Zarzecki, Daniels Lead No. 9/9 Women’s Hockey to Victory over Yale, 3-2

Zarzecki's goals were the first of her career (Zack Williamson).

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – On the road at Ingalls Rink, No. 9/9 Harvard women's hockey picked up its first road victory of the season over Yale, 3-2. The Crimson moved to 2-1-1 with the decision, while Yale fell to 1-4-1.

Freshman Grace Zarzecki tallied two goals for Harvard- the first two of her career- and junior Sydney Daniels recorded her first score of the season to lead the Crimson. Junior Brianna Laing made 26 saves in net to earn her second win of the season. Sophomore Karly Heffernan picked up her second and third assists of the year with helpers on both of Zarzecki's goals.

Daniels found the back of the net to kick off the Harvard scoring 5:29 into the first period, wristing a shot into the top corner from the right faceoff circle to put Harvard ahead, 1-0. After the puck wrapped around the boards, sophomore Haley Mullins dug the puck out in the corner straight to Daniels with space to find her first goal of the season.

Zarzecki scored her first-career goal at 1:55 in the second period, assisted by Heffernan. The freshman collected a loose puck at center ice and played a pass to Heffernan on the right wing. The sophomore drove at goal before playing the puck across the face to a waiting Zarzecki to finish the score. The play put Harvard on top, 2-0.

Continuing her career-best outing, Zarzecki tallied her second goal of the period after scoring from the top of the crease with 1:55 remaining in the period. Heffernan earned her second assist of the game on the play, and sophomore Lexie Laing earned a helper after sliding the puck backwards to Zarzecki. The score extended Harvard's advantage to 3-0.

Yale put a pair of tallies on the board in the final period. Phoebe Staenz tallied the first score, assisted by Jordan Chancellor and Eden Murray at 16:33, and Eden Murray added a score with 13 seconds remaining, assisted by Taylor Marchin.

Harvard travels to Brown on Saturday, Nov. 6 for a 4 p.m puck drop at Meehan Auditorium. The contest can be seen live on the Ivy League Digital Network.