Series Sweep Complete as Women’s Hockey Downs No. 9/10 Dartmouth, 3-2
Jillian Dempsey tallied two goals Saturday against Dartmouth (Gil Talbot).
HANOVER, N.H. – A night after upsetting No. 9/10 Dartmouth, 5-3, at home, the Harvard women's hockey team repeated the feat on the road, skating to a 3-2 victory over the Big Green Saturday afternoon at Thompson Arena. Harvard is now 2-1 against ranked teams this season.
Few shots were fired through the opening period as Dartmouth (6-3-0, 5-3-0 ECAC) managed eight shots on goal to Harvard's (4-2-2, 4-2-2) five. Even with the low shot count, the Big Green jumped out to a 1-0 lead with a tally at the 11:41 mark of the first period. Lauren Kelly fed Moira Scanlon and Scanlon beat Harvard goalie Laura Bellamy to give the hosts a 1-0 edge after one.
Harvard evened the score in the seventh minute of the second stanza, notching its second short-handed goal in as many games. Kate Buesser threaded a pass to Jillian Dempsey and the sophomore found the back of the net for a 1-1 score. The score stayed knotted through most of the middle period but the hosts reclaimed the lead heading into the third as Kelly Foley netted a power-play goal off feeds from Camille Dumais and Geneva Kliman.
The Crimson rallied to tie the score early in the third as Alisa Baumgartner registered her first goal of the season off an Ashley Wheeler pass, giving Wheeler an assist in back-to-back contests. With just over two minutes remaining in the game, Dempsey struck again, potting her second goal of the game off a Leanna Coskren pass to give the Crimson the 3-2 lead for good.
The Crimson held the Big Green to one power-play goal on four chances while Harvard was 0-for-1 in man-up chances. Bellamy registered a season-high 28 saves in her third win of the season while Dartmouth counterpart Lindsay Holdcroft picked up 14 saves on the evening. Harvard earned the win against the Big Green despite being outshot for the first time this season.
Harvard wings westward for its next two contests as the Crimson takes on its third ranked opponent of the season in No. 6/7 Minnesota. The Crimson faces off against the Gophers Friday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m., and Sunday Nov. 28 at 2 p.m.