(photo credit Gil Talbot)
HANOVER, N.H. – The Harvard women's hockey team (5-8-2, 4-5-1 ECAC) earned a much needed victory at Dartmouth (3-13-1, 2-8-0 ECAC) on Friday night at Thompson Arena. After two scoreless periods, Lexie Laing lit the lamp 17 seconds into the third period to give the Crimson what it needed for the 1-0 win. Lindsay Reed helped make the case with 27 saves in net, including 15 in the third period.
Reed's performance was her third career shutout, which now ranks her in the top-10 in the nation for shutouts. Kat Hughes paced the offense with six shots on target while Laing won 12 of 21 draws at the faceoff dot. The Crimson defense combined for nine blocks on the evening.
- Lindsay Reed recorded her third career shutout, posting 27 saves. She now ranks tied for ninth in the nation for shutouts.
- Lexie Laing's game-winner was her fourth goal of the season.
- The Crimson killed off 1:18 of 5-on-3 time followed by an additional 32 seconds of penalty kill play.
- Harvard earned its first road win of the season.
- The Crimson extends its unbeaten streak to seven against the Big Green.
The Crimson returns next weekend to host Colgate and Cornell. Over the course of the weekend, Harvard will be celebrating 40 years of women's hockey as well as the 20th anniversary of the 1999 national championship team. Puck drop against Colgate is set for Friday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. while Saturday's contest is set to commence at 3 p.m.