SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – Alexander Kerfoot scored on the power play with 10.6 seconds remaining, but it was not enough for the No. 2/3 Harvard men's hockey team (11-4-2, 7-3-1 ECACH) to overcome a 2-0 lead that No. 11/11 Union (16-5-2, 10-1-1 ECACH) had established Saturday night at Messa Rink.
ECAC Hockey's top team, the Union Dutchmen, used a second period goal by Sebastian Vidmar and a third period tally by Spencer Foo to go up 2-0 on the Crimson. Harvard battled mightily down the stretch, outshooting Union 18-4 in the final period, but Kerfoot's goal came too late in the period for the Crimson to overcome the deficit.
Merrick Madsen stopped 20 shots in net for Harvard, while Alex Sakellaropoulos turned away the first 31 he faced on the night.
Both teams finished with one power play goal in the game, as Harvard was 1-for-6 on the man advantage, while the Dutchmen were 1-for-4.
Kerfoot converted on his goal as Harvard was executing a 6-on-4 power play with Madsen pulled from the goal. Sean Malone fired an initial shot from the point that went off the end boards. Tyler Moy flicked it back out front to Kerfoot for the wrister from the bottom of the left face-off circle. The goal was Kerfoot's eighth of the year.
Harvard has a quick turnaround, heading to Hanover, New Hampshire on Tuesday to face Ivy League foe Dartmouth.