No. 8/9 Women’s Hockey Falls to No. 5/5 Clarkson, 5-2

Laing, Zarzecki provided the Crimson goals (Zack Williamson).

POTSDAM, N.Y. – Skating in the second contest of a back-to-back, No. 8/9 Harvard women's hockey fell to No. 5/5 Clarkson, 5-2, on Saturday afternoon at Cheel Arena.

Sophomore Lexie Laing and freshman Grace Zarzecki found the back of the net for the Crimson (10-6-1, 7-5-1 ECAC Hockey), while seniors Miye D'Oench and Michelle Picard and sophomore Chelsea Ziadie also registered a point. Senior Emerance Maschmeyer tallied 28 saves in goal.

Laing opened the scoring at 2:42 in the first period when she poked the puck across the line from the edge of the crease. D'Oench fed the puck to Ziadie for a one-timer at the point, and following an initial save from Tiley, Laing tallied her fourth goal of the year. The assists were the second and 12th of the season for Ziadie and D'Oench, respectively.

Clarkson evened the score, 1-1, five minutes later when Loren Gabel found the puck in the slot and put it into the back of the net. Shannon MacAulay and Genevieve Bannon were given assists on the play.

Harvard regained the lead at 15:20 in the opening frame when Zarzecki tallied her seventh goal of the season. Picard started the break with a pass up the right side to the first-year skater, who ripped the puck off a Clarkson skate and into the back of the mesh from the right faceoff circle. The helper was Picard's fifth of 2015-16.

The Golden Knights found a goal at 16:57 in the second period when Rhyen McGill redirected Savannah Harmon's shot into the back of the net to tie the game at 2-2.

Seven minutes into the third period, Clarkson gained its first lead of the night when Jacobson scored off the assist from McGill. Less than two minutes later, Olivia Howe scored to push the Golden Knights' lead to 4-2. At 17:31 in the third, Bannon scored for Clarkson to finish the game at 5-2.

Harvard hosts top-ranked Boston College on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The 7 p.m. puck drop will be broadcast on ESPN3 and the Ivy League Digital Network.