HAMDEN, Conn. – The Harvard women's hockey team (2-1-0, 2-1-0 ECAC) suffered its first setback of the season with a 2-1 loss at Quinnipiac (5-4-0, 1-1-0 ECAC) on Saturday afternoon.
After a scoreless first period, Quinnipiac got itself on the board on a 5-on-3 power play and doubled its lead with an open shot from Kate MacKenzie. Harvard battled for pucks in the third and with 3:12 remaining in regulation, Becca Gilmore netted her first collegiate goal to put the Crimson within one. A valiant effort from Harvard fell short as the Bobcats were able to hold off a flurry of shots in the final minutes.
- With Glover and Moy in the box for checking and hooking, Quinnipiac capitalized on a 5-on-3 opportunity when Taylor House put the Bobcats on the board with a back-door chip in at 3:30 of the middle frame.
- Quinnipiac extended its lead to 2-0 at 17:26 of the second when Kate MacKenzie found herself alone in front of the crease and fired a shot over Beth Larcom's left shoulder.
- With 3:12 on the clock in regulation, Gilmore put the Crimson on the board after firing a shot from between the circles right past Abbie Ives.
The Harvard women's hockey team will break next weekend before playing the next seven of eight games at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Crimson will open up the elongated home stretch with back-to-back matchups against Brown and Yale on Nov. 10 and 11. Puck drop is scheduled for 6 p.m. and 3 p.m. respectively.