Crimson staff writer
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.
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.
Despite taking the lead against both teams early on, the Crimson (1-4-0, 1-4-0) was unable to hold onto its leads, falling by a 2-1 margin to both opponents to extend the team’s losing streak to four games.
Before an Office of the General Counsel review into vulgar “scouting reports” produced by the men’s soccer team over the past several years resulted in the cancellation of their season, the 2016 team sat atop the Ivy League.
Playing on the road at Dartmouth’s Burnham Field, junior midfielder Sam Brown’s 25 yard screamer in the 80th minute gave Harvard a 1-0 victory over Dartmouth. With the win, the Crimson gained sole possession of first place in the Ancient Eight standings and are in control of their own fate with two weeks to go.