Harvard held its opponent to two goals or fewer for the 15th time in 16 games (Zack Williamson).
CANTON, N.Y. – In its first contest of the weekend, No. 8/9 Harvard women's hockey could not overcome an early deficit and fell to St. Lawrence, 2-0.
Senior goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer tallied 24 saves, including a penalty shot, as Harvard (10-5-1, 7-4-1 ECAC Hockey) held its opponent to two goals or fewer for the 15th time in 16 contests this season. Junior Sydney Daniels led the Crimson with a game-high six shots, while sophomore Karly Heffernan chipped in four.
The Saints (12-10-1, 6-5-0 ECAC Hockey) struck first at 8:09 in the first period when Amanda McCLure redirected the puck into the back of the net. Lydia Grauer and Kennedy Marchment were credited assists on the play. The home squad extended its lead to 2-0 later in the period with a power play goal from Hannah Miller, assisted by Amanda Boulier and Brooke Webster.
The Crimson held St. Lawrence to six shots in the second period and seven shots in the final frame, but was unable to break through for a score for just the second time this season. The Saints earned a penalty shot with just over one minute left to play in regulation, but Maschmeyer calmly stopped the attempt from Justine Reyes.
Harvard women's hockey returns to the ice on Saturday, Jan. 15 against Clarkson at Cheel Arena. Puck drop is set for 4 p.m. and will be broadcast on ClarksonAthletics.tv.