Women's Ice Hockey
Sophomore blue-liner Kyra Colbert and junior forward Bradley Fusco win a board battle and rescue the puck in the defensive zone in last February's home matchup with Yale. This year, the Crimson turns to team chemistry as it looks to improve upon its mere two wins at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center last season.
After finishing the 2016-2017 campaign in the middle of the pack, the Crimson will look to rebound this season, with the ultimate goal being the Ivy League championship. Over 70 percent of its scoring returns from last season, but the team’s incoming rookies finding finding their footing in Division I hockey will also be key to the contest against the Big Green.
In its final two games of the 2016-17 season, Harvard women's ice hockey bested Yale but fell to Brown, finishing with a record of 5-19-5 overall.
Head coach Katey Stone picked up her 450th career win with the Crimson against Union College, but the Crimson now stands three points behind Rensselaer for the final playoff spot with two games to play.
For the second consecutive year, the Harvard women’s ice hockey team found itself paired up with crosstown rivals Boston University in the Women’s Beanpot Consolation game, with both teams looking to avoid finishing as the bottom team in Beantown.
Coming into the weekend slate, the Crimson had gone 0-7-3 against ranked opponents.
Despite a goal from junior forward Lexi Liang, the Harvard women’s ice hockey team simply couldn’t make up the defecit as a consistent effort from Northeastern took down the Crimson 4-1. The loss marks the second time in many years Harvard saw itself eliminated in the first round of play.
Looking to put its ECAC struggles behind, the Harvard women’s hockey team faced off against Beantown rival and host Northeastern in the first round of the 2017 Women’s Beanpot. For the second consecutive year, however, the Crimson was unable to advance to the Boston tournament’s championship match.
The Harvard women’s hockey team’s only win this season before Tuesday night had come on October 23 at Dartmouth. On Tuesday night in Bright-Landry Hockey Arena, the Crimson faced off against the Big Green and were able to garner a similar result, coming through with a 2-1 win.
Sophomore forward Kate Hallett wasn't the only one wearing Number 14 for Harvard on Tuesday. Every Crimson skater sported '14' patches on each shoulder to honor Denna Laing—the older sister of Harvard's Brianna and Lexie—who dropped the ceremonial puck before the game.