PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – Early this morning, Harvard women's hockey alum Randi Griffin '10 made history, scoring the first Olympic goal for the unified Korean women's hockey team. Griffin tallied the lone score for Korea in a 4-1 loss to Japan, but the symbolism of the moment overshadowed the result. This is the first Olympic games in which North Korea and South Korea are competing as one in a team sport.
After Japan took a 2-0 lead in the first, Randi Griffin would etch her name in the record books midway through the second, when she forged a shot from the left circle that dribbled through Akane Konishi's pads. Griffin also went 11-5 at the faceoff dot and skated for 17:36 of the game.
The contest with Japan was Korea's third of the PyeongChang games, having played Switzerland (L, 8-0) and Sweden (L, 8-0) earlier in the tournament.