CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Senior goaltender Nicky Harnett (Plymouth, Minn.) recorded 29 saves but the University of New Hampshire women's hockey team was defeated 1-0 by Harvard University at Bright-Landry Hockey Center on Saturday afternoon.
Harnett stopped all 14 shots in the first period as well as all 11 in the final frame. Harvard counterpart Alex Pellicci made 34 saves for the shutout victory as Paige Lester scored the game's only goal 33 seconds into the middle stanza.
UNH is now 5-13-0 overall and Harvard is 3-7-2.
- The Wildcats return to Dec. 2 & 3 against UConn. Both games are at 2 p.m. and Saturday is Alumni Day.
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- Harvard recorded a 14-8 shot advantage in the scoreless first period.
- The Crimson tallied half their shots on three power plays.
- Lester netted a shorthanded goal 33 seconds into the second period to score what proved to be the only goal of the game.
- The Wildcats recorded a 15-5 shot advantage in the middle frame
- UNH was whistled for too many skaters on the ice with 1:05 remaining, but then Harvard was called for slashing with 24.6 seconds remaining to make it even strength.
- The Wildcats pulled Harnett in favor of an extra skater but the Crimson did not allow a shot the rest of the way to secure the victory.
- UNH finished with a 34-30 shot advantage.
- The Wildcats went 0-for-4 on the power play and their penalty kill was a perfect 4-for-4.
- UNH blocked 10 shot attempts while Harvard was credited with five blocks.
- The Crimson had the smallest of advantages, 29-28, in the faceoff circle.
- Grad student Gabby Jones (Westfield, Mass.) was the only Wildcat who recorded multiple blocked shots with two.
- Junior Brianna Brooks (Whitby, Ontario) won a team-high nine faceoffs.
- Grad student Emily Pinto (Mulmur, Ontario) had her point streak end at four games.
- UNH has a 30-20-6 lifetime record against Harvard that includes 11-10-3 on the road.