Comeback Earns Point at Harvard for Bulldogs

Photo by Brenna McGowan
Photo by Brenna McGowan

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale earned its first ECAC points of the season on Friday night against Dartmouth. The Bulldogs were hungry for more going into Saturday's rivalry game against the Harvard Crimson, and got their wish. Yale scored two unanswered goals to rally and tie Harvard 2-2 on Saturday afternoon.

Harvard (3-1-1, 3-1-1 ECAC) dominated the first frame, peppering Tera Hofmann with 15 shots. Hofmann made 14 saves in the frame for Yale (2-4-2, 1-3-2), finishing with 27 saves on 29 shots. Val Turgeon scored on the power play to give Harvard a 1-0 lead.

The Crimson took a 2-0 lead only 3:22 into the second period on a Dani Krzyszczyk goal. However, the Bulldogs battled back to cut into the lead on a Greta Skarzynski marker. Skarzynski took an Eden Murray assist and buried the puck past Beth Larcom for her third point of the weekend.

Yale continued to push, outshooting Harvard 20-14 in the final 40 minutes of regulation. With the Bulldogs net empty, Emma Vlasictied the game 2-2 with her second goal of the weekend. Julia Yetman collected her team-best seventh point with an assist, and Mallory Souliotis added a helper as well.

Yale outshot Harvard 2-0 in overtime but couldn't crack Larcom one final time. The tie gives Yale their fourth point in the ECAC standings.

The Bulldogs return home on Friday, November 17th, in their next game. They take on Colgate in an ECAC battle.