CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's hockey team (5-2-0, 5-0-0 ECAC Hockey) was edged by a score of 3-1 against New Hampshire (7-7-2, 5-6-1 Hockey East) on Saturday afternoon. The Crimson put up an electrifying 46 shots while Lindsay Reed made 32 saves in net.
New Hampshire lit the lamp first, scoring at 18:00 of the opening period on a delayed penalty to take a 1-0 lead into the first intermission. The Wildcats also held a 13-10 shot advantage through the first 20 minutes of play. The Wildcats took a 2-0 lead at 8:28 of the second off a turnover in the neutral zone.
Harvard answered at 14:59 of the middle frame when Anne Bloomer went one-on-one with the goalie, beating her far side for a short-handed tally. The final score of the game came less than a minute into the third when New Hampshire scored on a breakaway to seal the final at 3-1. The Crimson pulled Reed for a majority of the final two minutes of play but it was not enough to close the gap.
- Harvard posted 46 shots on goal.
- All five first-years suited up for the first time this season.
- The Crimson drops to 19-30-5 all-time against the Wildcats.
Harvard will now prepare for the inaugural Country Classic tournament in Nashville, Tenn. The Crimson will take on the top-two teams in the nation, Minnesota and Wisconsin, next Friday and Saturday at the Nashville Predators' Ford Ice Center.