CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second consecutive game, the Harvard women's hockey team (9-4-0, 8-0-0 ECAC Hockey) put up seven goals against its opponent. On Friday night at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center, the Crimson downed Union (2-15-3, 2-5-1 ECAC Hockey), 7-2, to remain undefeated and move to 8-0-0 in conference play. The game was highlighted by Dominique Petrie's first career hat trick, Shannon Hollands' first career goal, and Nicki Lutschaunig's and Lindsay Reed's first career points. Harvard also propelled itself to the top of the ECAC Hockey standings, tied with Princeton with 16 points.
Lindsay Reed stacked another win on her season total, contributing 21 saves as well as her first career assist. Kate Glover led the defense with three blocked shots while Kristin Della Rovere rifled off nine shots on target.
The teams went scoreless through the opening frame, Harvard outshooting Union 11-8. In the second period, the Crimson came to life, scoring five goals in a 10-minute span to take a daunting lead over the Dutchwomen. Dominique Petrie opened the flood gates at 3:34 of the second when she roofed it from the slot. With a teammate in the box for interference, Brooke Jovanovich and Petrie put up back-to-back short-handed goals just 44 seconds apart (5:54, 6:38), giving Harvard a 3-0 lead. Petrie kept the heat on and secured her first career hat trick, finding the back of the net at 11:09. Keely Moy rounded out Harvard's scoring in the second at 13:33 on her fifth of the year. Just before time expired in the middle frame, Union would answer with a strike at 18:20.
Less than two minutes into the final frame, first-year Shannon Hollands got in on the action, netting her first career score to deepen the gap to 6-1. The Dutchwomen responded with a power-play tally at 5:43 but Harvard would take the final word on Jovanovich's second of the evening at 10:42 where Nicki Lutschaunig contributed her first career assist.
- Dominique Petrie registered five points in a single game for the first time since Jan. 2013 when Jillian Dempsey went 2-3-5 in a 9-0 victory at Union. The sophomore has eight points in two games.
- Brooke Jovanovich and Petrie scored back-to-back short-handed goals.
- Shannon Hollands scored her first career goal while Nicki Lutschaunig and Lindsay Reed recorded their first career assists.
- With the win, Harvard moves to the top of the ECAC Hockey standings, tied with Princeton with 16 points apiece.
- Harvard's line of Brooke Jovanovich, Dominique Petrie and Keely Moy registered 12 points tonight on six goals and six assists.
- Harvard is now 8-0-0 in conference play, the best start in ECAC Hockey action since 2012-13 when the team went 13-0-0 to open conference play.
- The last time the Crimson recorded seven or more goals in back to back games was Jan. 2015 when the team beat Connecticut 8-2 and followed with a 7-1 win over Union.
- Harvard tallied five goals in the second period. The last time the team scored five or more goals in a period was March 2015 in the ECAC Hockey Championship game when the Crimson scored six goals in the third period for a 7-3 win over Cornell.
The Crimson returns to action tomorrow, Jan. 4, at 3 p.m. to take on Rensselaer.