NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Harvard women's hockey team (5-4-0) closed out action at the Country Classic today against No. 1/1 Minnesota. The Crimson was setback 4-0 by the Golden Gophers but gave ample evidence that it can compete against the top teams in the country.
Harvard's defense posted 18 blocks while Minnesota recorded just seven. The teams were nearly even in faceoffs and both squads managed to get about 56 percent of their shot attempts on target. Both programs also had perfect penalty kills on three opportunities apiece.
Lindsay Reed added another 39 saves to her weekend total of 91 while Keely Moy led the roster with five blocks. Kristin Della Rovere tallied five shots on target, followed by Dominique Petrie who fired four.
Harvard again opened the game strong, holding the No. 1 team in the nation scoreless through one. Minnesota did not crack the scoreboard until 14:15 of the second period on a wrister from the top of the right faceoff dot. The Golden Gophers went up 2-0 just over a minute later on a similar play.
The Crimson continued to hold a quick pace through the third, but Minnesota would get another bounce in at 10:19 of the final frame. The No.1 team in the nation sealed the final score at 4-0 with an empty net score at 18:08.
- Lindsay Reed made 91 saves across the pair of games this weekend.
- Keely Moy led the roster with five blocks.
- Harvard out-blocked Minnesota 18-7.
- Both teams went 3-3 on the penalty kill.
- Both teams put 56 percent of their shot attempts on target.
The Crimson will return to conference play next Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7, at Yale and Brown, respectively.