Tissenbaum Shuts Out No. 4/4 Clarkson in Scoreless Draw for No. 8/7 Women’s Hockey

Harvard earned its first ECAC points with the decision (Elan Kawesch).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Playing in its home opener, No. 8/7 Harvard women's hockey skated to a scoreless draw with No. 4/4 Clarkson, 0-0.

Junior Molly Tissenbaum earned her first career shutout, stopping 23 shots in her first action of the season. Freshman Grace Zarzecki tallied a game-high six shots on net, while sophomore Dani Krzyszczyk and junior Sydney Daniels tallied five and four shots, respectively.

Harvard and Clarkson played a scoreless first period with the Crimson leading in shots goal, 8-5. Tissenbaum tallied a trio of saves in short succession midway through the period, but held the Golden Knights out of the net. Zarzecki tallied four shots in the frame to lead the Crimson.

The defensive battle ensued in the second period. Tissenbaum recorded seven saves to hold the Clarkson attack stagnant, and the Harvard special teams remained strong in killing a pair of Clarkson power plays. Krzyszczyk and Daniels each had attempts on frame from the slot but were kept out by the Golden Knight's goaltender.

Harvard outshot the Golden Knights, 9-8, in a third period marked by seven penalties. Neither team could convert on the numerous power plays, and the game went to overtime even at 0-0.

Zarzecki had a chance to send Harvard to the victory with 50 seconds remaining in the overtime period after the puck slid behind the Clarkson goaltender, but her attempt hit the pipe and slid away to the right. A last second attempt by Michelle Picard was blocked and the horn sounded to end the contest in a tie.

Harvard women's hockey hosts St. Lawrence on Saturday, Oct. 31 at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The 4 p.m. puck drop will be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network.