Women’s Hockey Falls Late to No. 4/3 Minnesota Duluth, 2-1, in Overtime

Warner scored her first goal of the season in the third frame (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Heading to overtime for the fourth time in six games, Harvard women's hockey dropped a heartbreaker late to No. 4/3 Minnesota Duluth, 2-1 (OT).

Sophomore Audrey Warner netted her first goal of the season, while senior Briana Mastel and junior Lexie Laing posted their fourth and third assists of the season, respectively. Senior Molly Tissenbaum had a tremendous afternoon in goal, making 39 saves.

Harvard (1-8-0) was outshot by Minnesota Duluth (10-3-3) by an 11-6 margin in the opening frame, but had a series of quality opportunities on goal in the opening frame. Sophomore Bradley Fusco posted a team-high two shots in the period.

Following a scoreless second period, Warner gave the Crimson a 1-0 lead after tipping the puck past UMD's Maddie Rooney and into the back of the net. Laing threw the puck to Mastel at the point, who was able to pick out Warner for the tip. The score was the third of Warner's career.

Minnesota Duluth leveled the score, 1-1, with 1:17 remaining in the third period off the stick of Ashleigh Brykhaliuk. Tissenbaum made a pair of saves at the end of regulation, sending the Crimson to its fourth overtime contest of the season.

With 1:51 elapsed in the extra period, the Bulldogs' Sydney Morin slotted a shot into the lower corner to give Minnesota Duluth the victory.

Harvard hits the road for a pair of ECAC Hockey clashes at Cornell and No. 9/8 Colgate Dec. 2-3. The first of the weekend will be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network.