Crimson staff writer
Sean B. Chanicka
Coming off a statement win on Saturday against Princeton, Harvard women’s ice hockey looked to keep the momentum going as it traveled to Hanover, NH to face off against Dartmouth. Building off its strong defensive play from the weekend, the Crimson (7-4-1; 5-2-1 ECAC) shutout the Big Green (3-9-0; 1-7-0) 1-0. With the result, Harvard enters its winter break on a high note.
Meeting for the first time in their respective programs’ histories, the women’s hockey teams of Harvard and Holy Cross decided to go right ahead and play two, facing off in a home-and-home series this past weekend.
Coming into its final game of the regular season, No. 16 Harvard field hockey knew that it had a chance to rewrite the record books. In last week’s win against Dartmouth, the Crimson tied the program record with its 12th win of the year. Thanks to a standout performance by freshman forward Mimi Tarrant, Harvard beat Columbia, 4-0, in New York, N.Y. to pick up a 13th victory and set a new mark for single-season wins.
Following its victory against Boston University earlier in the week, Harvard field hockey returned to Ivy league action on Saturday to face off against Dartmouth. In a tale of two halves, the Crimson overcame a Big Green first half lead to win, 6-2.
Harvard Field Hockey regained momentum with a 2-1 victory over No. 21 Boston University, as it looks to continue its march toward the NCAA tournament.
Saturday’s matchup between No. 15 Harvard and No. 14 Princeton likely determined the Ivy League title winner. In the defensive battle, where neither team recorded more than ten shots, the Tigers took the match, 3-0.
Four different Harvard skaters scored during the team's 4-1 rout of Dartmouth at its season opener. Power-plays opened up several key opportunities for the Crimson on the night.
Traveling to Ithaca this weekend, the Crimson had to quickly adapt to life without its leading scorer. In a highly contested game, Harvard (10-3; 4-0 Ivy) eventually overcame the Big Red (7-4; 1-3) 4-3 thanks to an overtime goal.
Despite facing off against a Quakers team that had won four out of its last five games, the Crimson relied on its stingy defense and potent attack to emerge with a comprehensive 6-0 victory.