Women’s Hockey Falls Late to Princeton, 2-1

Tse scored her first goal of the season (Gil Talbot).

PRINCETON, N.J. – In the second of a back-to-back, Harvard women's hockey could not overcome a two-goal third period from Princeton, falling 2-1.

Sophomore Kaitlin Tse found the back of the net for Harvard (1-10-2, 1-6-2 ECA Hockey), while freshman Val Turgeon and senior Briana Mastel earned assists. The Crimson outshot the Tigers on the afternoon, 33-31, while senior Molly Tissenbaum made 29 stops in goal.

After a scoreless first period, Tse put the Crimson on the board with her first goal of the season, and her second career goal. On the power play, Turgeon circled with the puck before dropping a pass to Mastel for a shot from the point. Tse got her stick on the puck at the edge of the crease, putting it into the back of the mesh to give Harvard a 1-0 lead.

Princeton tallied a pair of goals in the third period to take a 2-1 lead. Karlie Lund scored at 4:38 in the period to tie the score, 1-1, and Kiersten Falck netted a power play goal at 12:59 to give the Tigers their first lead of the contest.

Harvard forced Steph Neatby into three saves over the final minutes, and junior Lexie Laing rang the crossbar with a wrister that would have leveled the score.

The Crimson returns to action on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at Fenway Park against Boston College as part of the Frozen Fenway slate of games. The 8 p.m. puck drop will be streamed live on BCEagles.com.