Women’s Hockey Effort Falls Short at Union

SCHENECTDAY, N.Y. – Despite outshooting Union (6-13-3, 4-6-0 ECAC) 30-24, blocking 15 shots on goal and 21 saves from netminder Beth Larcom, the Harvard women's hockey team (8-5-1, 6-3-1 ECAC) dropped a 3-1 decision at Messa Rink on Saturday afternoon. 

The first period ended scoreless, Harvard holding Union to just six shots to the Crimson's 12. During the period, sophomore Beth Larcom made her 500th career save off a laser from the point. Early in the second, Union put itself on the board and then doubled its lead with a power-play tally mid-way through the frame. With the clock running down, in her 100th career game, Haley Mullins punched in a shot to put Harvard within one. After trading Larcom in favor of the extra attacker, Union was able to add an empty net goal to secure the win.

Chelsea Ziadie led the defense with six blocks while Becca Gilmore managed six shots on net. 

Goal Descriptions

  • After recovering the puck from behind the net, Union's Katie Laughlin fed the puck to Arianna Kosakowski at the top of the left circle who sent a wrister over Larcom's glove at 6:04 of the second period.
  • Union was able to make it 2-0 mid-way through the second off a power-play tally from Cheyenne Harris. In a scramble in front of the crease, Ava Reynolds fired a shot that clipped Larcom's glove and became lose around the net where Harris was able to chip it in the lower right corner at 10:12.
  • After Bradley Fusco clipped a pass at the boards on the Union blue line, Haley Mullins collected the puck and skated around the back of the net, banging the puck off the far side post at 8:35 of the third period.
  • Union added an insurance goal late in the third when Cheyenne Harris intercepted a Harvard pass and sped down the ice to notch an empty-netter at 19:47. 

What's Next?
Harvard will continue its road swing next weekend with a pair of games at Colgate and Cornell. Puck drop is set for 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The series marks the beginning of a five-game streak against ranked opponents, the longest since before the 2013-14 season.