After being shut out for the first time in 83 games in a 1-0 loss to Providence on Saturday, the Harvard women's hockey team arrived at Bright Hockey Center last night ready to work the kinks out.
By the final horn, the team was steam-pressed.
The Crimson (14-3-3, 11-3-3 ECAC) leisurely shut out B.U. 7-0, scoring at will against a Terrier squad that normally plays as a club team.
Center Jen Botterill received a pass from defenseman Jamie Hagerman at the blue line, sliced through a couple of Terrier skaters between the circles and found rope at 6:47 of the first period to put the Crimson ahead for good.
Botterill's game-winner was her team-leading fourth of the season.
As the two teams stood on their blue lines for the national anthem, the difference between the squads was already clear.
B.U. looked small and young in comparison to the sharply-clad national champion Crimson squad who stood at the other end of the rink. The Terriers dressed 15 underclassmen and only two seniors for the game.
While the Crimson skated quickly to the bench and coach Katie Stone after the starting line-ups were announced, the Terriers glided to their goal, laughing and joking among themselves.