CANTON, NY -- St. Lawrence University senior goaltender Grace Harrison made 29 saves to record her 16th career shutout for the women's hockey team, but Harvard goaltender Beth Larcum stopped 33 shots to keep the Saints off the scoreboard in a 0-0 tie on Saturday afternoon at Appleton Arena.
Harrison's career shutout mark matches Carmen MacDonald '15 for second on the Saints' all-time list, one behind Meaghan Guckian '08.
With the tie, the Saints moved to within two points of fourth place in the ECAC Hockey standings with eight games remaining. The top four teams in the conference standings at the end of the season will host quarterfinal series.
"Another three-point weekend after a hard-fought tie with Harvard today," said St. Lawrence head coach Chris Wells '92. "Both teams played great defense and both Grace and Larcum earned their shutouts with some nice saves as well. We had some great chances to score but couldn't get one on the board.
With less than a minute left in the first period and Harvard on a power play, Nadine Edney one-timed a feed from Kayla Nielsen on a 2-on-1, but Larcum was able to track left to right to stop the shot.
Late in the third period, Skylar Podvey took a sharp-angle shot from the right side and the rebound was sitting in the crease. Edney had a wide-open net to shoot at, but her stick was tied up by a Harvard defender before it was cleared out to the blue line.
In the closing seconds of overtime, the Saints were once again skating shorthanded when Edney led a 2-on-1 rush and took a wrist shot from the left faceoff dot, but Larcum once again turned the shot aside.
Harvard attempted 72 shots to St. Lawrence's 52, but the Saints blocked a season-high 28 shots, including eight for Amanda Butterfield and four for Podvey and Maggie McLaughlin.
St. Lawrence moved to 12-11-3 overall, 7-5-2 in ECAC Hockey; Harvard is now 5-11-3, 4-8-2.
The Saints will be on the road next weekend, facing Princeton on Friday and Quinnipiac on Saturday.