W. Hockey Falls to Tigers, Rebounds Against Bulldogs

* After Princeton Erupts for Three In Third, Crimson Hold Elis at Bay

After dropping a tough 5-2 loss to Princeton on Saturday, the Harvard women's ice hockey team (1-1, 1-1 Ivy and ECAC) grabbed an early lead and never looked back in defeating Yale, 4-1, yesterday.

"We came out ready to play after losing to Princeton," said sophomore Courtney Smith. "We worked hard to score."

Against Princeton, Harvard trailed only by a goal entering the third period, with Smith and junior Claudia Asano providing the offense.

Princeton, however, came out in a flurry, scoring two quick goals to put the game away.

"They outhustled us in the second and third periods," Smith said. "They wanted it more than we did."


"It kind of disillusioned us," said junior Jen Gerometta.

However, the Crimson stayed in the game after the Tiger spurt. HARVARD  2 PRINCETON  5


"We didn't worry about the score," Smith said. "We forgot about the score."

The Crimson scored once on the power play against the Tigers.

"We had problems breaking out on the power play, but when we got in the zone, we were making passes," Smith said.

Sophomore goalie Crystal Springer made 30 saves for Harvard in the loss.

Against the Elis, Gerometta put the Crimson on the board in the first period. Harvard never relinquished that lead.

"It gave us some momentum," Gerometta said. "We played more as a team against Yale, it helped us to win.

"Yale wasn't in our zone as often. Their goalie was tougher than Princeton's, but Yale overall was not as good a team. It was easier to get a goal."

Power play efficiency proved the only dim spot for Harvard in the win.