Heffernan, Laing Lead Women’s Hockey Past Dartmouth, 2-0

Harvard fired a season-high 40 shots against the Big Green (Zack Williamson).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Tallying its fifth shutout of the season, Harvard women's hockey pushed past Dartmouth, 2-0, on Saturday afternoon at Bright-Landry Hockey Center.

Sophomores Karly Heffernan and Lexie Laing found the back of the net for Harvard (11-7-1, 8-5-1 ECAC Hockey) as the squad fired a season-best 40 shots on goal. Senior Miye D'Oench tallied a game-high seven shots, followed by Heffernan, Laing, and sophomore Dani Krzyszczyk with five apiece.

Senior Emerance Maschmeyer recorded her fourth shutout of the season, and 17th of her career, with 23 saves to collect the win. The Crimson defense blocked 13 Dartmouth (4-13-3, 4-7-3 ECAC Hockey) shots, led by four apiece from junior Natasha Rachlin and freshman Kaitlin Tse.

Heffernan opened the scoring at 9:02 in the first period when she deked past a pair of defenders and slotted the puck smoothly into the far corner. A sensational individual effort, the score was Heffernan's fourth of the year. Krzyszczyk found the attacker near center ice to start the play and earn her first assist of the season.

Laing doubled Harvard's advantage to 2-0 at 2:11 in the second frame when her shot made its way past Robin Chemago and into the back of the net. Laing played a give and go with Abbey Frazer before wristing a shot home from the left faceoff circle. The score was Laing's fifth of the season while Frazer added her second helper.

Harvard controlled possession throughout the third period, and pounded the Dartmouth goal with 15 shots in the final frame.

Harvard women's hockey returns to the ice on Friday, Jan. 29 for a 3:30 p.m. puck drop at Bright-Landry Hockey Center with No. 4/4 Quinnipiac on NESN. The subsequent day, Saturday, Jan. 30, Harvard will honor Angela Ruggiero '04 as the team hosts No. 9/9 Princeton at 4 p.m. on ONE World Sports.