Despite a career-high 16 kills from freshman Katrina Post, Harvard handed Bruno a 3-0 loss on Friday night, edging the Bears in close sets. Brown was twice within four points of winning sets against the Crimson, but Harvard was able to hold on in both cases for the sweep. With the loss, the Bears fall to 4-13 overall and 0-6 in Ivy League games, while Harvard improves to 8-10 on the season and 4-3 in league play.
In the opening set, the two squads battled back and forth through a tie at 21 apiece. Harvard was then able to get two critical points, however, allowing the Crimson to hold on for a tightly fought 25-23 victory and 1-0 match lead. Harvard carried that momentum through the second, taking a 25-17 win, before the Bears rallied back in the third. After the Crimson jumped out to an early 10-4 lead, Bruno came storming back, eventually pulling to within 20-19. However, Harvard once again picked up a few important points, and held off the comeback bid to close out the match with a 25-21 victory.
The Bears will be back in action tomorrow afternoon, when they host Dartmouth at 4:00 p.m. at the Pizzitola Center.