Harvard struck on the man advantage again 11 minutes into the second period. This time, sophomore forward Kyle Criscuolo set up Kerfoot from the left wing for a one-timer in the slot that caught Iles on the wrong side of the net.
Cornell drew even before the second intermission with goals from junior forward John McCarron at 12:46 and Matt Buckles at 17:18. Outshot by wide margins in the first and third frames, the Crimson received another strong outing from sophomore goaltender Steve Michalek, who made 32 saves.
After a scoreless third period in which the Big Red outshot the visitors, 10-5, Harvard had the better of the opportunities to open the extra period, but a wraparound attempt from junior Cornell forward Cole Bardreau with under a minute to play set up Lowry for the game-winning rebound.
“Playing at Cornell is always really exciting, a lot of emotion on both sides, the crowd was really into it,” captain Dan Ford said. “Obviously losing in overtime for us is kind of tough to swallow…. But the game itself was really exciting and a fun game to play in.”
Starting sophomore defenseman Patrick McNally sat out with an upper body injury for the fourth straight game Saturday but will likely return for next weekend’s action.
HARVARD 2, COLGATE 1
Goals from senior defender Danny Fick and freshman forward Phil Zielonka propelled Harvard to a 2-1 victory at Colgate (16-12-5, 12-6-3) in the penultimate game of its regular season.
“It was an excellent road win,” Donato said. “We did a lot of little things right.”