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By Catherine E. Coppinger, Crimson Staff Writer

Building on momentum from a tight victory over Clarkson Friday night, the Harvard women’s hockey team (5-1, 5-1 ECAC) closed out its first weekend at home with another conference win—this time over St. Lawrence (6-5-3, 3-4-1) by a margin of 6-1—Saturday night at Bright Hockey Center.

The Crimson wasted no time getting on the board, as sophomore defenseman Marissa Gedman tallied her second game-winning goal of the season with 19:04 to play in the first period. Freshman forward Hillary Crowe and junior defenseman Josephine Pucci were credited with assists on the play.

Eleven different players scored points for the Crimson Saturday night, as a balanced offensive effort helped Harvard over the Saints.

The Crimson was especially effective on the power play, going three-for-five on the night with man-up goals from freshman defenseman Sarah Edney, sophomore forward Gina McDonald, and junior defenseman Josephine Pucci.

Junior forward Jillian Dempsey led the team with five shots, while Pucci topped the squad with four points on one goal and two assists.

Harvard also found success on the penalty kill, stopping all eight of St. Lawrence’s power play opportunities.

Junior goaltender Laura Bellamy had a strong night between the pipes, recording 26 saves on the day. Bellamy currently owns a .943 save percentage.

Down 5-0 to start the third frame, the Saints tallied their only goal of the game at 12:54. But Harvard answered quickly, as Dempsey closed out the scoring for both teams with an empty net goal less than four minutes later.

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