(photo credit Gil Talbot)
HAMILTON, N.Y. – The Harvard women's hockey team (12-15-5, 9-9-4 ECAC Hockey) fell 5-2 to No. 9/9 Colgate (23-9-5, 15-4-3 ECAC Hockey) in game three of the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinal series and subsequently ended its 2018-19 campaign.
The Crimson remained resilient through all 60 minutes of play, totaling 25 shots on goal, 10 blocks and going 39-28 at the faceoff dot. Lindsay Reed made 29 saves in net, bringing her rookie season total to 927.
The teams played quick from the start, combining for four goals in the opening 20 minutes. Colgate struck first 3:59 in on a quick shot from the left faceoff dot. Dominique Petrie evened the score for the Crimson when she tucked the puck in the top left corner at 11:19. In the final four minutes of the period, Colgate managed to collect another two goals to head to intermission with a 3-1 lead.
While the second period was quiet on the scoresheet, the Crimson picked up the pace, challenging the Raiders for control of the puck. Colgate opened the third period with back-to-back power-play tallies at 1:47 and 8:27 to extend its lead to 5-1, but Dominique Petrie pressured again and found the back of the net at 16:51 to cut the final deficit to 5-2.
Harvard completed the 2018-19 season with a 12-15-5 overall record, going 9-9-4 in ECAC Hockey play. The Crimson qualified for its second consecutive playoff run and third in four years. Graduating seniors include Bradley Fusco, captain Kate Hallett, captain Lexie Laing and Kaitlin Tse.