PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania volleyball team fell 3-0 (19-25, 17-25, 18-25) to Harvard on Friday night at The Palestra. The Crimson, who currently sit at the top of the Ivy League, improve to 7-2 in the conference this season.
For the second consecutive match, the Quakers (9-12, 3-6) were led offensively by senior Alex Caldwell. Caldwell registered a team-best 10 kills, finding double digits for the second-straight outing and sixth time this season. She also hit a match-high and season-best .529, making just a single error.
Senior setter Ronnie Bither notched her ninth double-double this season with 25 assists and 10 digs. Other notable performers included classmate Michellie McDonald-O’Brien, who notched eight kills. Defensively, sophomore Michelle Pereira racked up 21 digs. Pereira currently ranks fifth in the Ivy League in digs per set.
Kathleen Wallace paved the way for Harvard, posting 11 kills and 13 digs. As a team, the Crimson stacked up 13 blocks -- compared to Penn’s four.
The Quakers will be back at home tomorrow evening, seeking a season sweep of Dartmouth. The Big Green is currently tied atop the Ivy League with Harvard. Fans are encouraged to dress up for tomorrow’s Halloween matchup, with free pizza given to anyone in costume.
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