The Central Connecticut volleyball team fell to Harvard, 3-2, on Friday night at the Fairfield Invite. The Crimson won by scores of 21-25, 19-25, 25-20, 25-23, 15-12.
Central is 2-6 overall on the year, while Harvard is 1-3.
CCSU will face Northeastern and Michigan State on Saturday at the Fairfield Invite.
Central used a 6-0 run late in the first game to take a 23-18 lead and would eventually take the game after a kill by junior Gala Galabova.
The Blue Devils took a lead late in the second game, using a run of six straight points to break an 18-18 tie. After a momentary stop by Harvard, CCSU took the game after a Crimson error.
The Crimson would rally to continue the match by taking the third game. Harvard closed with a 7-2 run to extend the contest.
In the fourth game, CCSU led 23-21 but Harvard would score four straight to go to a decisive game. Harvard would lead throughout the fifth game and go on to capture it and win the match, 3-2.
Junior Madelyn Kaprelyan had a team-high 15 kills, while sophomore Emma Henderson had 11 kills and 13 digs. Junior Erin McDermott notched 21 assists and senior Kaitlyn Kushman had 17 assists with 10 digs.