Peper nets first goal of the season in setback to Princeton

Peper nets first goal of the season in setback to Princeton

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Despite a valiant effort, the Harvard women's hockey team (4-7-2, 3-4-1 ECAC) fell 4-1 to Princeton (11-2-4, 9-0-2 ECAC) on Friday afternoon at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. Ali Pepercracked the scoreboard early with her first tally of the season while Lindsay Reed warded off 41 of 45 shots on target from the Tigers. 

Lexie Laing paced the offense with four shots on goal while Kate Glover and Emma Buckles blocked three shots apiece on defense. Harvard converted on one of five power-play opportunities while Princeton held a 29-18 advantage at the faceoff dot. 

Harvard took the first lead of the game at 10:39 of the opening frame when Ali Peper fired a shot from the point that blew past McQuigge. Princeton did not stay quiet for long, putting up a short-handed tally at 14:31 of the first, courtesy of Sarah Fillier. The Tigers came up big in the second period, cashing in on two power-plays while adding a third score within a span of 3:30. 

Harvard Highlights

  • Ali Peper tallied her first goal of the season and fourth of her career.
  • Lindsay Reed made 41 saves, the third time this season she's stopped 40-plus.
  • Lexie Laing led the team with four shots on goal.
  • Emma Buckles and Kate Glover blocked three shots apiece, contributing to the Crimson's 13 total.

Game Notes

  • Harvard moves to 47-35-5 all time against the Tigers.
  • Princeton extends its NCAA-leading unbeaten streak to 15 games.
  • Princeton held a 29-18 advantage at the faceoff dot.
  • The Tigers went 2-3 on the power-play while the Crimson went 1-5. 

What's Next
Harvard returns tomorrow to take on Quinnipiac at 3 p.m. at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center.