In its final road weekend of the year Cornell’s women volleyball team won big at Dartmouth, but lost to Harvard. The Red (7-16, 3-9 Ivy) took all three sets against the Big Green (2-19, 1-10) in its first road Ivy win of the year, but lost all three sets against the Crimson (9-14, 6-6).Cornell earned its first Ivy League sweep since 2009, as it won 3-0 in Hanover on Friday night 25-19, 25-21, 27-25. Junior middle blocker Rachel D’Epagnier recorded 14 kills while hitting .560 with seven digs and eight blocks as she continued her hot streak. Junior outside hitter Sierra Young had five aces with nine digs and three blocks.“The Dartmouth match was a good game for our team because we showed we could really fight and close out a match in three,” said sophomore setter and captain Kelly Reinke.Harvard’s match did not go the Red’s way on Saturday afternoon losing, 22-25, 18-25, 19-25. Junior outside hitter captain Kelly Marble and Young combined for 21 kills. The Crimson was able to hit .367 and have 43 total kills in the match.“We did not come out as strong as we would have liked against Harvard, so that was a disappointing loss because we know we can play better,” Reinke said.Cornell is going into this weekend, its final of the 2012 season, with nothing to play for except pride. The Red hosts Princeton (12-10, 9-3 Ivy) on Friday at 7pm and Penn (13-10, 8-4 Ivy) on Saturday afternoon at 5pm at Newman Arena.“We are going into this last weekend ready to give all we can to end the season with two wins,” Reinke said.Against the Tigers and the Quakers on the road back in October, the Red was only able to get one set (Princeton) during the weekend.
Original Author: Scott Eckl