CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No. 10/10 Harvard women's hockey (12-10-1, 11-5-1 ECAC Hockey) fell 4-1 to No. 2/4 Cornell (20-1-3, 14-0-3 ECAC Hockey) on Friday night at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Crimson held the Big Red to just two goals through the first two periods but a short-handed score along with an even strength tally widened the gap in the final frame.
Beth Larcom made her fourth start in net this season, making 31 saves including 18 in the second period. Ali Peper blocked six shots in her 100th career game and Becca Gilmore and Kat Hughes led the roster with three shots on goal each. Kristin Della Rovere dominated at the faceoff dot, winning 11 of 16 draws.
Anne Bloomer lit the scoreboard first on the power-play at 18:15 of the opening period on a redirect from Maryna Macdonald to give the Crimson a 1-0 lead. At 7:11 of the second, Cornell tallied a power-play strike of its own when Jamie Bourbonnais tucked the puck in the top left corner of the net. Cornell took the lead before the end of the middle period with a score at 12:31.
The Big Red kicked off the third period with a short-handed tally playing 4-on-3 at 8:29. At 11:39, Cornell widened the gap to 4-1 to secure the win.
- The Crimson is now 7-2-1 in Ivy League contests.
- Both teams scored a power-play goal.
The Crimson returns to Bright-Landry tomorrow, Feb. 8, to take on Colgate at 3 p.m.