(photo credit Gil Talbot)
DURHAM, N.H. – The Harvard women's hockey team (4-6-2) played to a 2-2 draw at New Hampshire (6-9-4) on Saturday afternoon in Durham. The contest was the final game of the calendar year for the Crimson and was its fourth overtime contest this season.
Maryna Macdonald opened scoring just 2:55 into the game with her first career goal. Kate Glover initiated the play, peeling the puck off a Wildcat defender and sending it to Macdonald for a rip from the point. At 5:06 of the second, New Hampshire struck back to tie the score at one. Macdonald was not done on the scoresheet, adding an assist on Kristin Della Rovere's goal at 8:46 of the second period. In the neutral zone, the British Columbian blue liner dished the puck to Becca Gilmore making her way up the right side of the sheet. Gilmore fired a shot from outside the circle where Della Rovere clipped the shot before it ricocheted into the net.
New Hampshire would tie the score for good at 8:54 of the third when Meghara McManus went one-on-one with Reed to score her second of the game.
- Maryna Macdonald scored her first career goal and posted her first career multi-point effort.
- Harvard held a 31-28 advantage at the faceoff dot.
- Lindsay Reed made 38 saves in net, including an incredible kick save
- Harvard has not allowed a power-play goal in four consecutive games. Opponents have gone 0-15 on the man advantage.
- Both squads went 0-4 on the power-play.
Harvard will break for winter recess and will resume game action on Jan. 4 against Princeton. Game time is set for 3:30 p.m. at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center.