Women’s Hockey Edged by Boston College at Frozen Fenway, 3-1

Hughes notched the Crimson's goal late in the third period (Billie Weiss)

BOSTON –  On a night filled with rainy conditions, Harvard women's hockey fell to No. 6/6 Boston College, 3-1, on Tuesday night at Fenway Park.

Freshman Kat Hughes found the back of the net for Harvard (1-11-2), while sophomore Bradley Fusco and junior Lexie Laing earned assists. The Crimson tallied 23 shots in the contest, while senior Brianna Laing made 27 stops in goal.

Harvard had a trio of opportunities to score in the opening period, including a shot from freshman Val Turgeon that rang the post. After the scoreless frame, Bridget McCarthy notched one in at the 10:15 mark to give the Eagles the lead. The Crimson fired back with eight shots, but the Eagles were able to sneak another one across the line to push the lead to 2-0 at the end of the second period.

The heavy rain made for a slippery battle during the third period. Harvard was able to rattle off 4 shots in the third period before the Eagles snapped one in from the center of the zone to lead 3-0.  

Hughes banged home a goal to pull the score to 3-1, netting a backhanded pass from Fusco and Laing before finishing past Boston College goaltender Katie Burt. The goal was Hughes' fourth of the season, while Fusco and Laing tallied their first and fifth assists of the season, respectively.

Harvard returns home for the first time since Nov. 26 when it hosts Rensselaer and Union Jan. 13-14 at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The games are set for 6 p.m. and 3 p.m., respectively, and will be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network.