Fry recorded a hat trick on Friday. (Elan Kawesch)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior forward Lyndsey Fry netted three goals on Friday – the last of which was her 50th career score – as the No. 4/4 Harvard women's hockey team jumped on Yale, 6-1, in the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Crimson moves to 17-4-2 (13-3-1 ECAC) with the victory, pushing the Bulldogs to 10-13-1 (7-10-0 ECAC).
Miye D'Oench bookended the contest with her pair of scores, while defenseman Sarah Edney also etched her name in the ledger with a goal. Samantha Reber dished out a team-high two assists on the night, giving her 98 career points through this season.
In net, sophomore Brianna Laing was a stalwart, redirecting 20-of-21 shots to earn her seventh win of the season. Laing saw more shots as the night drew on, collecting just five saves in the first, seven in the second and making eight in the game's final frame as Yale was making a last-ditch effort to attempt a comeback.
D'Oench's first score opened things up for Harvard, just 3:10 into the contest. Mary Parker corralled a puck from behind the net, feeding it up to Reber in the faceoff circle. From there, Reber fired one towards the crease, where D'Oench was there to bury the puck for the 1-0 lead.
From there, Fry started her run. After Josephine Pucci and Parker moved the puck through the neutral zone, Fry took ahold of a loose puck and took off. After riding along the boards, Fry eventually stopped on a dime and took aim, finding the back of the net from range to make it 2-0.
Into the second, Edney made it a quick 3-0 just five minutes in. Working up the ice, Hillary Crowe and D'Oench found Edney, who raced up the boards alone. With a move towards the net, Edney sent a backhanded shot five-hole with ease. Yale cut the lead, however, with a power play goal of its own at the 8:03 mark. After nice passing, Janelle Ferrara put home a whipped pass from Krista Yip-Chuck in the circle.
But Fry tallied her second shortly after, thanks to a flurry of shots on target. Both Edney and Sydney Daniels tried to sneak on past Jaimie Leonoff, but Fry was the last to get ahold of the puck to send it in. Just five minutes later, Fry connected again, this time on the power play. Marissa Gedman fired a rocket towards Leonoff, who was in position to pad it away, but Fry took an easy rebound and sent one top-shelf for the hat trick – her fourth goal in the last two games.
In the third period, the Crimson made things official with an early goal from D'Oench. The junior put things away. Reber did work behind the net to try one on Leonoff, but it squirted out the other side where D'Oench was waiting with a stick ready to fire on an open net.
With the win, Harvard looks to complete the four-point weekend – and an Ivy League sweep – as Brown visits Bright-Landry on Saturday.