CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's hockey team (3-1-1, 3-1-1 ECAC) skated to a 2-2 OT tie with Ivy rival Yale (2-4-2, 1-3-2 ECAC) on Saturday afternoon. Four players tallied points in the effort with Val Turgeon and Brooke Jovanovich extending their current point streaks and Dani Krzyszczyk and Ali Peper notching their first points of the season after returning to the lineup Friday night.
Harvard outshot Yale 29-26, including a 15-4 advantage in the opening period while Beth Larcom made 24 saves including a number in high pressure situations. Val Turgeon and Brooke Jovanovich led the team getting four pucks on net and Lunasa Sano, Kate Glover and Krzyszczyk all finished with +1 ratings.
- On Harvard's first power-play opportunity of the day, Ali Peper fired the puck to Brooke Jovanovich at the left of the net. Jovanovich sent the puck across the crease where Val Turgeon beat Hofmann stick-side at 15:27 of the opening period.
- After digging the puck out of the corner, Dani Krzyszczyk forced a turnover in front of the net and banged it home for the first time this season to put the Crimson up 2-0 at 3:22 of the second.
- In the offensive zone, Yale's Eden Murray won the faceoff to the slot where Greta Skarzynski redirected the puck through Larcom's five hole to put the Bulldogs within one at 16:42 of the second frame.
- With a minute and a half to go in regulation, Yale pulled its goalie to attempt the equalizer. Moving the puck around the offensive zone, Emma Vlasic sent a wrister through traffic to tie the score with 1:04 left to play in regulation.
Next weekend, Harvard will play its first non-conference games of the season with a home-and-home series against Holy Cross. Friday, the Crusaders will travel to Cambridge for a 6 p.m. puck drop and the Crimson will make the return trip for a Saturday afternoon tilt slated for 2 p.m.