Men’s Volleyball Bested by No. 11 Princeton

Eric Li Action Shot
Photo Courtesy of Gil Talbot

PRINCETON, N.J. – The Harvard men's volleyball team (9-6, 3-4 EIVA) dropped its match against No. 11 Princeton (9-5, 7-1 EIVA), today, Feb. 29, in three sets. The Crimson fell by set scores of 25-20, 26-24 and 25-17.

Sophomore Campbell Schoenfeld led the Crimson in kills with 10. First-year Ethan McCrary recorded a 1.000 hitting percentage with three kills on three attacks, while fellow first-year Ethan Smith registered five kills on eight attacks for a .625 hitting percentage. Sophomore Eric Li hit a .400 clip with seven kills on 15 attacks. Senior captain Matthew Ctvrtlik tallied a team-high 24 assists in the match.

At the service line, junior Griffin Schmit recorded two aces, while Li and Schoenfeld each had one.

Defensively, Schoenfeld had seven digs, the most on the team. Ctvrtlik totaled two block assists, while McCrary earned three total blocks, one solo and two assisted.

Harvard Highlights 

  • Both McCrary and Smith had zero attacking errors in the match.
  • Schoenfeld totaled zero receiving errors.
  • McCrary's 1.000 hitting percentage is a new career high for the middle blocker.

Up Next
The Crimson will have a week off before heading to California for a string of road matches. Harvard will see action against USC, No. 9 Pepperdine and Concordia (Calif.), March 14-16.