Women’s Volleyball Falls to Penn, 3-1

Ava Rauser goes for the kill.
Photo by: Gil Talbot

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Harvard women's volleyball team (5-15, 3-8 Ivy League) suffered a 3-1 setback at Penn (10-10, 3-8 Ivy League), tonight, Nov. 8, at the Palestra. The Crimson fell by set scores of 23-25, 21-25, 25-15 and 20-25.

Junior Mindie Mabry led the Crimson attack, recording double-digit kills for the fourth consecutive match and ninth time this season with 11. Senior co-captain Maclaine Fields joined Mabry at the top of the lineup, also registering 11 kills and team-best .429 hitting percentage with just two errors on the night. Sophomore Bella Almanza connected Harvard on 44 total kills, dishing out 34 assists. The Crimson continues to dominate at the service line, as sophomore Grace Varsames paced the team with three, while Grace Roberts Burbank and Almanza contributed two apiece of Harvard's 11 total.

Junior Sandra Zeng guided the backcourt, notching a career-high 20 digs. Junior co-captain Evelyn Gray followed behind with nine, while Almanza contributed eight. At the net, first-year Katie Vorhies posted a team-high five blocks. Fields added four, while first-year Ava Rauser totaled three.

Up Next
The Crimson will return to the court tomorrow night, Nov. 9, at Princeton. First serve is slated for 5 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN+.