Women’s Hockey Celebrates Seniors, Falls to Brown, 3-1

Harvard's seniors combined for 73 wins over four seasons (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Taking to the ice for the final time in 2016-17, Harvard women's hockey fell to Brown, 3-1, on Saturday afternoon at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The program celebrated the class of 2017's accomplishments after the game, honoring Brianna Laing, Natasha Rachlin, Briana Mastel, Abbey Frazer, Molly Tissenbaum and Sydney Daniels.

Lexie Laing found the back of the net for the Crimson, netting her eighth goal and team-leading 21st point of the season. Frazer and Mastel tallied assists on the play, their fourth and 13th of the campaign. Brianna Laing earned the start in goal, making 26 saves.

Harvard outshot the Bears by a 14-10 margin in the opening frame, but Brown struck first at 16:06 after an unassisted tally from Sena Hanson. The Crimson again controlled the action during the second period, but a tipped goal from Samantha Swanstrom gave Brown a 2-0 lead.

Laing put Harvard on the board in the third period with a goal at 13:39. Mastel swung the puck to Frazer to start the sequence, who then fired a shot into a fray surrounding the net. Laing found the open puck and guided it across the line past Brown goaltender Monica Elvin.

The Crimson offense tallied 20 shots in the final frame, and pulled the goaltender with 1:40 left in regulation. Following a blocked shot, Hanson skated the other way to finish an empty netter, pushing the score to 3-1.

Harvard women's hockey finished the season at 5-19-5, including a 5-13-4 mark in ECAC Hockey action.