NEWARK, N.J. – The Harvard men's volleyball team concluded their regular season with a 3-0 win against New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) on Saturday afternoon. The win came with set scores of 26-24, 25-14 and 25-21.
Erik Johnsson paced the Crimson with 14 kills, while Casey White added seven kills and a career high three service aces. Matthew Ctvrtlik and Marko Kostich split their time as setters for the Crimson, notching 14 and six digs, respectively. Kostich also added one service ace and six digs.
The Crimson were down 6-3 at the beginning of the first set, however, the Crimson fought back, tying the set at 19-19, with a block from Riley Moore and White giving the Crimson a 21-20 advantage. Harvard closed out the set by capitalizing on two successive setting errors from the Highlanders.
The second set started off strong for the Crimson with a 7-2 lead. Up 18-12, Harvard used two NJIT attack errors to hold off the Highlanders 24-13. A kill from Johnsson closed out the set for the Crimson, notching a 25-14 win.
Harvard escaped out to a 12-8 advantage in the third set, and kept battling through the next nine points, holding off NJIT, 21-15. NJIT fought back, coming within four points, at 23-19, but the Crimson held the Highlanders off to end the set, 25-21. Harvard registered a match-high hitting percentage, .414.
Harvard concluded their season with a 10-13 overall mark and registered a 7-7 record in the EIVA.