Maschmeyer tied a season-high with 37 stops in net (Elan Kawesch).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In its first contest of the weekend, Harvard women's hockey fell to No. 4/4 Quinnipiac, 1-0, Friday afternoon at Bright-Landry Hockey Center.
Senior Emerance Maschmeyer tied a season-high with 37 saves in net for Harvard (11-8-1, 8-6-1 ECAC), recording 30 or more stops for the 10th time this season. The Crimson defense weathered the Bobcats' attack with 20 blocks, led by four from sophomore Chelsea Ziadie and three apiece from sophomore Karly Heffernan and senior Michelle Picard.
Quinnipiac (21-1-4, 11-13 ECAC) got on the board first at the 6:52 mark in the first period, taking advantage of a power play opportunity. Melissa Samoskevich slotted a loose puck across the line to give the Bobcats a 1-0 advantage, assisted by Emma Woods and Kristen Tamberg.
The opening goal proved all that Quinnipiac would need, as Harvard was held scoreless for just the fourth time the season. The final score marked the sixth time in the last seven meetings that the outcome was decided by one goal or less.
Harvard will honor Angela Ruggiero '04 on Saturday, Jan. 30 as the squad takes on No. 9/9 Princeton at 4 p.m. The game can be seen live on ONE World Sports and the Ivy League Digital Network.