Women’s Hockey Drops Heartbreaker to Boston University, 4-3, in Overtime

Five Crimson players tallied their first point of the season (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A two-goal third period comeback led to an extra period, but Harvard women's hockey fell in overtime to Boston University, 4-3, on Tuesday night at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. Harvard fell to 1-6-0 on the season, while the Terriers improved to 8-5-1.

Freshman Ali Peper, senior Sydney Daniels and junior Haley Mullins found the back of the net, while five different Crimson skaters registered an assist: sophomore Chelsea Ziadie, junior Dani Krzyszczyk, freshman Kat Hughes, junior Lexie Laing and sophomore Audrey Warner. Senior Brianna Laing made 36 saves in goal, setting a new career-best.

The two teams posted 10 shots apiece in the first frame, but the Terriers struck first in the opening period off the stick of Mary Parker, and took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission.

Peper netted her first-career goal in the second period, one-timing a shot from the point past the goaltender. Ziadie and Krzyszczyk swung the puck around to Peper to pick up their first assists of the season.

The Terriers regained the lead at 14:43 in the second period after Parker stuck home her second goal of the game. The lead was pushed to 3-1 at 7:35 in the third after a goal from Rebecca Leslie.

Mounting a comeback, Daniels fired a slapshot into the top-left corner to cut the Terriers' lead to 3-2 with just under four minutes remaining on the clock. Hughes and Laing found Daniels for the goal, which was her team-leading fifth of the season. The helper was the second of 2016-17 for both players.

Scoring a clutch goal with 49 seconds remaining in regulation, Mullins took an outlet pass from Warner before netting a top-shelf goal to send the game to overtime. The goal was her first of the season, while Warner picked up her first assist.

At 3:14 in the additional period, Boston University scored a game-winner after Victoria Bach's shot found the top-right corner of the net.

Harvard women's hockey hosts No. 4/3 Minnesota Duluth Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25-26 at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The first game in the series will be broadcast by ONE World Sports, while the latter will be shown on Facebook Live. Both contests will be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network.