Men’s Volleyball Sweeps Mount Olive to Move to 7-2

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's volleyball team defeated Mount Olive (7-5, 3-0 Conference Carolinas) to move to 7-2 (1-0 EIVA) on the season. The Crimson defeated the Trojans in straight sets, winning by set scores of 25-23, 25-22 and 25-13.

Offensively, junior Griffin Schmit tallied the most kills on the day with 12, followed closely by sophomore Eric Li with 11. Schmit also had the second-highest hitting percentage with .579, while first-year Ethan Smith totaled a .429 hitting percentage, with four kills on seven attacks. Li and fellow sophomore Campbell Schoenfeld also had a hitting percentage above .300.

At the service line, Smith recorded a career-high two aces. Both senior captain Matthew Ctvrtlik and sophomore Ryan Hong had one ace.

Defensively, Schmit also led the teams in digs with nine, while Ctvrtlik had eight and senior captain Chase Howard had seven. First-year Ethan McCrary totaled a career-high six block assists. Schoenfeld recorded four blocks in the match, one solo and three block assists.

Harvard Highlights

  • Sophomore Ryan Hong earned a perfect 1.000 hitting percentage, totaling two kills on two attacks.
  • The team totaled a .395 hitting percentage.
  • Schmit only had one attacking error in the match.
  • On eight digs, Ctvrtlik only totaled one receiving error.

Up Next
The Crimson will travel to George Mason for back-to-back contests on Feb. 14 and 15. Friday's match will begin at 7 p.m., while Saturday's is set to start at 3 p.m.