Top Line Sparks Women’s Hockey to 5-3 Victory Over Boston University in Beanpot Consolation

Daniels scored the game-tying and game-winning goals for the Crimson (Billie Weiss).

BOSTON – On the ice for the sixth time in 12 days, Harvard women's hockey rallied from a two-goal deficit to topple Boston University, 5-3, in the Beanpot consolation game at Walter Brown Arena Tuesday.

The Crimson top line of junior Sydney Daniels, sophomore Karly Heffernan and senior Miye D'Oench combined for 10 points in the game, with each an unblemished plus-four on the ice. Daniels and D'Oench tallied two goals apiece, while Heffernan dished a career-best three assists. D'Oench finished with a game-high four points, breaking her previous career-best.

In goal, senior Emerance Maschmeyer made 24 saves to earn the win, helping Harvard win the Beanpot consolation for the sixth time. The Crimson moved to 18-2 all-time over the Terriers in Beanpot games with the result.

The Terriers struck first at 1:14 and 4:12 in the first period off the stick of Maddie Elia. Rebecca Leslie and Rebecca Russo were credited assists on the second goal.

D'Oench pulled a goal back at 4:37 in the first period after her shot beat Victoria Hanson in the upper corner. Daniels started the play with a pass to Heffernan, who cut across the center and left the puck for a D'Oench slap shot at the top of the slot.

Boston University added a third goal in the opening stanza on the power play from Sammy Davis at 7:33. Elia and Lillian Ribeirinha-Braga provided the helpers.

Junior Mastel tallied her third goal of the season at 12:54 in the second frame, scoring from the point with a powerful shot to the top-left corner. Freshman Bradley Fusco played the puck off the boards to freshman Kate Hallett, who found Mastel for the open shot. Fusco and Hallett each earned their first-career assists on the play, while the point was also the first of Fusco's career.

Daniels knotted the score at 3-3 at 13:48 in the third period when her slap shot beat the goaltender in the top shelf. The junior started the play herself when she poked the puck loose in the offensive zone, and after touches from D'Oench and Heffernan, Daniels roofed a shot from the right side.

Not finished after her game-tying goal, Daniels struck again at 19:02 with the game-winning goal. Following a missed shot from D'Oench and a follow up from Heffernan, Daniels slid the puck across the line to give the Crimson the lead. The goal gave Daniels three points in the contest, tying a career-high.

D'Oench added an empty net goal as time expired, her second of the game and fourth point of the night.

Harvard travels to New York for a pair of ECAC Hockey clashes against Union and Rensselaer on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12-13.