Tissenbaum made 23 saves for the Crimson (Gil Talbot).
ITHACA, N.Y. – On the road for the second time this season against an Ivy League opponent, Harvard women's hockey fell to Cornell, 3-0, on Friday afternoon at Lynah Rink.
Senior Molly Tissenbaum made 23 saves in net for Harvard (1-9-0, 1-5-0 ECAC Hockey), while sophomore Audrey Warner and senior Sydney Daniels tallied a team-high four shots on goal. The Crimson defense tallied 14 blocks, including a game-high five from senior Briana Mastel.
Harvard outshot Cornell (7-4-1, 5-2-1 ECAC Hockey) in the opening frame, 11-6, but the teams left for intermission knotted at 0-0. A slapshot by Daniels created momentary chaos in front of the Cornell net midway through the period, but the Crimson's chance on goal was cleared away by the Big Red defense.
Cornell got on the board at 15:14 in the second period after a goal from Valerie Audet. Tissenbaum made 13 saves in the second frame to keep the score at 1-0, but the Big Red lead doubled to 2-0 with a power play goal at the start of the third period from Amy Curlew.
Harvard had a handful of chances late, but Cornell found the back of the net for a third time at 17:23 after a goal from Jamie Bourbonnais.
The Crimson gets a chance to bounce back on Saturday, Dec. 3 when it takes on No. 7/7 Colgate at the Class of 1965 Rink. Puck drop is set for 3 p.m. on the Patriot League Network and Campus Insiders.