D'Oench tallied her second multi-goal game of the season (Elan Kawesch).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Registering it's most prolific offensive output of the season, No. 9/9 Harvard women's hockey skated past No. 10/- Colgate, 6-2, on Saturday afternoon at Bright-Landry Hockey Center.
Senior goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer made history mid-way through the third period when she broke the all-time Harvard record for career saves. Erin Villiotte's '95 record of 2,107 saves had stood since 1995.
Senior Miye D'Oench led the Crimson (10-4-1, 7-3-2) offense with two goals and three points, while nine total skaters recorded a point. Junior Sydney Daniels posted her first three-point outing of the season with one goal and two helpers, while freshman Kaitlin Tse and sophomore Lexie Laing provided two points apiece.
Colgate (11-4-6, 3-2-4) got on the board first at 1:12 in the opening period when Megan Sullivan wristed home a score off the feed from Annika Zalewski and Jessie Eldridge.
Harvard responded later in the first stanza when D'Oench tipped in the game-tying goal. Laing played the puck to sophomore Chelsea Ziadie for a one-timer at the point that flew down the crease to the stick of D'Oench for the score. The New York native added to her team-leading tally with her ninth goal of the year, while the helper was the first and seventh of the season for Ziadie and Laing, respectively.
Freshman Kate Hallett gave Harvard the lead at 1:28 in the second period when she rocketed a shot into the lower right corner. Classmate Audrey Warner started a 3-on-2 break with a pass to Tse, who played the puck backwards to Hallett for the one-timer that beat Colgate goaltender Ashlynne Rando. The score was Hallett's second of the season, while Tse and Warner picked up their fifth and third assists of the year.
The Crimson extended its lead to 3-1 at 18:02 in the second frame when Tse netted her first-career goal. Daniels stole the puck along the boards at the blue line, carried the puck into the offensive zone and played a diagonal pass to Tse who finished in the bottom corner. Daniels tallied her fifth assist of the season on the play, which ended up as the game-winner.
At the eight-minute mark in the third period, Maschmeyer broke the all-time Harvard record for career saves when she turned aside an attempt from Nicole Gass. The stop was the 2,108th of her career, and the netminder finished the game with 30 saves.
The Crimson broke the game open in the third period with a trio of goals. Daniels added her name to the scoreboard at 10:27 in the final period as Laing secured a faceoff to D'Oench and Daniels finished it with a powerful shot to further Harvard's lead. The score marked Daniels' seventh of the season, while Laing added her second assist of the game.
Sophomore Karly Heffernan got in on the action with her third goal of the year at 9:33 in the final frame. Freshman Grace Zarzecki stole the puck from a Colgate attacker at mid-ice and broke free down the wing before dishing it to Heffernan right in front of the net, who slid the puck past the goaltender.
Colgate snapped Harvard's run at 16:37 in the third period as Lauren Wildfang found Shelby Perry gliding down the wing, who wristed a shot into the back of the mesh. Harvard responded 22 seconds later, however, as Daniels stole a Colgate pass and found D'Oench right in front of the net, who redirected the puck into the back netting for her second score of the game to cap the 6-1 Crimson triumph.
Harvard women's hockey travels to North Country Jan. 15-16 for a pair of ECAC Hockey clashes with St. Lawrence and No. 5/6 Clarkson.