CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's hockey team (5-10-2, 4-7-1 ECAC Hockey) began the afternoon celebrating the 20-year anniversary of the 1999 national championship team, before being setback 6-0 by No. 7/7 Cornell (11-2-5, 9-2-1 ECAC Hockey) this afternoon at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. Highlights included a ceremonial puck drop by Alison Kuusisto, the goaltender in the 1999 national title game, and senior captain Kate Hallett's 100th career game.
Lindsay Reed and Becky Dutton split time in net, Reed posting 19 saves through 30-plus minutes while Dutton recorded six saves in the remaining 29:28.
The Big Red came out blazing, taking a 3-0 lead through the first period and never looking back. Cornell's scores included a short-handed tally as well as a power-play goal in the middle frame. Dutton held the Big Red scoreless through the third, but the damage was done as the No. 7/7 Cornell squad took its ninth ECAC Hockey win of the season.
- Kate Hallett played in her 100th career game.
- Becky Dutton made her first appearance of the season.
- Cornell extends its unbeaten streak to seven against the Crimson.
- Harvard went 0-1 on the power-play while Cornell went 1-4.
Harvard will test its road skills next weekend in North Country. The Crimson is set to face Clarkson on Friday at 6 p.m. and will turnaround to take on St. Lawrence on Saturday at 3 p.m.