CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Kaitlin Tse's pair of goals just 1:31 apart in the third period fell short as the Harvard women's hockey team (5-9-2, 4-6-1 ECAC Hockey) dropped a 4-2 decision to Colgate (13-6-4, 7-2-2 ECAC Hockey) on Friday night at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Crimson would claw back from a 3-0 deficit to get within one, courtesy of Tse's snipes, but an empty net tally at 18:58 would hold the Raider lead.
Tse is the first defender to score two goals in a game since Sarah Edney in March 2015. Harvard's offense put up a season high 42 shots on target, led by Dominique Petrie, Becca Gilmore and Lexie Laing who each contributed five. On defense, Kyra Willoughby, Kat Hughes and Kaitlin Tse added two blocks apiece to the Crimson's total of 12.
Through the first two periods, Colgate took a commanding 3-0 lead, including a power-play score 5:37 into the opening frame. Harvard remained quiet until the third period when on a delayed penalty, Kaitlin Tse took a cross-ice pass from Kristin Della Rovere and scored from the left faceoff dot. Just a minute and a half later on the power-play, Tse would strike again from the opposite circle, putting the Crimson one goal down at 3-2 with five minutes on the clock. As time wound down and Reed pulled in favor of the extra attacker, the Raiders were able to add an insurance empty-netter at 18:58, sealing the final score at 4-2
- Kaitlin Tse is the first defender to score multiple goals since Sarah Edney in March 2015.
- Harvard put up a season high 42 shots on goal, including 18 in the second period.
- Lindsay Reed made 32 saves in net.
- Both teams went 1-5 on the power-play.
- Harvard held a 30-29 advantage at the faceoff dot.
Harvard will return tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 19 for a 3 p.m. matchup with No. 7/7 Cornell. Puck drop is set for 3 p.m. The Crimson will be celebrating the 1999 national championship team with a ceremony prior to the game.