The Harvard women's hockey team (5-2-0, 5-0-0 ECAC Hockey) was edged by a score of 3-1 against New Hampshire (7-7-2, 5-6-1 Hockey East) on Saturday afternoon. The Crimson put up an electrifying 46 shots while Lindsay Reed made 32 saves in net.
Anne Bloomer scored her seventh goal in as many games on a breakaway in the second frame while Dominique Petrie led the offense with nine shots on target.
New Hampshire lit the lamp first, scoring at 18:00 of the opening period on a delayed penalty to take a 1-0 lead into the first intermission. The Wildcats also held a 13-10 shot advantage through the first 20 minutes of play. The Wildcats took a 2-0 lead at 8:28 of the second off a turnover in the neutral zone.
Harvard answered at 14:59 of the middle frame when Anne Bloomer went one-on-one with the goalie, beating her far side for a short-handed tally. The final score of the game came less than a minute into the third when New Hampshire scored on a breakaway to seal the final at 3-1. The Crimson pulled Reed for a majority of the final two minutes of play but it was not enough to close the gap.
- Harvard posted 46 shots on goal.
- All five first-years suited up for the first time this season.
- The Crimson drops to 19-30-5 all-time against the Wildcats.
Harvard will now prepare for the inaugural Country Classic tournament in Nashville, Tenn. The Crimson will take on the top-two teams in the nation, Minnesota and Wisconsin, next Friday and Saturday at the Nashville Predators' Ford Ice Center.