(photo credit Winslow Townson)
POTSDAM, N.Y. – The Harvard women's hockey team (5-11-2, 4-8-1 ECAC Hockey) fell to No. 5/5 Clarkson (19-5-1, 10-3-0 ECAC Hockey) on Friday night at Cheel Arena by a score of 4-2. Kaitlin Tse and Lexie Laing led the offense with one goal apiece while Kristin Della Rovere and Emma Buckles each put five shots on target.
The Golden Knights opened scoring just 3:35 into the first period, netting a wrister from the right circle. Harvard responded less than five minutes later with a power-play strike from Kaitlin Tse. Before the end of the first, Clarkson would chip in one more for a 2-1 lead through 20. Clarkson continued the offensive onslaught in the second, bookending the period with goals at 3:08 and 19:02. In the final minutes, Lexie Laing was able to cut the deficit to two with a snipe at 17:35 of the final frame.
Harvard will make the short trip to face St. Lawrence tomorrow at 3 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN+.