kills, while junior co-captain Evelyn Gray followed closely behind with eight. Fields led the Crimson attack with a .667 hitting percentage. Setters Ashley Wang and Bella Almanza connected Harvard on 49 total kills on the night, dishing out 21 and 18 assists, respectively. Adding to the Crimson's offensive efforts, sophomore Julia Beckmann registered three service aces.

Defensively, junior libero Sandra Zeng paced the Crimson with 14 digs. Mabry nearly had her second double-double of the season, adding 11 digs to her tally. Harvard was dominant at the net against Penn, totaling a season-high 18 blocks. Fields and Gray led the charge at the net with five blocks each, while first-year Ava Rauser added four and Mabry notched two.

Harvard Highlights
- The Crimson tallied a season-high 18 blocks tonight.
- Harvard hit a match-high .323 attack percentage in the fourth set.
- The Crimson held the Quakers to a .174 hitting percentage.

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Harvard will hit the road for Dartmouth on Friday, Oct. 25. First serve is slated for 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN+.