|Harvard at Dartmouth
Dec. 6, 2017
ESPN3, Ivy League Network
Harvard leads 46-43-3
W, 4-1 (Oct. 20, 2017)
Harvard | Dartmouth
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's hockey team will wrap up its 12-game fall semester with a midweek matchup against Dartmouth this Wednesday, Dec. 6. The Crimson will close out the season series with the Big Green, after defeating it 4-1 in the season opener at Bright-Landry in October. The game in Hanover will be broadcast on ESPN3 and the Ivy League Network.
In the last 10 meetings with the Big Green, Harvard is 8-2-0 and has won the last four consecutive matchups. Each of Harvard's wins have been by two goals or more.
Head coach Katey Stone's 457 career wins is the most among NCAA Division I women's coaches, 87 off the lead of all NCAA women's coaches and ranks in the top 30 of all NCAA men's and women's coaches.
A key to Harvard's success is racking up shots on goal. In games where Harvard outshoots its opponent, the Crimson is 6-1-1. When being outshot by an opponent, Harvard went 0-12-4 in the 2016-17 season and is 0-3-0 this season. Likewise, when leading on the scoreboard after two periods, Harvard is 4-0-1 but 0-4-0 when trailing after 40 minutes. Sophomore Kat Hughes leads the Crimson in both categories with seven goals and 56 shots on net.
To date, Harvard is unbeaten in Ivy League action. The Crimson most recently swept the season series with Princeton for the first time since the 2012-13 season and has also notched wins against Dartmouth and Brown. After Dartmouth, Harvard's next Ivy opponent will be No. 5 Cornell on Jan. 13 in Ithaca, N.Y.
Brooke Jovanovich has quietly climbed her way to the top spot on the Harvard scoresheet. The freshman leads the team with 12 points in 11 games and is ranked in the top 25 of the country in points per game. The rookie has tallied points in seven of eleven games this season.
Third Period Blitz
Harvard has shown its resilience and ability to battle in the third period this season. Whether it has he lead or not, the Crimson comes out of the locker room ready to play in the final frame. In 11 games, Harvard is outscoring its opponents 17-7 and has maintained a +41 shot margin in the third, putting 128 on net while holding opponents to just 87 (an average of 7.9 shots per game in the third).
Scoring Against the Big Green
Earlier this season against Dartmouth, nine players marked the scoresheet on four goals against the Big Green. Kat Hughes and Chelsea Ziadie both potted power-play tallies in addition to Brooke Jovanovich's first career goal. Becca Gilmore, Emma Buckles and Keely Moy notched their first career points in their first career game and Gilmore, Moy and Ziadie all posted multi-point efforts.
Harvard has stepped up this season, making strides on the scoresheet. A number of players are at or have eclipsed season totals from years past and are on track to nearly double their performances from last year or the year before. Kat Hughes has already surpassed her goal total from last season and is four points away from meeting her point total from her freshman campaign. Hughes has also already put 56 shots on goal this year, compared to last season's 97. Bradley Fusco has also stepped up this season, already putting six points to her name, more than her first two years combined. The junior is halfway to her shot total from last season and is +2 in the first 11 games. Kaitlin Tse is just under her point totals from her freshman and sophomore campaigns and is on track to more than double her total shots on net from the last two seasons. Additionally, Val Turgeon has already scored 10 points to her freshman year 11 and is averaging 0.5 shots more per game than last season.
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The Crimson will now break for finals and the holidays and will return to the ice on Jan. 5 and 6 at Rensselaer and Union respectively.