(photo credit Winslow Townson)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's hockey team (7-11-3, 6-8-2 ECAC Hockey) took down Ivy rival Brown (5-16-2, 2-12-2 ECAC Hockey) by a score of 4-0 on Saturday afternoon at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Crimson outshot the Bears 50-23 while eight different players marked the scoresheet. Beth Larcom recorded her second shutout in three appearances this season with 23 saves in goal.
Harvard controlled the game from the outset, evidenced by the Crimson's 27-3 shot advantage through the opening frame. Kaitlin Tse put the hosts on the board with her team-leading fourth power-play goal of the year off a bounce out front.
The Crimson upped its offensive attack in the second, scoring three more goals courtesy of Dominique Petrie, Lexie Laing and Bradley Fusco. Petrie began the onslaught at 9:05 with Harvard's second power-play goal of the game. Four minutes later, Kate Glover circled the offensive zone uncontested and fired the puck to Laing at the far corner of the net where she was able to quickly redirect it home. Just 2:02 later, Kaitlin Tse picked up the puck in Harvard's d-zone and fed it to Fusco at the center line. Fusco flew down the ice and beat Brown's netminder short-side at 15:07 to give the Crimson a four-goal lead.
Harvard continued to hold Brown scoreless in the third, securing the 4-0 win and completing the weekend sweep.
- Kaitlin Tse scored her team-leading fourth power-play goal of the year. Of Tse's five goals this season, four have been on the man advantage and the Toronto native is responsible for four of Harvard's nine power-play tallies this season.
- Eight players put themselves on the scoresheet, with three notching multi-point efforts.
- Beth Larcom recorded her second shutout in as many games, making 23 saves on the afternoon.
- Each forward line and each defensive pair tallied at least one point.
Harvard now looks ahead to hosting the 41st annual Beanpot Tournament on Tuesday, Feb. 5. Opening round games are scheduled as Boston University vs. Northeastern at 5 p.m. and Boston College vs. Harvard at 8 p.m. All Beanpot Tournament games will be broadcast on ESPN+ and NESNPlus.