HANOVER, N.H. – After a Val Turgeon goal late in the third and backed by an incredible performance from netminder Beth Larcom, the Harvard women's hockey team (7-4-1, 5-2-1 ECAC) blanked Dartmouth (3-9-0, 1-7-0) 1-0 at Thompson Arena to close out the fall semester of competition.
After a scoreless 40 minutes, Val Turgeon broke the silence with a bang, scoring the game-winner with just 6:23 left in regulation. Between the pipes, Beth Larcom made 28 saves and earned her first shutout of the season. Neither Harvard or Dartmouth was successful on the power play, the Crimson going 0-for-3 and the Big Green going 0-for-5 on the man advantage.
Harvard outshot Dartmouth 32-28 overall, including 13-7 in the final frame.
Kaitlin Tse led the defense, accruing three of 14 total blocks by the blue line crew.
- After picking the puck off the boards in the d-zone, Val Turgeon carried it down the ice and fired it from inside the right circle over Christie Honor's glove at 13:37 of the third period.
Harvard will return to the ice in 2018, playing seven of the first nine games in the new year on the road. Beginning on Jan. 5 and 6, the Crimson will head to upstate New York for matchups with Rensselaer and Union.