CANTON, N.Y. – No. 10/RV Harvard women's hockey (11-7-1, 10-3-1 ECAC Hockey) clipped St. Lawrence (9-10-5, 4-6-2 ECAC Hockey) 2-1 on Friday afternoon at Appleton Arena. After going down 1-0 in the opening fame, the Crimson scored two unanswered goals in the second to take two coveted conference points.
Lindsay Reed made 38 saves between the pipes while Kate Glover blocked a team-high three shots on net. Offensively, Kristin Della Rovere fired five shots on target, including the game-winning goal while Brooke Jovanovich was responsible for the game-tying goal midway through the second. Cecilie Ehrhard tallied her first collegiate assist on Jovanovich's score.
St. Lawrence cracked the scoreboard just eight seconds into its first power-play opportunity of the afternoon at 17:28 of the opening period. Harvard responded at 9:28 of the second when Brooke Jovanovich buried a Cecilie Ehrhard rebound to tie the score at 1-1. With less than four minutes remaining in the period, Anne Bloomer tripped up the Saints' breakout allowing Kristin Della Rovere to pick up the puck in the o-zone and go one-on-one with the St. Lawrence goalie to put the Crimson up 2-1 after two. Neither team broke through in the third period, but the Crimson was able to hold off the Saints for the final minute of play on an empty net to take the 2-1 win.
- Cecilie Ehrhard notched her first collegiate point, an assist on Brooke Jovanovich's score.
- Lindsay Reed made 30-plus saves for the seventh time this season.
- Kristin Della Rovere now ranks second in the nation with five game winners.
- Harvard blocked 13 shots to St. Lawrence's 11.
- The Saints converted on one of three power-plays while the Crimson struck out on its lone opportunity.
- This is Harvard's first win this season when scoring two goals or less.
The Crimson will return tomorrow across town to take on No. 7/7 Clarkson at 3 p.m. at Cheel Arena.