Oct. 5, 2007
Providence, RI - In what was a close match for three games, the Brown volleyball team (2-10, 0-2 Ivy) dropped a 3-1 decision to Harvard (6-9, 1-2), 30-28, 30-24, 26-30, 30-18, on Friday evening. Despite dropping a close first game and holding a six-point lead in game two, a win in the third game was not enough to propel the Bears to a win.
The key in the match was the Crimson attack, which hit .241 for the match to Brown's .170. In the key second game, which the Bears led 14-8 at one point, Harvard hit .364, including five kills in the final six points to pull away.
Several Bears did put forth solid performances in the loss. Junior setter Natalie Meyers (Seal Beach, CA) had a double-double with 57 assists and 17 digs, along with three block assists. Also recording a double-double was sophomore Kiana Alzate (Del Mar, CA), who had 10 kills and 15 digs. Senior libero Katie Lapinski (Niles, IL) led the Bears with 24 digs.
Brown's strong trio of freshmen - outside hitter Megan Toman (Newport Beach, CA), right-side hitter Brianna Williamson (Cincinnati, OH), and middle blocker Danielle Vaughan (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA) - all had strong performances. Toman led the Bears with 18 kills and a .269 hitting percentage (18-4-52). Williamson was right behind her with 14 kills and a .238 percentage. Vaughan had six total blocks, three solo, to go with seven kills.
Crimson senior middle blocker Suzie Trimble was one of five Harvard players with double-digit kills, notching a match-high 19, while sophomore libero Katherine Kocurek led all players with 37 digs.
Brown will continue its road trip Saturday, playing at Dartmouth at 4 p.m.