NEWARK, N.J. – The Harvard men's volleyball (9-5, 3-3 EIVA) fell to the NJIT Highlanders (7-5, 2-3 EIVA) in three sets. Harvard dropped its first match of the weekend in New Jersey by set scores of 25-22, 25-19 and 25-19.
Offensively, the Crimson was led by sophomore Campbell Schoenfeld who recorded a team-high 14 kills and also totaled a .480 hitting percentage. Fellow sophomore Ryan Hong tallied five kills on eight attacks for a .375 hitting percentage. Senior captain Matthew Ctvrtlik once again led the team in assists, totaling 29 on the night.
At the service line, Ctvrtlik had the lone assist for the Crimson.
Junior Griffin Schmit guided Harvard on defense with a total of six digs, while Ctvrtlik followed closely behind with five of his own. Hong registered two block assists. Schmit and sophomore Eric Li both had one block assist in the match.
- Schmit and Ctvrtlik both had zero receiving errors on the night.
- First-year Ethan Smith hit a 1.000 clip with one kill on one attack.
- Harvard still leads the all-time series against NJIT, 27-20.
The Crimson is back in action tomorrow night against No. 11 Princeton at 4 p.m. The match will be broadcast on ESPN+.