CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Courtney Hyland and Kate Glover both cashed in for their first career scores as the Harvard women's hockey team (3-0-0, 3-0-0 ECAC Hockey) downed Yale (3-1-0, 1-1-0 ECAC Hockey), 5-2, to remain undefeated and atop the ECAC Hockey standings. In its first three games, the Crimson has outscored its opponents 16-7.
Harvard continued its trend of starting games fast, scoring just 2:29 into the opening frame when Courtney Hyland clipped an Ali Peper shot and redirected it into the net. The remainder of the first would stay quiet, however five goals through the middle frame would liven up the scoreboard.
Fifty-five seconds into the second, Becca Gilmore put the Crimson up 2-0 with an assist from Kat Hughes. Less than two minutes later, Glover would score for the first time in her collegiate career, digging the hole deeper for Yale. The Bulldogs answered back with two straight goals one of which occurred on the man advantage. Keeping the power-play theme, Harvard would add a tally late in the second from Kyra Willoughby during 5-on-3 time and Becca Gilmore notched her second of the game 8:18 into the third. Despite outshooting Harvard 12-6 in the third, Yale could not climb back from the early deficit, ending the game in favor of the hosts 5-2.
- Courtney Hyland and Kate Glover scored their first career goals.
- Becca Gilmore contributed two scores this afternoon.
- Senior captains Kat Hughes and Ali Peper have tallied points in each of the first three games this season, as has Anne Bloomer and Dominique Petrie.
- Ten different players got their names on the scoresheet
- Yale outshot Harvard 30-27.
- The Crimson went 2-4 on the power play while the Bulldogs went 1-5.
- Harvard has scored at least twice before allowing a goal from its opponent in all three games this season.
Harvard will hit the road next weekend to take on Princeton and Quinnipiac.