Women's Volleyball

Harvard Ends Non-Conference Play With Loss, Look Toward Ivy-League Play

This past weekend, the Harvard women’s volleyball team traveled to Durham, N.C. to face off against Winthrop University and Duke University in a double header weekend. Despite two commendable performances, the Crimson was unable to find victory in its journey to the Tar Heel State.

Huddling Up

The Crimson celebrates after a point last year against Merrimack, who they beat in four sets. Harvard will not face the Warriors this year, with only Ivy League opponents ahead for the rest of the season.

In Unison

Juniors Olivia Cooper and Ashley Wang elevate together for a block.

Harvard Women’s Volleyball Finishes 2021 Campaign With Significant Improvement

Last weekend the women’s volleyball team finished out its season, losing to Brown (20-4, 13-1 Ivy League) and Yale (16-7, 9-5) with scores of 3-0 and 3-2, respectively. The Crimson’s 10-13, 7-7 record is a marked improvement from its previous season’s record of 5-18, 2-10 in 2019.

Shouldering the Responsibility: Women’s Volleyball’s Julia Beckmann Captains Her Team Despite Medical Retirement

In July of 2021, senior outside attacker Julia Beckmann was faced with an extremely challenging set of circumstances.

Women’s Volleyball Breezes Past Princeton, Fights Back but Ultimately Falls to Penn in Tight Decider

The top floor of the Malkin Athletic Center erupted in cheers from students and parents alike as sophomore hitter Ashley Wang delivered a kill to clinch the fourth set for the Crimson (9-10, 6-4 Ivy League) in Saturday’s match against the University of Pennsylvania (6-13, 3-7). The Quakers had cruised through the first two sets, but Harvard clawed its way back in the third and fourth to send the match into a decider. Despite saving five match points, the Crimson could not turn the corner and lost the fifth set 18-16.

Women’s Volleyball Splits Weekend Series at Yale, Brown

Coming off a grueling five-set loss on the road to Princeton last weekend, the Harvard women’s volleyball team (6-8, 3-2 Ivy League) responded with a huge 3-2 win at Yale (10-4, 3-2 Ivy League) on Friday, before falling to Brown (12-3, 5-0 Ivy League) 3-1 on Saturday.

Super Serve

The weekend split puts the Crimson at 3-2 in the Ivy League.

Women’s Volleyball Continues Competitive Ivy League Play, Defeating Penn, Losing to Princeton in a Decider

This past weekend, Harvard (5-7, 2-1 Ivy League) traveled to Penn (4-8, 1-2 Ivy League) and Princeton (9-2, 3-0 Ivy League) for a pair of conference matchups, delivering a win against the Quakers on Friday and dropping a close contest to the Tigers on Saturday.

Women’s Volleyball Bounces Back from Loss to No. 13 Oregon, Defeats Howard and American

Women's volleyball bounced back from a defeat at the hands of nationally-ranked Oregon, defeating Howard and American to improve to 3-6 on the season.

Huddle Up

Harvard gathers between points during its Sept. 4 outing vs. Merrimack, a 3-1 win. The Crimson will look to return to winning form in the Nation's Capital this upcoming weekend after a trio of losses to Northeastern, Villanova, and Bryant.

Women's Volleyball Drops Weekend Trio of Matches, Looks to Rebound in D.C.

Last weekend saw Harvard women’s volleyball compete in the Northeastern Tournament, the middle trio of the Crimson’s non-conference slate before Ivy League play begins on  Sept. 24 at Dartmouth. The Crimson rallied from straight-set losses to Bryant University (5-5, 0-0 NEC) and Villanova University (6-3, 0-0 Big East) to win two sets in a narrow defeat to the tournament hosts, who improved to 4-6 (0-0 CAA) with the win. Harvard’s three setbacks dropped the team’s record to 1-5 as it prepares for the Howard Invitational on Sept. 17-18 in Washington, D.C.

In Photos: Harvard Athletic Events Return to Campus in Full Force

For the first time in roughly a year and a half, Harvard Athletics is back. Four teams took to the pool, field, and court across campus as fans cheered them on in an action-packed weekend after the first days of classes.

Hammer Time

Katie Vorhies angles for a potential kill in Saturday's first match against Austin Peay. The Governors proved to be a formidable opponent, handing the Crimson a 3-0 defeat.

Women's Volleyball Rebounds in Finale of Weekend Triple Header

In vital tune-ups before the Ivy League regular season begins on Sept. 24 at Dartmouth, the Crimson (1-2, 0-0 Ivy) bounced back from losses against Marist College and Austin Peay State University to claim victory against Merrimack College in its final game of the tournament.

Way Up

Ashley Wang skies high above the net for a key block in Saturday night's Merrimack contest. Wang complemented her defensive performance in the night cap with 12 assists on the offensive side in the earlier match against Austin Peay.

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