Five different skaters found the back of the mesh for the second-straight game (Zack Williamson).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In the first of a four-game home stand, No. 9/9 Harvard women's hockey shut out Union convincingly, 5-0. With the win, Harvard (4-1-1, 4-1-1 ECAC Hockey) is 25-0-0 in the all-time series with Union (0-8-4, 0-3-2 ECAC Hockey).
Four Crimson skaters tallied two points, with senior Miye D'Oench, junior Sydney Daniels and sophomore Karly Heffernan recording one goal and one assist. Sophomore Haley Mullins registered a pair of assists in the contest. In goal, Brianna Laing earned her third win of the season after making 10 saves over two periods.
Junior Briana Mastel opened the scoring 14:33 into the first period after beating the goaltender from the point. Mullins and freshman Kaitlin Tse played the puck around the right side of the boards for Mastel to score her second goal of the season.
Three minutes later, senior Michelle Picard netted her first goal of the season at 18:11. A power play goal, sophomore Lexie Laing and Heffernan found Picard at the top of the attacking zone for a one-timer score. The goal extended the Crimson's advantage to 2-0.
Just 21 seconds into the second frame, D'Oench put the puck in the back of the net, putting home a rebound off the missed shot from Mullins to put Harvard on top, 3-0. Daniels started the break with a pass to Mullins, who darted down the left side before firing a shot that deflected to D'Oench just outside the crease.
Heffernan increased Harvard's margin to 4-0 with 1:43 remaining in the second period when she skated the length of the ice and drilled a laser into the top right corner from the left faceoff circle. The goal was her first of the year, and her second point of the contest. Freshman Audrey Warner was credited the assist on the play.
Daniels potted her third goal of the season in the final stanza, tipping home a goal off the feed from D'Oench. Senior Natasha Rachlin slid a diagonal pass to D'Oench in the left faceoff circle to start the play, and Daniels finished it off with a flick past the goaltender.
Harvard hosts Rensselaer at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 4 p.m. The broadcast can be viewed live on the Ivy League Digital Network.