Women’s Volleyball Battles Brown to Five Sets, Falls 3-2

Photo by: Gil Talbot
Photo by: Gil Talbot
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Despite rallying back from a 0-2 deficit, the Harvard women's volleyball team (4-14, 2-7 Ivy League) fell in a battle to Brown, 3-2, tonight, Nov. 1, at the Malkin Athletic Center. The Crimson dropped the five-set match by set scores of 21-25, 21-25, 25-19, 25-23 and 14-16.

Junior Mindie Mabry was dominant on the Crimson attack, recording a career-high 24 kills and her third double-double of the season with 16 digs. Two Crimson players joined Mabry in double figures, as first-year Katie Vorhies registered 11 kills and sophomore Jaimie Rao added 10. Harvard tallied 11 service aces against the Brown Bears, including four from junior Sandra Zeng. Setters Bella Almanza and Ashley Wang split duties once again as Almanza dished out 23 assists and Wang provided 22.

Defensively, Harvard tallied 73 digs on the night, led by Mabry and Zeng with 16 each. Almanza posted her first double-double of the season, adding 14 digs to her tally. At the net, the Crimson recorded 26 blocks. Senior co-captain Maclaine Fields and first-year Ava Rauser led the charge with seven blocks apiece, while first-year Grace Allen added six and Vorhies contributed four.

Harvard Highlights
- Mindie Mabry recorded a career-high 24 kills, posting her seventh match this season with double-digit kills.
- Harvard held the Brown Bears to a .081 hitting percentage in set three.
- The Crimson recorded 11 service aces, led by Zeng with four and Fields and Mabry with two each.
- Three Crimson players tallied double-digit kills.

Up Next
The Crimson will return to the court tomorrow, Nov. 2 for a 5 p.m. matchup against Yale. The match will be broadcast on ESPN+.