CAMBRIDGE, MA -- There is always a big-fight feel whenever Ivy League rivals Yale and Harvard lock up on the ice, but the Crimson were able to best the Bulldogs 5-2 during Friday's matinee in Cambridge.
In their first meeting this season, Harvard stormed out of the gate, posting five unanswered goals through three periods of play before Yale could find the twine.
Junior forward Rebecca Foggia put the Bulldogs in the right direction with a wrist shot from the right circle 5:54 into the final frame, her fifth goal of the year.
Following Foggia's tally, the Bulldogs were able to tighten up on defense and deter the Crimson attack. Yale's penalty kill proved strong, going three-for-three with a stop in each period.
First-year defenseman Tabea Botthof converted her third goal of the season during a five-on-three Yale power play with just under two minutes left in regulation.
The Bulldogs resume ECAC action tomorrow afternoon at Dartmouth. Puck drop is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. at Thompson Arena in Hanover, New Hampshire.