Maschmeyer made 23 saved for her third shutout of the season (Zack Williamson).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Back on the ice after a 34-day break, No. 9/9 Harvard women's hockey stifled the Cornell attack to earn its fourth shutout of the season, 2-0.
Sophomore Lexie Laing and freshman Grace Zarzecki provided the Harvard goals, with Laing tallying a game-high two points. The multi-point outing was the first of the season for Laing. Senior Emerance Maschmeyer made 23 saves in goal to earn the win, and moved within 21 stops of setting a new program standard for career saves.
Zarzecki opened the scoring at 17:35 in the first period with a power play goal. Laing played the puck to Nikki Friesen along the boards behind the goal to set up Zarzecki's wrap-around finish. The score was the sixth of the year for the Chicago native, while Friesen recorded her first-career point on the play. Laing was credited her sixth assist of the season.
Harvard continues to hold the nation's best combined special teams, and was three-for-four today.
The Crimson nearly pushed the lead to two in the closing seconds of the period after Miye D'Oench stole the puck from the Big Red defense and swung it past the goaltender, but the referees waived off the score.
Laing extended Harvard's advantage to 2-0 at 1:05 in the second after she slotted the puck through the goaltender's legs. Scoring in transition, D'Oench and Sydney Daniels worked the puck to Laing to the right of the crease for the score. D'Oench and Daniels added their 10th and fourth assists of the year, respectively, with the goal.
Harvard remains at home on Saturday, Jan. 9 for a 4 p.m. puck drop against No. 10/- Colgate. The contest will be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network.