Friday, 22 September 2023

NCAA Womens Volleyball

Women’s Volleyball Bested by Harvard in Cambridge

Providence College

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.— The Merrimack College Women’s volleyball team fell to Harvard in three sets Thursday night. 

The Basics

Score: Harvard 3, Merrimack 0

Records: Harvard (6-1, 0-0), Merrimack (1-7,0-0)

How It Happened

The first set of play started with each team trading points. Merrimack kept it close throughout the entirety of the set until Harvard was able to make a late push and pull away at the end and take it away 25-20. 

Set number two was nothing like the first. Harvard struck early and often took a commanding lead with a pair of 4 and 5 point runs that put  the Warriors in a hole and  were ultimately not able to dig out of. The Crimson would capture set two 25-14. 

Set number three was once again a back and forth affair early on. Merrimack held a lead 5-4 before Harvard started to take over. The Crimson would take a healthy 18-11 lead and looked poised to finish it in three sets but coach Ray Lewis’ team did not quit and rattled off 4 straight points to bring them within striking distance at 18-15. However, Harvard did not falter and was able to clean up mistakes and put together a nice finishing effort and down the Warriors in set three, 25-19, winning three straight sets and improving to 6-1 on the year. 


Notes and Numbers

Up Next
The ladies will continue their busy weekend with a game in Chestnut Hill against Providence College this Friday the 15th. First serve is set for 4:00 PM. 

For continuing coverage of Merrimack College Athletics, visit…

Click Here to Read the Full Original Article at Merrimack College Athletics…