|Kills||Chichi Ikwuazom (9)||Two tied with 9|
|Assists||Audrey Cheng (23)||Erin McCarthy (34)|
|Aces||Jamie Dailey (2)||Jocelyn Meyer (4)|
|Digs||Audrey Cheng (8)||Anna Uhr (16)|
|Blocks||Chichi Ikwuazom (2)||Maclaine Fields (3)|
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Columbia volleyball team dropped its fourth straight decision, a 3-0 (25-14, 25-15, 25-22) defeat at Harvard Saturday evening. The Lions (5-7, 0-3) were led by a nine-kill performance by Chichi Ikwuazom.
The sophomore middle blocker hit .533 and added two blocks. Columbia hit .211 for the game compared to a .396 clip by Harvard.
The Crimson (8-4, 3-0) scored five unanswered to begin set one, but Columbia stayed close and pulled within 13-12 after an ace by Katilin Schultz. However, a 9-0 run by Harvard provided the separation it needed to take the match lead.
In set two, the teams went back-and-forth until the Crimson pulled away in the middle of the frame. Back-to-back Harvard blocks set the tone during an 11-3 spurt and led by as many as nine to head into the intermission with a two-set cushion.
Columbia capitalized on some miscues by the Crimson and led 11-8 after a Jamie Dailey kill, but could not extend the margin any further. The teams went back-and-forth with the lead changing four times and being knotted seven more until an ace at 21-20 gave Harvard the lead for good.
Jocelyn Meyer and Grace Roberts Burbank each had nine kills to pace Harvard. Anna Uhr racked up 16 digs.
The Lions are back in action Friday, October 6 at Yale. First-serve is slated for 7 p.m. in New Haven. The game will be broadcast live on the Ivy League Network.