Women’s Hockey Drops 2-1 Decision at Quinnipiac

Women’s Hockey Drops 2-1 Decision at Quinnipiac

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. 

Beth Larcom faced 31 shots through the afternoon, turning in 29 saves and a .935 save percentage. Becca Gilmore, Kat Hughes and Chelsea Ziadie led the team firing three shots on goal apiece.

Goal Descriptions

  • 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. 

What's Next?
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.