Rally Comes Up Short as Women’s Hockey Falls to No. 5/5 St. Lawrence, 2-1

Colbert netted her first-career goal against the Saints (Jim Pierce).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Hosting the first of two ranked opponents on back-to-back afternoons, Harvard women's hockey fell to No. 5/5 St. Lawrence, 2-1, on Friday at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center.

Freshman Kyra Colbert scored her first-career goal to lead the offense, while sophomore Kate Hallett and senior Briana Mastel earned assists on the play. Harvard outshot the Saints 33-27, including a game-high eight from senior Sydney Daniels and six from junior Lexie Laing. Between the posts, Brianna Laing made 25 saves.

St. Lawrence struck first at 1:43 in the opening period after Kalie Grant broke free, but the Crimson controlled the action in the first frame with a 13-11 shots advantage. The Saints extended their lead to 2-0 after a score from Kennedy Marchment on the power play at 3:02 in the second.

Harvard pulled within a goal at 5:31 in the second after the first-career score from Colbert. Mastel and Hallett freed the puck behind the net, and as St. Lawrence tried to clear the puck Colbert deflected it past the goaltender for the goal. Mastel and Hallett tallied their ninth and first assists of the year, respectively.

Harvard outshot the Saints by a 12-7 margin in the final frame, including four attempts from junior Lexie Laing and three from Daniels, but the puck would not bounce home as St. Lawrence goalie Grace Harrison made 32 saves.

Harvard hosts No. 3/3 Clarkson on Saturday, Feb. 4 for a 3 p.m. puck drop. The game, along with the full archive of the St. Lawrence clash, will be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network.