Women’s Hockey Ties No. 3/3 Clarkson, 2-2, in Overtime

Ziadie netted her first score of the season against the Golden Knights (Jim Pierce).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In a highly-contested game that came down to the wire, Harvard women's hockey played to a 2-2 tie with No. 3/3 Clarkson in overtime Saturday at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Crimson set a new program record for overtime games with the result with nine on the season.

Juniors Haley Mullins and Chelsea Ziadie found the back of the net for the Crimson, while classmate Lexie Laing has a game-high two assists. Freshman Beth Larcom came within four saves of her career-high, finishing with 37 stops.

After a scoreless first period where Harvard (3-17-4, 3-11-4 ECAC Hockey) allowed just seven shots, Clarkson (21-4-5, 15-1-2 ECAC Hockey) struck first at 5:29 in the second period when Cayley Mercer tipped one home on the power play. Ella Shelton and Loren Gabel tallied assists on the play.

Less than three minutes later, Mullins tallied a power play goal of her own to level the score, 1-1. Freshman Kat Hughes dazzled with some impressive skating in the offensive zone, which led to a shot from Laing on the right wing. Following an initial stop, Mullins banged home her sixth goal of the season.

The Crimson jumped ahead at 19:01 in the second after Ziadie potted her first score of the season. Laing won a faceoff in the offensive zone, which led to a sharp one-timer from Ziadie into the right side netting. The assist was Laing's eighth of the season.

Harvard and Clarkson played an even third period until the Crimson took a penalty with 1:47 left to play. The Golden Knights went with six skaters on the power play, and found an equalizer with 48 seconds left off the stick of Rhyen McGill.

Harvard and Clarkson tallied four shots apiece in overtime, including a hard slapper from senior Sydney Daniels that created momentary havoc in front of the Clarkson net, but ultimately the game ended in a deadlock.

The Crimson returns to action on Tuesday, Feb. 7 against Boston University in the Beanpot consolation. Dropping puck at 4:30 p.m., the game will be broadcast on GoNUxstream.