November 1, 2008

Bears Lose Tough Match to Harvard

Nov. 1, 2008

Box Score

Cambridge, MA - The Bears lost a tough match 3-0 at Harvard on Saturday afternoon, despite keeping all three games close and forcing overtime in the first. Senior Lyndse Yess (Eugene, OR) played well in the loss, just missing another double-double with nine kills and a team-high 17 digs. Yess also had a .444 attack percentage for the match. The loss evens Brown's record at 11-11, with a 3-7 Ivy record, while Harvard finished the weekend at 9-13 and 4-7 in the league.

The first game was a tough one for the Bears, as they kept it close throughout, and forced a tie at 25 to push the game into overtime. However, after the teams traded points to 26, the Crimson was able to reel off two in a row to take the opener 28-26. Harvard was then able to build on that momentum, taking the lead in the second game and holding on for the 2-0 lead with a 25-18 win. Brown hit an impressive .355 in the game, but the Crimson offense was similarly potent.

Facing elimination, the Bears came out fighting in the third game, but were unable to come back against Harvard, a difficult task on the road. In a close, tough game, the Crimson took the match with a 25-21 win.

Sophomore Megan Toman (Newport Beach, CA) also turned in a solid performance, continuing her recent hot streak. Toman led the team with 13 kills, and added six digs on the defensive side. Captain Natalie Meyers (Seal Beach, CA) added her usual steady play, notching four kills and a team-high 34 assists along with eight digs.

The Bears will be back in action on Friday, November 7, when they return home to take on Cornell at 7 p.m.