WORCESTER, Mass. – Despite outshooting the Crusaders for the second straight contest, the Harvard women's hockey team (4-2-1, 3-1-1 ECAC) suffered a 0-2 setback at Holy Cross (6-4-1) on Saturday afternoon.
Kaitlin Tse led the Crimson with five shots on net followed by Becca Gilmore and Kat Hughes, each with four. Becky Dutton earned her first career start in net, turning away 17 shots and blanking the Crusaders in the final frame. Harvard killed two of three penalties while Holy Cross negated both minor offenses.
- Harvard outshot the Crusaders 32-19 overall and 15-1 in the third period.
- With Holy Cross' five-minute power-play winding down, Julie Matthias collected the puck along the board and flipped it up over Dutton's left shoulder at 2:23 of the second period.
- After Dutton made the initial save, Julie Matthias picked up the rebound in the slot and fired it home for her second of the game at 4:10 of the middle frame to put the Crusaders up 2-0.
Harvard will continue its non-conference stint next week with a pair of games bookending the Thanksgiving holiday. The Crimson will welcome the Boston College Eagles on Wednesday, Nov. 22 for a 7 p.m. matchup that will be broadcast on ESPN3. On Saturday, the New Hampshire Wildcats will travel to Cambridge for a 4 p.m. contest that will air on NESN.