(photo credit Gil Talbot)
PRINCETON, N.J. – The Harvard women's hockey team (1-3-1, 1-3-1 ECAC) played to a 2-2 tie with Princeton (3-2-1, 3-0-1 ECAC) this afternoon at Hobey Baker Rink. The Crimson fought back twice, after being down 1-0 in the first and 2-1 in the third. Dominique Petrie lit up the scoreboard, tallying Harvard's first penalty shot score since 2011.
Lindsay Reed posted another solid performance in net, saving 33 of 35 shots. Becca Gilmore paced the offense with six shots on target while her second period goal tied the game at two. Behind the blue line, Brooke Jovanovich registered a team high four blocks.
Princeton struck first when Sharon Frankel converted on the power play off a tic-tac-toe pass from Sarah Verbeek at 8:45 of the opening period. The Crimson cracked the scoreboard with a bang at 13:13 of the second when Dominique Petrie was awarded a penalty shot and tucked it in the lower left corner behind McQuigge.
Early in the third, the Tigers would take the lead back on a score from Karlie Lund before Becca Gilmore would respond to even the score following a scramble in front of Princeton's net. Harvard managed to put five shots on net during the overtime period but time expired before either team could take home a victory.
- Dominique Petrie's successful penalty shot was the first since February 2011.
- Lindsay Reed made 33 saves in net, her second highest total this season.
- Becca Gilmore tallied her first goal of the season.
- Harvard blocked 20 shots to Princeton's 19.
- Princeton converted on one of four power play attempts while Harvard went 0-for-5 on the man advantage.
The Crimson will break for two-weeks before returning to action on Tuesday, Nov. 20 against Holy Cross. Following the Thanksgiving holiday, Harvard will head north to the No. 1 ranked team in the country, Wisconsin, for a pair of contests on Friday, Nov. 23 and Saturday, Nov. 24.