Men’s Volleyball Edged by No. 9 Penn State

Matthew Ctvrtlik Action Shot
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's volleyball team (9-4, 3-2 EIVA) fell to EIVA opponent Penn State (8-6, 4-0 EIVA) in three sets. Although the Crimson rallied back in set three, the team would drop the match by set scores of 25-18, 25-13 and 25-23.

Offensively, senior captain Matthew Ctvrtlik had the highest attacking percentage for the Crimson, hitting a .750 clip. The setter tied his career high attacking percentage with three kills on four attacks and no errors, while also totaling 23 assists in the match. Sophomore Campbell Schoenfeld led the team in kills with eight.

Senior captain Chase Howard and sophomore Eric Li each had seven digs to lead the team. Sophomore Ryan Hong notched three block assists, while junior Adam Gordon followed close behind with two of his own.

Harvard Highlights 

  • Li also totaled two blocks in the match, one solo and one block assist.
  • Harvard ranks third in the NCAA in digs per set with 10.59.
  • Ctvrtlik ranks second in the EIVA with 10.04 assists per set.
  • Howard leads the EIVA with 2.66 digs per set.

Up Next
The Crimson will head to New Jersey for EIVA contests against NJIT and No. 11 Princeton. Harvard will first face NJIT at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, before seeing action against Princeton at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29. The Crimson's match against Princeton will be broadcast on ESPN+.