Women's Hockey Powers Past Dartmouth with Ease, 5-0

The Crimson move to 8-1-1 after a dominating performance against Ivy League foe Dartmouth on Sunday. (Gil Talbot)

CAMBRIGE, Mass. – Five different Crimson skaters found the back of the net as the fifth-ranked Harvard women's hockey team cruised to a dominating 5-0 win over ECAC and Ivy League rival Dartmouth on Sunday in the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. In all, nine skaters picked up points for Harvard (8-1-1, 7-1-1 ECAC), five of which were involved in multiple scores, led by captain Marissa Gedman's three points (1g, 2a).

Gedman, Dylanne Crugnale, Sydney Daniels, Miye D'Oench and Mary Parker all had a score and an assist, while Briana Mastel, Gina McDonald, Hillary Crowe and Samantha Reber all piled on with helpers. In net, Emerance Maschmeyer played the part of a brick wall and padded away 25 shots to record her fourth shutout of the season, the ninth of her career.   

The Crimson special teams shone once again as Harvard killed off all six Dartmouth power plays, while going 2-for-3 on the advantage itself. The first Crimson power play goal came as the game's first tally as Dylanne Crugnale tipped in a laser shot by Gedman from the point with just five minutes left in the first stanza.

After a quiet first half of the second period – where both teams combined for two shots on goal through the first 10 minutes of the frame – the Crimson reeled off a pair of goals from freshman Sydney Daniels and sophomore Miye D'Oench. Daniels sent home her fourth score of the season from the circle on the left side of Dartmouth's Lindsay Holdcroft to put the Crimson up 2-0. Less than three minutes later, D'Oench added to the lead with her fifth of the year, rocketing a shot up high from the center of the zone after showing off her puck handling skills in front of the net.

The Big Green owned the final period when it came to shots, as Emerance Maschmeyer was forced to stop 10 in the frame, but two Harvard's only four shots found the back of the net, one of which came on the power play. With a 3-0 lead and just six minutes left in the contest, Gedman finally connected for her second of the season, firing in a quick wrister from right in front of the net after corralling a nifty pass from Hillary Crowe.

Mary Parker reeled off another score for the Crimson, once again after stellar passing through the zone. Parker buried the puck after gathering a quick feed from Crugnale on the right side of the net to give Harvard its commanding, and final, 5-0 lead.

Game notes:

This was the first time all season more than two Crimson skaters had multiple points … Nine individual point-earners is the most in one game all year … Maschmeyer recorded her ninth career shutout, sitting four behind Erin Villiote (13 shutouts) in fourth-place all-time at Harvard; she's one no-no away from tying her career high (5) set last season … This was Elizabeth Parker's 100th game as a member of the Crimson, joining Gina McDonald (108 games) as the two most experienced skaters at Harvard … This is the ninth game Harvard has been perfect on the penalty kill; the Crimson is now 47-of-48 on the PK … The two power play goals are the most for Harvard since the season opener vs. Quinnipiac.