No. 9 Harvard, No. 7 Princeton Skate to Draw

No. 9 Harvard, No. 7 Princeton Skate to Draw

 The No. 9/9 Harvard women's hockey (10-5-1, 9-1-1 ECAC Hockey) battled to a 3-3 draw against No. 7/7 Princeton (14-4-1, 9-3-1 ECAC Hockey) on Saturday afternoon at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. Dominique Petrie led the offense with two goals while Lindsay Reed made 45 saves in net. 

Kristin Della Rovere contributed a pair of assists while Kyra Willoughby put up four blocks. With the tie, the Crimson retains shared possession of the top spot in ECAC Hockey standings but has the tie-breaker advantage, having beat the Tigers 6-2 earlier this season. The Crimson is also at the top of Ivy League standings at 6-0-1 against ancient eight opponents. 

Princeton opened scoring with a pair of power play goals at 2:03 and 11:44 of the opening period. The Crimson responded with three unanswered goals beginning with tallies from Kat Hughes and Dominique Petrie at 5:37 and 7:18 of the middle frame. After Hughes buried a snipe from the right circle, Petrie cashed in on the power-play to even the score at 2-2 heading into the final frame. 

Just 5:06 into the third period, Petrie notched her second of the game, giving Harvard the lead until the final minute of regulation. The Tigers pulled their goalie late, but were able to convert with the extra attacker to force overtime. Despite a hard fought attempt, neither team was able to break through in extra minutes, ending the game in a 3-3 draw. 

Harvard Highlights

  • With the win, Harvard retains possession of the top spot in ECAC Hockey standings, tied with Princeton with 19 points.
  • The Crimson killed four of six power-play attempts from Princeton. 

Game Notes

  • The Crimson remains undefeated in Ivy League play at 6-0-1.
  • Lindsay Reed has made 40+ saves in three out of four career games against Princeton. 

Up Next
Next week, the Crimson will travel to Hamilton, N.Y. and Ithaca, N.Y. to faceoff against Colgate and No. 4/4 Cornell.