CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - In the first contest of a back-to-back weekend, Harvard women's hockey dropped a heartbreaker in overtime to No. 10/RV Princeton, 2-1. The Crimson fell to 1-3-0 overall and 1-3-0 in ECAC Hockey action.
Senior Molly Tissenbaum tallied a career-high 50 saves in goal, which ranks as the fourth-highest single-game total in program history. Senior Sydney Daniels tallied the lone Harvard goal, tipping a loose puck into the back of the net in the second period for her fourth score of the season. Junior Lexie Laing tallied her first assist of the season on the play, and freshman Kat Hughes was also credited her first-career assist.
Harvard and Princeton (4-2-1, 2-2-1 ECAC Hockey) played a scoreless first period, with the Crimson holding a 12-8 advantage in shots. The squad's best look came when Daniels deked past a defender into the slot, but the Tigers managed to poke the puck loose at the last moment.
Daniels gave Harvard a 1-0 lead at 15:49 in the second period after she tipped home the puck from just outside the crease. Hughes fired a shot straight onto the goal, and Laing knocked the puck to a waiting Daniels for the score. The goal was Daniels' team-leading fourth of the season and her 52nd career goal.
Tissenbaum made 21 saves in the second frame and 20 more in the third, but midway through the third period Princeton tied the game, 1-1, off the stick of Cassidy Tucker. Morgan Sly and Karlie Lund earned assists on the play. The game was sent to overtime deadlocked at one apiece, but the Tigers tallied a goal 1:10 into the extra period by Julia Edgar, off the feed from Stephanie Sucharda and Molly Contini.
Harvard hosts eighth-ranked Quinnipiac on Saturday, Nov. 12 for a 3 p.m. puck drop. The game will be broadcast live on ONE World Sports and the Ivy League Digital Network.