Sophomore center Jen Botterill was the overtime heroine for the second year in a row as the No. 3 Harvard women's hockey team captured back-to-back Beanpot titles for the first time since 1983.
"It was a great hockey game," Harvard Coach Katey Stone said. "The hockey gods were looking out for Harvard tonight."
Harvard (15-4-3, 12-4-3 ECAC) downed No.8 Northeastern (16-7-3, 10-5-3) 4-3 at 2:18 in overtime on Botterill's 20th goal of the season, with assists from junior winger Tammy Shewchuk and freshman winger Kalen Ingram.
Circling behind the goal line, Shewchuk spotted Botterill open in the slot.
"I just saw Tammy in the corner," Botterill said. "She had a lane to pass and put it right on my stick."
Taking the feed, Botterill made no mistake, one timing a wrist shot past the out stretched blocker of junior goaltender Erika Silva.
"With all my teammates in the corner doing the hard work, I just have to finish it off when they put it on my stick," a modest Botterill said.
It was the second goal of the night for Botterill and the second time that one of her goals has clinched the Beanpot title for Harvard in overtime.