Four different Harvard skaters found the back of the mesh (Elan Kawesch).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In its first non-conference game of the year, Harvard women's hockey posted its third shutout of the year, 4-0, over New Hampshire on Wednesday night at Bright-Landry Hockey Center.
Miye D'Oench tallied three points in the game for Harvard (6-1-1) on a goal and two assists, while Lexie Laing, Grace Zarzecki and Jessica Harvey also lit the lantern. In goal, Emerance Maschmeyer earned her first shutout of the season with 26 saves against the New Hampshire (2-12-0) attack.
After a scoreless first period, Laing opened the scoring at 10:11 in the second, lifting the puck over the line from just outside the crease. Karly Heffernan kicked off the play with a pass to Michelle Picard, whose shot to the back post went right to the stick of Laing for the score. The goal was the second of the year for Laing, while Picard and Heffernan picked up their fourth and seventh assists, respectively.
Five minutes later, Zarzecki finished a cross-ice pass from Mullins to extend Harvard's advantage to 2-0. D'Oench played the puck to Mullins in the right faceoff circle from behind the net, and the sophomore slid the puck across the face of goal where Zarzecki tapped it home. The score was her third of the season, and Mullins extended her point streak to four games on the play.
D'Oench scored 3:17 into the third period to push Harvard's lead to three goals, 3-0. Mullins stole a pass from a defenseman in the offensive zone, and played a pass to D'Oench who finished in the right side. The score was D'Oench's third-straight game with a goal, and Mullins tallied her second assist of the contest.
Harvey increased the Crimson advantage to 4-0 with a tip at 15:33. A power play goal, D'Oench received a pass from Mastel on the left side, and played it back to Mastel at the top for a powerful shot that Harvey tipped into the back of the mesh. The goal was Harvey's second of the season, while Mastel extended her point streak to four games. D'Oench earned her third point of the night with the assist.
Harvard women's hockey hosts Northeastern on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The 7 p.m. puck drop will be broadcast live on ESPN3.