Anyone expecting a letdown between Harvard’s exciting win over Northeastern and the hype surrounding the Crimson’s upcoming Beanpot finals matchup against Boston College was simply wrong.
Harvard (14-8-4, 13-4-3 ECAC) found itself on Friday and Saturday afternoons in overtime thrillers against ECAC opponents Clarkson (11-14-6, 8-7-4) and St. Lawrence (13-16-2, 8-11-0).
HARVARD 3, ST. LAWRENCE 2
In a weekend of big momentum shifts and up-and-down battles, no moment was bigger than sophomore Josephine Pucci’s goal with 14 seconds remaining in the second period that tied the game at 2-2.
This goal helped force the game into overtime, where Harvard would ultimately prevail, 3-2, in a big win for the Crimson Saturday afternoon at the Saints’ Appleton Arena.
Jillian Dempsey notched three goals for the weekend and netted the winning goal in overtime.
“She came up big for us this weekend,” senior Katharine Chute said.
“Obviously it wasn’t just me,” Dempsey added. “We did it together as a team this weekend.”
Bellamy had 20 saves for the day.
“It was nothing different [than what she usually does],” Dempsey said of her performance.
Liza Ryabkina scored Harvard’s other goal on a power play 11:23 into the second period, putting the Crimson up, 1-0.
St. Lawrence responded when Lauren Brozowski scored on a power play 16:31 into the same period to tie the game at 1-1. The Saints struck again with 40 seconds to go in the period, taking a very brief lead until Pucci was able to tie the game again.
While Harvard and St. Lawrence registered a total of 13 shots in the third period, neither was able to break through its opponents’ defenses, forcing the game into overtime.
Finally, after nearly five minutes of overtime, Dempsey broke the stalemate and scored the winning goal to give Harvard its 14th win of the year.
The win helped the Crimson maintain its hold on second place in the ECAC, just ahead of third-place Dartmouth.
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