Hallett and Tse found the back of the net for the Crimson (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Building momentum with an Ivy League triumph, Harvard women's hockey topped Dartmouth, 2-1, on Tuesday night at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center.
Sophomores Kate Hallett and Kaitlin Tse provided the pair of Crimson scores, while four Harvard (2-13-2, 2-8-2) players earned assists on the night. Earning her second win against the Big Green (5-13-0, 3-9-0) this season, senior Brianna Laing made 24 saves between the pipes.
Harvard outshot the Big Green, 31-25, and got on the board just 2:26 into the first period when Hallett banged home a shot from the edge of the crease to give the Crimson a 1-0 lead. Sophomore Audrey Warner freed the puck along the boards to junior Dani Krzyszczyk, who was able to find Hallett with a slick pass in front of the net for the score. The goal was Hallett's first this season, while Warner and Krzyszczyk earned their second assists of the campaign.
The Big Green responded at 5:01 in the first after Eleni Tabano broke down the left side and wristed a shot into the top right corner. Alyssa Baker and Emma Korbs earned assists on the play.
Scoring on the power play at 10:51 in the second frame, Tse took a pass from senior Sydney Daniels and freshman Val Turgeon at the point and fired a laser into the bottom left corner of the net. The score was her second of the season, while Daniels and Turgeon picked up their second and fifth assists, respectively.
Harvard controlled the pace of play late, but had to kill a 6-on-4 for the final 1:33 of game time. Laing made three crucial saves to close the game, sending the Crimson to the win.
A short turnaround to a weekend trip, Harvard treks to Brown and Yale Jan. 20-21 for a pair of ECAC Hockey and Ivy League tilts. Both contests will be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network, and the full archive of tonight's clash will also be available.