Women’s Hockey Upsets No. 7/7 Princeton, 6-2

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PRINCETON, N.J. – The Harvard women's hockey team improved its overall and conference record to 4-0-0 with an upset win over No. 7/7 Princeton (4-2-1, 2-2-0 ECAC Hockey) on Friday night at Hobey Baker Memorial Rink. Nine different players got on the scoresheet, five being multi-point outings, while Lindsay Reed made 40 saves in net. 

Anne Bloomer continued her strong start to the season, recording her second multi-goal outing that upped her season total to five goals in four games which ranks her first in the nation in goals per game. Becca Gilmore also paced the offense with four assists, the most from a Harvard player since February 2012. 

For the fourth consecutive game, the Crimson opened scoring, putting up three goals to none in the opening frame. Kat Hughes lit the lamp at 7:46 on a wrister from the left faceoff dot. Then, at 15:32, Anne Bloomer found the back of the net off a snipe across the crease from Hughes. With less than 26 seconds on the clock, Emma Buckles cashed in for her first of the season on the doorstep. 

The Tigers got one back midway through the second, capitalizing off the faceoff with Reed out of position. Bloomer kept the Tigers in check with her second score of the night just 1:52 later. The Crimson's power-play flexed its muscles in the third, extending the lead off the stick of Dominique Petrie at 4:43. Princeton chipped back with a score on the man advantage but less than 30 seconds later Kristin Della Rovere scored her first of the game going one on one with the goalie. 

Harvard Highlights

  • Kat Hughes and Emma Buckles scored their first goals of the season.
  • Becca Gilmore registered four assists, the most for a Harvard player in a single game since Feb. 2012.
  • Anne Bloomer, Kat Hughes and Dominique Petrie are all on four-game point streaks, Bloomer resetting her career high while Hughes and Petrie matched their career bests.
  • Harvard's top line of Bloomer, Gilmore and Hughes accounted for nine of 18 points in tonight's game while nine different players tallied at least one point.
  • Lindsay Reed recorded a season high 40 saves.

Game Notes

  • With the win, Katey Stone earned her 480th career victory.
  • The Crimson has scored four goals or more in all four games this season and is now outscoring opponents 22-9
  • Harvard beat Princeton for the first time since the 2017-18 season when it swept the Tigers in regular season play. 

Up Next
Harvard returns tomorrow to face Quinnipiac in Hamden, Conn. Puck drop is set for 3 p.m. at the People's United Center.