Heffernan tallied her second goal of the year against the Bobcats (Zack Williamson).
HAMDEN, Conn. – On the road for the fourth-consecutive game, No. 7/8 Harvard fell to No. 4/4 Quinnipiac, 2-1, with 55 seconds remaining in overtime.
Karly Heffernan provided the Harvard (8-4-1, 5-3-1 ECAC Hockey) tally, netting her second goal of the season. Lexie Laing and Audrey Warner were credited the assists on the play, their fifth and second helpers of the season. Emerance Maschmeyer eclipsed 30-saves for the fifth-straight game, stopping 31 shots against the Bobcats' attack.
Quinnipiac (13-1-3, 7-1-2 ECAC Hockey) struck first at 18:48 in the first period when Emma Woods found the puck in Harvard's defensive zone and scored to give the Bobcats a 1-0 lead. Taylar Cianfarano was credited an assist on the play.
Harvard's offense tallied ten shots in the second period, led by four from Sydney Daniels and three from Miye D'Oench. The duo combined for a pair of near misses in the frame, while Maschmeyer tallied 11 saves in the scoreless second.
Heffernan tied the score, 1-1, with a laser into the top left corner at 7:31 in the third period. The sophomore from Sherwood Park, Alberta started the sequence when she played the puck up the ice to Warner and Laing, and received a return pass to the right of the slot where she was able to net the equalizer.
The game went to overtime after playing out the final 12 minutes of regulation without a goal, and the Bobcats tallied the game-winner with 55 ticks left on the clock in the extra period off the stick of Melissa Samoskevich. Nicole Kosta and Cianfarano dealt the assists on the play.
Harvard takes a break until Friday, Jan. 8 when it hosts Cornell at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The 7 p.m. puck drop will be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network.