Daniels Scores Twice as Women’s Hockey Ties Brown, 3-3

The brace was Daniels' second in the past three games (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In the first of a pair of Ivy League and ECAC Hockey Clashes, Harvard women's hockey played to a 3-3 tie with Brown on Friday at Bright-Landry Hockey Center.

Junior Sydney Daniels netted a pair of tallies on the night to surpass double-digit goals on the season, while sophomore Dani Krzyszczyk potted her first goal of the season to round out the Crimson scorers. Junior Brianna Laing stopped 27 shots in net and senior Miye D'Oench registered a team-high four blocks.

Despite Harvard (12-9-2) mustering 18 first period shots, Brown (3-18-3) opened the scoring at 3:13 in the second period when Kelly Micholson found the back of the net from the point. Cara Najjar was credited an assist on the play.

Six minutes later, Krzyszczyk tallied her first score of the year after a 2-on-1 break with freshman Grace Zarzecki tied the game. The sophomore picked up the puck on the boards and played it across to Zarzecki as the duo darted up the ice. Zarzecki slotted a pass back to Krzyszczyk, who deked past Monica Elvin to tie the game. Zarzecki earned her fifth assist of the season.

At 14:54 in the second stanza, Daniels gave Harvard a 2-1 lead after finishing past Elvin in the top shelf. Junior Briana Mastel and freshman Kaitlin Tse connected to start the play, and following a shot from Tse, Daniels collected the puck and wristed it across the line. The goal was her 10th of the season, while Mastel and Tse earned their sixth assists.

Sending the game to a tie at the second intermission, Najjar netted the equalizer for Brown at 18:14 in the second frame. Leah Olson and Hunter Davis provided the helpers.

Daniels struck again at 4:08 in the third when she netted her second goal of the evening. After sophomore Nikki Friesen freed the puck from a fray up against the boards, freshman Audrey Warner fired a shot that deflected off the goaltender and onto Daniels' stick for an easy finish. The goal was her 11th of the season, and Warner and Friesen picked up their fourth and second assists of the year, respectively.

Brown pulled even with the game-tying goal at 15:23 in the third when Erin Conway netted a power play goal. Sam Donovan and Olson provided the assists on the play.

Harvard hosts Yale in its annual White Out Bright-Landry contest tomorrow at 4 p.m. Harvard will honor the class of 2016 in a postgame ceremony, and the game will be broadcast on ONE World Sports and the Ivy League Digital Network.