No. 9/9 Women’s Hockey Setback at No. 4/4 Cornell

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ITHACA, N.Y. – The No. 9/9 Harvard women's hockey team (10-7-1, 9-3-1 ECAC Hockey) suffered a 7-0 loss at No. 4/4 Cornell (16-1-2, 10-0-2 ECAC Hockey) on Saturday afternoon at Lynah Rink. Lindsay Reed and Becky Dutton split time in net, combining for 31 saves while Ali Peper led the offense with four shot attempts. 

Harvard held Cornell off the scoreboard until 18:41 of the first period when the offense drew Reed out and buried a rebound on an open net. After a quiet first period, the Big Red went on a four-goal scoring spree to put the margin at 5-0 after two. Cornell began just 25 seconds into the frame, firing a rocket at Reed from the slot. Its second score of the period came not long after when the Big Red rifled a head-on shot from the point at 1:43. At 7:21 with Harvard in the penalty box, Cornell converted on the man advantage from between the circles. The hosts closed the period with a second power-play tally, chipping the puck over Reed's pad from the edge of the crease. 

Becky Dutton took over between the pipes for the final frame, making four saves. The Big Red secured its third power-play tally of the afternoon at 5:41, extending the gap to 6-0. Cornell put the final score at 7-0 when it slid the puck into the corner of the net at 16:25. 

Harvard Highlights

  • Becky Dutton made her second appearance this season, registering four saves.
  • Harvard held a 28-25 advantage in faceoffs. 
  • Becca Gilmore blocked two shots on goal.

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The Crimson continues its road swing next weekend in North Country, taking on St. Lawrence and No. 7/7 Clarkson on Jan. 24 and 25, respectively.