FAIRFIELD, Conn. – In its first EIVA contest of the season, the Harvard men's volleyball team took down the Sacred Heart Pioneers to move 4-2 (1-0 EIVA) on the season.
It was a hard-fought match with the Crimson winning the first set 28-26 before dropping the second set. Harvard went on to take the third and fourth sets by scores of 25-23 and 25-18, respectively.
Offensively, sophomores Campbell Schoenfeld and Eric Li led the Crimson in kills with 16 and 15 kills, respectively. First-year Ethan McCrary posted a .364 hitting percentage with four kills on 11 attacks. Senior captain Matthew Ctvrtlik once again led the Crimson in assists with 46.
Defensively, senior captain Chase Howard totaled 18 digs to lead the team. Smith totaled a career-high eight block assists and McCrary recorded three total blocks, two solo and one block assist.
- McCrary has posted a hitting percentage above .300 in the last four matches and has only one recorded error in the last three.
- Li totaled a career-high in digs with 11.
- Harvard now holds a 4-2 record, the best start to the season since 2013.
The Crimson will have its home opener on Sunday, Feb. 2 in the first ever matchup against St. Francis Brooklyn. The match is set to start at 4 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN+.