(photo credit Gil Talbot)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Despite 51 saves from rookie goaltender Lindsay Reed, the Harvard women's hockey team (10-12-3) fell 3-2 in overtime to Boston University (17-6-7) in the Beanpot Championship on Tuesday night at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. For her efforts in net across both games, Lindsay Reed was selected by the media as the 2019 Bertagna Award winner, recognizing the top goalie of the tournament. Reed made 103 saves across the semifinals and championship and held No. 7/7 Boston College to just one goal in the opening round.
Power-plays stole the show this evening, with four of five total goals scored coming on the man-advantage. Boston University opened scoring 18:28 into the first period via Reagan Rust's shot from the point. Kaitlin Tse responded just over a minute later with a power-play score of her own, cashing in on a snipe from the right circle.
Harvard would take a 2-1 lead 5:00 into the second, connecting on its second power-play of the game. Kristin Della Rovere took a pass from Dominique Petrie across the diameter of the left circle and fired a tough angle shot to give Harvard the upper hand. The first even strength goal of the game came at 15:28 when Boston University tucked the puck into the lower right corner which was nearly overturned after a lengthy review.
Both teams remained scoreless through the third, forcing overtime for the second straight Beanpot championship game. Just over midway through the first overtime period, Harvard took a penalty which allowed the Terriers to capitalize at 13:28, winning their second Beanpot in program history and first since 1981.
- Lindsay Reed was named the 2019 Bertagna Award winner, given to the top goaltender as voted by the media. Reed totaled 103 saves across two games played in the 2019 tournament.
- Kaitlin Tse scored her fifth power-play goal of the season.
- Harvard appeared in its tournament leading 29th championship game.
- Boston University won the Beanpot for the first time since 1981.
Harvard will return to Bright-Landry this Friday and Saturday to take on St. Lawrence and Clarkson. The Crimson will celebrate the Class of 2019 on Saturday following its matchup with the Golden Knights.