Ziadie and Friesen netted their first-career goals (Billie Weiss).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Skating in its final home contest of the regular season, Harvard women's hockey toppled Yale, 4-1, in front of a record-breaking crowd of 2,118 spectators.
Sophomore Karly Heffernan tied a career-high with two goals, and sophomores Chelsea Ziadie and Nikki Friesen netted their first-career goals. Senior Miye D'Oench tallied two assists for the fourth time this season. Senior Emerance Maschmeyer made 23 saves in goal to earn the victory.
Ziadie put Harvard on the board with the first score of her career at 4:15 in the first period. Heffernan and junior Sydney Daniels played the puck back and forth behind the Crimson net before directing the puck to Ziadie in the slot for a one-timer. Heffernan and Daniels added their ninth and seventh assists of the year, respectively.
Yale found an equalizer at 17:47 in the first when Phoebe Staenz found the back of the net. Mallory Souliotis was credited an assist on the play.
Harvard regained the lead at 4:57 in the second period when Friesen hit the mesh for her first-career goal. Coming on the power play, sophomore Lexie Laing found junior Abbey Frazer for a one-timer from the point that was tipped home by Friesen. The score gave Laing her 10th assist of the year while Frazer collected her third.
At 9:45 in the second, Heffernan doubled the Crimson advantage when she stuck home a rebounded shot from D'Oench. Heffernan found D'Oench in the right faceoff circle for the initial attempt, and followed the shot to slot the rebound into the lower corner. The goal was Heffernan's sixth of the year, while D'Oench picked up her team-leading 15th assist.
Heffernan added a second goal with the empty net score at 18:05. D'Oench earned her second assist of the game on the play.
Harvard travels across town to Walter Brown Arena for the Beanpot consolation game against host Boston University on Tuesday, Feb. 9.