Women’s Hockey Earns Draw with No. 8/8 Cornell, 2-2

Mullins and Mastel found the back of the net for the Crimson (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In front of 1,835 fans at 'White Out Bright-Landry,' Harvard women's hockey earned a 2-2 tie with No. 8/8 Cornell on Saturday afternoon at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center.

Senior Briana Mastel and junior Haley Mullins found the back of the mesh, while senior Sydney Daniels tied a career-high with two assists. Senior Molly Tissenbaum made 28 saves between the pipes.

Mullins opened the scoring for the Crimson (3-15-3, 3-10-3 ECAC Hockey), finishing a one-timer in the top-right corner at 13:07 in the first to give Harvard a 1-0 lead. Daniels started the sequence along the boards, and sophomore Bradley Fusco found Mullins in the middle for her fifth goal of the season.

Cornell (14-6-3, 10-3-3 ECAC Hockey) took the lead with a pair of goals in the second period, 2-1. The first came off the stick of Doering on the power play at 3:07, while Knee gave the Big Red the lead with a shot from the edge of the slot at 16:10.

Harvard outshot the Big Red by a 12-6 margin in the final frame, and got the equalizer it needed when Mastel's cannon from the point ricocheted into the back of the net. Freshman Ali Peper and Daniels earned assists on the play, which gave Mastel her first goal of the season.

The game went to overtime, which tied a program record for overtimes in a season with eight. Harvard outshot the Big Red by a 3-1 margin in the extra frame, but the final horn sounded with a 2-2 tie on the board.

Harvard has a short turnaround to the first round of the Beanpot, at host Northeastern on Tuesday, Jan 31 at 8 p.m. The game will be broadcast on GoNUxtreme.