Women's Hockey Earns No. 4 Seed in NCAA Tournament, Will Host Cornell in Quarterfinals

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The Harvard women’s hockey team has earned the No. 4 seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament and will host Cornell in a quarterfinal matchup. The game will be held at Bright Hockey Center Friday, March 12 at 7 p.m.

Harvard, which is making its eighth appearance in the NCAA postseason, enters the tournament with a 20-7-5 overall record after advancing to the ECAC Hockey semifinals. The Crimson placed third in the ECAC Hockey standings in the regular season, going 13-6-3 in conference play.

During the year, Harvard boasted a 14-3-3 record on home ice, winning its ECAC Hockey quarterfinal series in two games against Princeton and claiming the 13th Beanpot title in program history at Bright Hockey Center.

Cornell, which owned a 1-0-1 record against the Crimson, won the ECAC Hockey tournament and regular-season titles and heads into the NCAA postseason with a 19-8-6 overall mark. The Big Red topped the Crimson, 4-3, in Ithaca, N.Y., Oct. 31 and tied Harvard, 4-4, at Bright Hockey Center Jan. 15.

The winner of the game between Harvard and Cornell will face either top-seeded Mercyhurst (29-2-3) or Boston University (17-8-12) in the NCAA Frozen Four in Minneapolis, Minn., Friday, March 19.