HANOVER, N.H. – The Harvard women's hockey team (1-0-0, 1-0-0 ECAC Hockey) thrashed Dartmouth (0-1-0, 0-1-0 ECAC Hockey), 7-4, in the season opener on Friday night in Hanover. In addition to Katie Tresca's first career goal and Kristin Della Rovere's hat trick, nine other career highs were broken or tied in the contest.
Lindsay Reed made her season debut in net, making 17 saves while denying all four of Dartmouth's power-play opportunities. Anne Bloomer, Kate Glover, Kat Hughes, Keely Moy, Ali Peper and Dominique Petrie also etched their names on the scoresheet.
Harvard wasted no time getting on the board when Tresca lit the lamp just 1:53 into the game. The goal marked the Crimson's first tally of the season and also the first of the sophomore's career. Less than four minutes later, Petrie would double the score with help from Moy and Peper. At 7:48 of the opening frame, Bloomer peeled the puck off Dartmouth in the d-zone and went coast to coast to notch her first of the season, unassisted.
Dartmouth came fighting back in the second, scoring twice in the span of 2:56 to cut the lead to one. Before the middle frame was out, Petrie would extend the margin to two, again from Moy and Peper. The Big Green continued to claw back, striking at 1:31 of the third to get back within one at 4-3. Following the goal, Della Rovere began her scoring frenzy that gave her the hat trick. After bringing the Crimson back to a three-goal lead nine minutes into the third, the sophomore would put a stamp on the victory with 33 seconds remaining in regulation. Dartmouth managed to squeeze in a score at 19:11 of the final frame but its four goals fell short of the Crimson's seven.
- Katie Tresca scored her first career goal.
- Kristin Della Rovere recorded a hat trick, the first of her career. The feat was also the first trio of goals since 2017.
- Dominique Petrie led the roster with four points.
- Ali Peper and Keely Moy each recorded three assists, a new career high for both players.
- Harvard outshot Dartmouth 28-21.
- Della Rovere scored the lone special teams goal of the evening.
- The Crimson earned its 50th all-time win against the Big Green.
Harvard will host its home opener next Friday, Nov. 1 at 3:30 p.m. against Brown. The contest will be broadcast on ESPN+ and NESN.