Turgeon tallied her fourth goal of the season (Jim Pierce).
TROY, N.Y. – In its final regular season contest on the road, Harvard women's hockey was tripped up by Rensselaer, 4-1, on Saturday afternoon at Houston Field House.
Freshman Val Turgeon found the back of the net for Harvard, while junior Lexie Laing and freshman Kat Hughes recorded assists. Freshman Beth Larcom made 21 saves between the pipes in her third-consecutive start.
Harvard held a 10-5 advantage in shots over the first frame, but the Engineers struck first at 13:54 in the opening frame after a goal from Whitney Renn.
Responding just 21 seconds later, Turgeon broke free after receiving the puck from Laing and Hughes and drove to the net where she lifted it past the netminder. Her fourth score of the season, Laing and Hughes picked up their 12th and ninth assists, respectively.
The Engineers tallied a trio of goals in the second period. Renn, Shayna Tomlinson and Sabrina Repaci all found the back of the net for Rensselaer. Sophomore Kaitlin Tse nearly pulled one back in the final minute of the frame, but it ricocheted off the post.
Harvard tallied 10 shots in the final frame, but could not get an additional tally on the board. The Crimson wraps up its regular season at home with Yale and Brown visiting Cambridge Feb. 17-18. The games will be broadcast on ESPN3 and NESN, respectively, and the Ivy League Digital Network.