NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Harvard women's hockey team (5-3-0) dropped a 5-1 decision to Wisconsin (15-1-1-0) in its Country Classic opener on Friday night in Nashville. Against the No. 1 offense in the nation, Lindsay Reed tied her career high of 52 saves.
Harvard held the Badgers scoreless through one, Reed putting up 20 saves in the opening period. Scoring was silent until 7:55 of the middle frame when Wisconsin beat Reed short side from the faceoff dot to take a 1-0 lead. The Badgers would go up 2-0 in the opening minutes of the third on a rebound just outside the crease.
Della Rovere cut the lead at 7:50 of the final period right out front on a feed from Keely Moy. This was Della Rovere's second career goal against the Badgers, having cashed in on a power-play last season in Madison. Wisconsin was able to capitalize another three times to deepen margin with scores at 14:04, 17:13 and 19:57 to seal the final at 5-1.
- Harvard was outshot 57-15.
- Both teams went 0-3 on the power-play.
Harvard will return to the Ford Ice Center tomorrow, Nov. 30 to take on Minnesota at 5:30 p.m. EST (4:30 p.m. CT).