No. 10 Harvard Shades Skating Lady Saints
Anna Segedi gave the St. Lawrence University women's hockey team a 1-0 lead late in the first period, and the Saints outshot Harvard 39-28, but Lindsay Reed made 38 saves to lead the 10th-ranked Crimson to a 2-1 win in an ECAC Hockey contest at Appleton Arena on Friday afternoon.
Brooke Jovanovich and Kristin Della Rovere scored goals for the Crimson. "We played a great game today in front of another great crowd at Appleton," said head coach Chris Wells '92. "We had lots of pace and created a pile of chances. Reed was outstanding in the net for Harvard. Along with her great effort we had three goalposts and plenty of pressure. We can feel it on our bench, knowing pucks will start to go in for us. The effort and attitude is right where we need it to be for the stretch run." Segedi put St. Lawrence on the scoreboard with a power play goal just eight seconds into the Saints' first power play. Kayla Vespa fed Julia Gosling inside the left faceoff circle and Gosling fired a shot off Reed's leg pads. Segedi was parked on the right side and swept the rebound into a wide open net for her 11th goal of the season. Harvard tied the game on a 3-on-1 rush halfway through the second period, with Keely Moy starting the play with a pass from left side to Cecilie Ehrhard in the slot. St. Lawrence goaltender Lucy Morgan saved a shot by Ehrhard, but Jovanoich corralled the rebound and fired the puck into net. Later in the second, Anne Bloomer picked up the puck after a St. Lawrence turnover and fed Della Rovere for a wide-open look, and Della Rovere made no mistake to put the Crimson ahead for good. The Saints had a number of opportunities to tie the score in the third period, outshooting the Crimson 15-8, but Reed was steady in the net for Harvard for her eighth win of the season. Morgan made 26 saves for the Saints. Harvard improved to 11-7-1 overall, 10-3-1 in ECAC Hockey, while the Saints fell to 9-10-5, 4-6-2. St. Lawrence will close the weekend against Dartmouth at Appleton on Saturday, with opening faceoff set for 3 p.m.