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Men's Ice Hockey Edged In OT By No. 18 Arizona State, 3-2

Junior defenseman Adam Fox has points in each of Harvard's first seven games. (Gil Talbot)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –
Senior captain Lewis Zerter-Gossage scored twice, but Harvard men's ice hockey (2-3-2) fell in overtime, 3-2, to No. 18 Arizona State (10-4-0) at Bright-Landry Hockey Center.

The Crimson outshot Arizona State 42-25 for the game, as ASU goaltender Joey Daccord made 40 saves in net for the visiting Sun Devils.

The Crimson led 2-1 going into the third period after Zerter-Gossage scored his second of the night, jamming in a rebound at 19:20 of the second period.

Harvard peppered Daccord with 17 third period shots, but could not solve the visiting netminder. Arizona State tied the game on a shorthanded goal at 12:04 of the third period.

The Crimson had two minutes of power play time to start overtime, but could not convert on the man advantage. Shortly thereafter, ASU scored on a deflection in front of the net at 2:45 of the extra frame.

Harvard had the momentum early on, as the Crimson converted on its first power play opportunity of the night. Zerter-Gossage slid a backhander off the stick of an Arizona State defenseman and past Daccord at 4:22 of the first period.

The Sun Devils tied the game at 17:57 of the first period on a two-on-one and the game remained tied until Zerter-Gossage's second of the night.

Harvard Highlights

  • Lewis Zerter-Gossage (two goals) now has points in four straight games (four goals, two assists) and leads the team with five goals on the season.
  • Adam Fox (assist) now has points in all of Harvard's first seven games, leading the Crimson with 15 points (three goals, 12 assists). He is tops in the nation in scoring per game (2.14 points per game).
  • Senior goaltender Michael Lackey made 22 stops in net for the Crimson.

Game Notes

  • Harvard scored on the power play (1-for-7 on the night) and now has power play goals in six of its first seven games.
  • Harvard is now 3-1 all-time in the series against Arizona State.

What's Next
Harvard will travel to New York City to take on Cornell in the Frozen Apple game at Madison Square Garden on Saturday (Nov. 24) at 8 p.m. The game will air on ESPN+.

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