CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The University of Pennsylvania volleyball team had its four-match winning streak snapped on Saturday night, losing 3-0 (19-25, 13-25, 14-25) to Harvard at the Malkin Athletic Center. Penn drops to 8-7 on the season and 2-1 in the Ivy League.
The Quakers, who came into the match having won eight consecutive sets, couldn’t get much going against the defending Ivy League co-champions. As a team, Penn hit .019 – its lowest hitting percentage of the season. The Quakers had 25 errors, compared to a season-low 27 kills.
Seniors Alexis Genske and Alex Caldwell led Penn in the kills’ department, combining for 13 on the night. Senior Jasmine DeSilva, sophomore Kendall Covington and freshman Courtney Quinn all chipped in with three kills each. Senior Ronnie Bither registered a team-high 23 assists, while sophomore Michelle Pereira led the Quakers with 12 digs.
On the other side, Harvard racked up a .316 hitting clip and recorded 39 kills. Senior Kathleen Wallace paced the Crimson with 13 kills, hitting .370 for the match. Corrine Bain dished out a squad-best 16 assists.
The Quakers will look to rebound next weekend, when they host Cornell and Columbia as part of Dig Pink Weekend at The Palestra.
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