Photo of Christina Kessler, the COOP Athlete of the Week, courtesy of Gil Talbot.
Christina Kessler is the Harvard COOP Athlete of the Week for the week ending Dec. 6. Kessler recorded her third and fourth shutouts of the season over the weekend. The senior goaltender made 24 saves to earn the win in a 1-0 victory over No. 2 Minnesota, Dec. 4. Kessler followed with a similar performance the following afternoon, blanking the Gophers for the second-straight game in a scoreless tie where she turned aside all 29 shots that she faced. Kessler’s two clean sheets marks the first time that Minnesota has been held scoreless since 2007. Entering the two-game series, No. 2 Minnesota was averaging 3.69 goals per game. Kessler and the Crimson also snapped the Gophers’ six-game unbeaten streak with the 1-0 win.