CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's hockey team (8-10-1, 6-7-1 ECAC) was edged by the St. Lawrence Saints (14-7-3, 10-3-1 ECAC) on Saturday afternoon at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center.
The Crimson once again outshot its opponent owning a 28-21 advantage, including 13-8 through the opening frame. Kat Hughes and Becca Gilmore led Harvard with seven shots each while Emma Buckles blocked a team high three shots.
At the faceoff dot, Harvard had a 30-23 lead and Beth Larcom made 18 saves in 58:50 of playing time.
- St. Lawrence would put themselves on the board first at 14:06 of the opening period. On the man advantage, the Saints moved the puck around the zone before Hannah Miller fired it across the slot where Kennedy Marchment was able to redirect it home. The referees initially called no goal on the ice and play continued. Only when St. Lawrence definitively lit the lamp 28 seconds later did the officials review the play and overturn the previous no goal call.
- Just 1:57 into the second, the Saints doubled their lead when Kayla Vespa carried the puck into the zone and fed it to Dakota Golde who stickhandled the puck into the crease and tucked it inside the left post.
- Hannah Miller and Kennedy Marchment repeated their play from the first period to put the Saints up 3-0 at 7:18 of the final frame.
Harvard will return to action next weekend with a pair of Ivy League games at Yale and Brown. On Friday, Jan. 26, the Crimson will suit up for a 6 p.m. tilt in New Haven, Conn. before traveling across state lines for a 3 p.m. matchup in Providence, R.I. on Saturday.