Maschmeyer made a season-high 37 saves against the Tigers (Elan Kawesch).
PRINCETON, N.J. – In the first contest of a back-to-back, No. 7/8 Harvard women's hockey dropped a heartbreaker in overtime to Princeton, 2-1. The Crimson falls to 8-3-1 overall and 5-2-1 in ECAC Hockey action.
Sydney Daniels tallied the lone Harvard goal, firing a loose puck into the back of the net in the second period. Miye D'Oench tallied her team-leading 17th-point on the play, and Lexie Laing was also credited her fourth assist of the year on the score. Emerance Maschmeyer tallied a season-high 37 saves in goal.
Harvard and Princeton (8-4-1, 4-4-1 ECAC Hockey) played a scoreless first period, with the Crimson holding an 11-5 advantage in shots. The squad's best look came when Daniels deked past a defender into the slot, but the Tigers managed to poke the puck loose at the last moment.
Maschmeyer moved into second place on the all-time Harvard career saves list with her seventh save of the contest in the second period. The senior is 74 saves from passing Erin Villiotte '95 to set a new program standard, and the netminder made 22 saves in the second period to hold the 0-0 score line.
Daniels gave Harvard a 1-0 lead at 10:16 in the third period after she poked home the puck from just outside the crease. Laing inserted the puck into a fray to the right of the goal, and D'Oench knocked the puck to a waiting Daniels for the score. The goal was Daniels' sixth of the season, and D'Oench extended her point streak to seven games with the assist.
Just over a minute later, Princeton tied the game, 1-1, off the stick of Molly Strabley. Kiersten Falck and Molly Contini earned assists on the play. The game was sent to overtime deadlocked at one apiece, but the Tigers tallied a goal 2:27 into the extra period by Kelsey Koelzer, unassisted.
Harvard travels to fourth-ranked Quinnipiac on Saturday, Dec. 5 for a 4 p.m. puck drop. The game will be broadcast live on Quinnipiac All-Access.