Reed Posts Second Shutout in Two Days as Women’s Hockey Completes Weekend Sweep with 4-0 Victory over Union

(photo credit Gil Talbot)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.Lindsay Reed posted her second shutout in as many days as the Harvard women's hockey team (4-5-1, 3-3-1 ECAC) upended Union (2-12-2, 0-5-1 ECAC) by a score of 4-0 on Saturday afternoon at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. Emma Buckles tallied the game-winning goal early in the second before an offensive outburst of three goals in 47 seconds put an exclamation point on the win. 

Buckles' tally was her first of the season while Anne Bloomer and Keely Moy ended seven-game and four-game goal-scoring droughts, respectively. Kristin Della Rovere marked the scoresheet with her team-leading fourth goal of the season and extended her point-streak to five games. 

While the first period saw no scoring, both teams frequented the penalty box, as five infractions were assessed in the first 12:38 of the game. Returning for the second period, Emma Buckles lit the lamp when she ripped off a Union pass and put Harvard up 1-0 with a snipe from the left circle at 1:10. The next set of Harvard offense would come in a flood, the Crimson scoring the next three goals in 47 seconds in the final minutes of the game. Kristin Della Rovere began the string at 16:57 of the final frame when she chipped a pass from Kat Hughes top shelf, doubling Harvard's lead.

Just 29 seconds later, Anne Bloomer and Brooke Jovanovich tag-teamed for Bloomer's third of the season. Jovanovich brought the puck up along the left boards before firing a pass to Bloomer in the slot for the score. A three-goal lead was not enough for the Crimson, as Keely Moy skated outside the top of the left circle and tucked the puck inside the left post at 17:44, 18 seconds after Bloomer.

Harvard Highlights

  • Lindsay Reed posted her second shutout in two days. She's the first Harvard goaltender to record back-to-back clean sheets since Emerance Maschmeyer in Nov. 2015.
  • Emma Buckles scored her first goal of the season.
  • Kristin Della Rovere has tallied at least one point in the last five games, scoring goals in four of those contests.
  • With 34 saves today, Lindsay Reed now boasts a .958 save percentage, good for second in the country with the top goalie registering a .960.

Game Notes

  • Both teams went 0-4 on the power play.
  • Harvard was outshot 34-31. 

What's Next
The Crimson will close out the fall semester of competition with a pair of games next weekend. First, Harvard will welcome Maine on Friday for a 6 p.m. matchup at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. Then, on Saturday, the team will make the short trip to New Hampshire for a 2 p.m. tilt at the Whittemore Center.