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Women’s Hockey Returns Home to Host Rensselaer, Union

Matchup
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Time
Venue
Live Stats
Video
Last Meeting
Streak 
Full Notes 
Program

             Harvard vs. Rensselaer
Jan. 13, 2016
 6 p.m.
 Bright-Landry Hockey Center
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   T, 1-1 (OT) (Feb. 12, 2016)
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Matchup
Date
Time
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Video
Last Meeting
Streak 
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          Harvard vs. Union
Jan. 14, 2016
 3 p.m.
        Bright-Landry Hockey Center
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   W, 3-0 (Feb. 13, 2016)
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Laing holds the team lead with eight points (Billie Weiss).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Returning home for the first time since Thanksgiving, Harvard women's hockey hosts Rensselaer and Union Jan. 13-14. Dropping the puck at 6 p.m. and 3 p.m., respectively, both games will be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network.

The First Line
Lexie Laing leads the Harvard offense with eight points, while Sydney Daniels has a team-high six goals, including a hat trick earlier this season at Dartmouth. Daniels ranks 18th in program history with 54 career scores.

• Harvard has faced nine ranked opponents in 14 games this season, four of them going to overtime. The Crimson recently tied No. 7/7 Colgate, 3-3, and No. 8/8 Quinnipiac, 2-2.

• Harvard is undefeated at 26-0-0 against Union in program history, including 21 shutouts. The Dutchwomen have scored only six goals against Harvard in series history.

• Freshman Beth Larcom earned her first-career start in goal against No. 7/7 Colgate, making 41 saves in a 3-3 tie. The netminder made 10 saves apiece in the third period and in overtime, and held the Raiders off the board on the power play. She notched a tie against No. 8/8 Quinnipiac in her subsequent start.

Last Time Out
On a night filled with rainy conditions, Harvard fell to No. 6/6 Boston College, 3-1, on Tuesday night at Fenway Park.

Freshman Kat Hughes found the back of the net for Harvard (1-11-2), while sophomore Bradley Fusco and junior Lexie Laing earned assists. The Crimson tallied 23 shots in the contest, while senior Brianna Laing made 27 stops in goal.

 

Recap: Women's Hockey vs. Boston College at Fenway Park
Jan 10, 2017

Kat and Mouse
First-year forward Kat Hughes leads all Harvard freshman with four goals, including two in the last three games. Hughes scored in the third period of Harvard's contest vs. BC at Fenway Park.

Laing Down the Law
Senior goaltender Brianna Laing has tallied 150 saves over 300 minutes of action, including a career-high 36 against Boston University this season, notching a .915 save percentage and a 2.80 goals-against average. Her sister, junior forward Lexie Laing holds the team lead for the Crimson with eight points on the season, netting one goal at Dartmouth, New Hampshire and Colgate while adding assists against Princeton, Boston University, Minnesota-Duluth, Quinnipiac and Boston College.
 

Hats on the Ice
Making her 99th career appearance, senior Sydney Daniels netted her second-career hat trick against Dartmouth Oct. 23. The left winger opened the scoring in the second period before adding a wraparound and a snipe in the third. She previously tallied a hat trick Jan. 6, 2015 against Connecticut. Daniels has 15 multi-point games in her career.

Heading to OT
Six of the Crimson's last 11 games have gone to overtime. At one point, the Crimson had gone to overtime five times in seven outings, the first such streak in program history. 

Scouting Rensselaer
RPI is 7-14-1 on the season, including a 4-6-0 mark in ECAC Hockey action. Freshman Sabrina Repaci leads the offense with seven goals and 13 points, while Jaimie Grigsby has tallied 11 points of her own. In goal, Lovisa Selander has posted a 2.77 goals-against average and .911 save percentage over 20 games.

Scouting Union
Union is 3-19-0 on the season, but is 0-10-0 in ECAC Hockey play. Freshman Haley Shugart leads the offense with five goals and eight points, while Caitlyn McLaren and Alli Devins have a team-best five assists. Kate Spooner has seen the most action in net, posting a 2.77 goals-against average and .912 save percentage in 15 games.

Dropping a 'Baum
Senior goaltender Molly Tissenbaum has seen action in seven games this season, notching a career-high 248 saves over 424 minutes of play. The Toronto native is currently ranked fourth in the ECAC with a .925 save percentage.

Easy Breezy
Senior co-captain Briana Mastel tied a career-high with two assists at New Hampshire. The blue-liner leads the Crimson with five assists on the season, and has tallied 25 in her career. Mastel has also contributed five career goals.

Stopping 50
Senior netminder Molly Tissenbaum made a career-best 50 saves against Princeton Nov. 11, including back-to-back periods with at least 20 stops. Tissenbaum and the Crimson defense went 8-for-8 on the penalty kill, with Tissenbaum making 18 saves during the man-down span.

1.              67            Brittany Martin (3/10/07 vs. WIS)
2.              57            Cheryl Tate (2/12/82 vs. NE)
3.              51            Emerance Maschmeyer (12/7/13 vs. BC)
4.              50            Molly Tissenbaum (11/11/16 vs. PRI)

Climbing the Record Books
Multiple Harvard student-athletes are poised to make big jumps in the Harvard record book:

Points
1. Jennifer Botterill '03 - 340
36. Jamie Hagerman '03 - 80
37. Sydney Daniels - 77

Goals
1. Jennifer Botterill '03 - 157
17. Kalen Ingram '03 - 57
18. Sydney Daniels - 54
42. Lexie Laing - 19

Rookie of the Week
Proving difficult to beat in her first-career appearance for the Crimson, Beth Larcom was named the ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week for Nov. 28-Dec. 4.

Larcom stopped 41 shots in her Harvard debut at No. 7/7 Colgate, earning a tie in a 3-3 decision in overtime. The 41 stops were the most for a Crimson netminder in her Harvard debut in program history. Hailing from Middletown, Rhode Island, Larcom made 10 saves in both the third period and overtime. 

Home-Ice Advantage
The Bright-Landry Hockey Center has been one of the toughest venues in the country for opposing teams over the past few years, as Harvard has posted a 51-12-6 record at home over the past four-plus seasons. Harvard is 25-8-3 at home since the start of 2014-15 and won 17 straight in Cambridge from March 1, 2014 to Feb. 10, 2015.

National Recognition
Harvard was ranked for 79 consecutive weeks by the USCHO and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine, a span covering four seasons. The Crimson fell out of the Jan. 18/19 polls in 2016 for the first time since Oct. 15, 2012.

Professional Update – NWHL & CWHL

Skaters

GP

G

A

P

+/-

Miye D'Oench, New York Riveters

10

4

4

8

-2

Michelle Picard, New York Riveters

10

0

3

3

0

Jillian Dempsey, Boston Pride

8

1

5

6

+9

Marissa Gedman, Boston Pride

1

0

0

0

0

Julie Chu, Montreal Canadiennes

7

1

3

4

+2

Sarah Edney, Brampton Thunder

14

4

6

10

+4

Goaltenders

GP

W-L

GAA

SV%

 

Emerance Maschmeyer, Calgary Inferno

5

3-2

1.77

.941

 

Captain Crimson
Seniors Briana Mastel and Sydney Daniels were selected to lead the 2016-17 women's hockey team as captains. Both are in their first year in the role.

What's Next?
Harvard returns home for the first time since Nov. 26 when it hosts Rensselaer and Union Jan. 13-14 at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The games are set for 6 p.m. and 3 p.m., respectively, and will be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network.

 

ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS