Hamilton, N.Y. – The Harvard women's hockey team (8-6-1, 6-4-1 ECAC) fell to No. 4/4 Colgate (18-3-1, 9-2-0 ECAC) on Friday afternoon by a 3-2 decision in Hamilton, N.Y.
Harvard lit the lamp first on Kat Hughes' team-leading eighth goal of the season before Colgate tied the game heading into the first intermission. Both teams would add a score in the second before Colgate sealed Harvard's fate early in the third.
While the Raiders outshot the Crimson in the first and second periods, Harvard came out blazing in the third, owning a 15-4 advantage in the final frame. Neither team was able to connect on the power-play, Harvard with seven opportunities and Colgate having four.
Beth Larcom made a season high 35 saves and Chelsea Ziadie and Emma Buckles notched two blocks each. Becca Gilmore recorded her team-leading fifth multi-point effort, adding assists on both goals this afternoon. Bradley Fusco and Kat Hughes also contributed assists in the contest.
- Harvard made its presence known at 9:46 of the first period when Becca Gilmore fed the puck to Kat Hughes in the slot where she was able to bang home her own rebound to make it 1-0 Crimson.
- Colgate struck back when Larcom was unable to secure the puck and Malia Schneider tapped in a loose puck at 13:48 of the first.
- Just 2:20 into the second period, Colgate's Shelby Perry went one-on-one with Larcom from the right circle and beat her glove side to put the Raiders up 2-1.
- At 14:58 of the middle frame, Brooke Jovanovich knocked in the equalizer for the Crimson. After Kat Hughes dug the puck off the boards Becca Gilmore fired a back-handed shot from the right circle. En route to the net, Brooke Jovanovich was able to redirect the shot past Julia Vandyk.
- Lauren Wildfang ripped a shot from the point that sailed into the top right corner at 4:01 of the third.
Harvard will return to the ice tomorrow at No. 6/6 Cornell. Puck drop is set for 3 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ESPN3.