Women’s Hockey Edged by No. 8/8 Quinnipiac, 2-1

Val Turgeon scored her second career goal (Gil Talbot). 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -  In the second home game of the season, Harvard women's hockey fell to No. 8/8 Quinnipiac, 2-1.

The Crimson (1-4-0, 1-4-0 ECAC Hockey) fired 12 shots on goal against the Bobcats (9-4-1, 4-2-0 ECAC Hockey), led by two shots apiece from Lexie Laing, Kat Hughes and Sydney Daniels. Brianna Laing tallied 33 saves in goal for a .943 save percentage.

After two scoreless periods, Harvard made it onto the board first 1:47 into the third period. Val Turgeon scored her second career goal with a shot slung in the back right corner off a breakaway.

The Bobcat's responded quickly, when Kati Tabin put a one-timer into the back of the net. A mere 90 seconds later, Taylar Cianfarano tipped the puck into the goal on a powerplay, with help from Emma Woods and Melissa Samoskevich to give the Bobcats a 2-1 advantage. 

Harvard tallied three additional shots on goal in the third period, but the Crimson was unable to put one across the line in the final 15 minutes.

Harvard takes a trip on Tuesday, Nov. 15 to New Hampshire for a 7 p.m. puck drop at the Whittemore Center. The game will be broadcast live on YouTube.