Maschmeyer picked up her second tie of the season in net for the Crimson with 34 saves. (Elan Kawesch)
BOSTON – Miye D'Oench continued her torrid pace – adding her sixth goal in five games – and Emerance Maschmeyer stood on her head to turn aside 34 shots as the No. 6/6 Harvard women's hockey team skated to a 1-1 tie against No. 7/7 Boston University on Friday at Walter Brown Arena. The Crimson moves to 2-1-2 (2-1-0 ECAC), while BU now is 8-3-2 (5-2-0 WHEA).
Harvard was outshot on the evening, nearly doubled up by BU, 35-17, and only mustered five total shots in the final 25 minutes. Each side earned a power play goal as the Crimson was a perfect 1-for-1, while the Terriers went 1-for-4 against the Harvard kill.
D'Oench lit the lamp early in the first, striking on the power play on assists from Samantha Reber and Michelle Picard, while the sticks of Lyndsey Fry and Mary Parker in on the action as well as the Crimson's ferocious power play unit. BU tested the Crimson late, but a save from Maschmeyer and a block from Reber kept things quiet.
After a fair amount of back-and-forth action in the second, the Terriers finally got on the board at the 10:27 mark from Samantha Sutherland with the man advantage. Sutherland, with assists from Victoria Bach and Sarah Lefort, was able to sneak one just past Maschmeyer's pads to even things up at 1-1.
In the final frame Maschmeyer put together a clinic, stopping shot after Terrier shot, whether from range or from a scrum in front. For its part, the Crimson attack nearly capitalized as well, as D'Oench and Picard each had great opportunities in the waning moments as well, but neither side came away with a score.
As overtime carried on, D'Oench nearly ended things with a point-blank shot, but Victoria Hanson got her shoulder on the puck at the last minute to deflect it high and out of play. After BU peppered Maschmeyer once again, nearly poking in a couple of loose pucks, it was Harvard's turn to apply the pressure. But shots by Edney and Gedman were, in order, blocked and saved to prevent any further damage. Maschmeyer made one more save as the clock neared zero as the two finished in the 1-1 draw.
Following the Thanksgiving break, the Crimson return to the ice next Saturday to face off against No. 1/1 Boston College at 2 p.m. in Conte Forum.