BOSTON – The Harvard women's hockey team (5-1-0, 5-0-0 ECAC Hockey) incurred its first setback this season with a 6-2 loss at Boston University (8-4-1, 3-4-1 Hockey East) on Tuesday night. The Crimson fell victim to the Terriers' special teams that accounted for five of six scores.
Keely Moy continued her strong start, notching a goal and an assist for her second multi-point outing of the season. Moy and Kristin Della Rovere have also put themselves on the scoresheet in five of six games to open 2019-20.
For the first time this season, Harvard allowed its opponent to score first when the Terriers cashed in on the power-play at 19:32 of the opening frame. The Crimson chipped back at 4:10 of the second when Keely Moy dangled around the Boston University defense and left the puck in the crease for Kristin Della Rovere to tie the game up at one. The Terriers' power-play would continue to light up the ice with two more scores at 6:39 and 10:42 of the middle frame.
Coming into the third period down 3-1, the Crimson quickened the pace however special teams would have the final word as the Terriers scored both a short-handed and power-play goal to bookend the period. Harvard was able to cut the deficit at 7:40 of the third on Moy's power-play strike but it was not enough to catch Boston University, running away with a 6-2 win.
- Kristin Della Rovere and Keely Moy have tallied points in five out of six games this season.
- Shannon Hollands made her career debut.
- Harvard is now 26-13-2 all-time against Boston University.
- The Crimson outshot the Terriers 34-22.
- Harvard won 35 faceoffs to Boston University's 18.
The Crimson will continue non-conference play this Saturday, hosting New Hampshire at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center at 2 p.m.