It certainly wasn’t the way the No. 9 Penn State men's volleyball team wanted to bounce back after a loss to Ohio State last weekend, but the team fell to Harvard in three sets (25-23, 25-17, 25-23).
The loss is the second in a row for the Nittany Lions (9-3, 3-1 EIVA), and third this season. The Crimson out hit Penn State, .457-.244, and Penn State had 16 attacking errors.
Offensively, sophomore Aaron Russell recorded 11 kills, and his older brother, Peter, added 10 kills.
Penn State had only two blocks, while Harvard recorded seven. Harvard’s D.J. White recorded a match-high 13 kills, and Nick Madden recorded 10 for the Crimson (6-2, 2-1).
Penn State has lost its last six sets, stemming from a loss to Ohio State previously. This is not the first time Penn State and Harvard have met this season, as the Lions defeated the Crimson in five sets on Jan. 26.
The Nittany Lions will face Sacred Heart tonight in Connecticut at 8. Penn State downed Sacred Heart in three sets in January.