D'Oench tallied her first goal of the season for the Crimson (Elan Kawesch).
HANOVER, N.H. – On the road for its season opener on Friday night at Thompson Arena, No. 5/5 Harvard women's hockey fell to Dartmouth, 2-1.
The Crimson (0-1-0, 0-1-0 ECAC Hockey) fired 21 shots on goal against the Big Green (1-0-0, 1-0-0 ECAC Hockey), led by four apiece from Sydney Daniels and Miye D'Oench. Emerance Maschmeyer made 31 saves in goal for a .939 save percentage in the contest.
Harvard struck first at 12:54 in the first period with a power play goal off the stick of D'Oench to go ahead, 1-0. Haley Mullins started the play with a pass to Briana Mastel behind the goal, and the defenseman wrapped the puck into the crease for a waiting D'Oench who finished with a one-timer. The score was the 51st of her career.
The Big Green added a tally at the first period horn, when Lindsey Allen put a one-timer into the back of the net. Eleni Tebano led a counter-attack up the right side with a pass to Laura Stacey, who found Allen in the slot with a centering pass to tie the score at 1-1.
Dartmouth took the lead in the second period, 2-1, at 12:56 when Allen found Kennedy Ottenbreit for a score inside the left post. Kate Landers was also credited an assist on the play.
Harvard tallied six shots on goal in the third period but the Crimson was unable to put one across the line over the final 20 minutes.
Harvard women's hockey returns to the ice on Friday, Oct. 30 against No. 4/4 Clarkson. The 7 p.m. puck drop will be broadcast live on the Ivy League Digital Network.