Harvard too Much to Handle as Bobcats Fall 3-2

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Photos: Kaylyn Terry

Seth Fromowitz

After a 5-0 shutout at Union their previous game, the Bobcats were unable to finish a late comeback by the final horn on Saturday, as Harvard took the game 3-2.

The ice may be cold but both teams entering today were red hot. The No. 4 nationally ranked Bobcats came into tonight 16-3-3 to begin the home stand that will finish the month of January as the No. 9 Harvard Crimson had a record of 13-5.

Graduate student and member of the Goalie of the Year watch list, Corinne Schroeder got the start tonight for Quinnipiac saving 20 of Harvard’s 23 shots on net.

Harvard struck early within the first three minutes of the game as Emma Buckles found the back of the net scoring with a wrap-around goal.

The second period was no different as Harvard’s Anne Bloomer was able to score and put the Crimson up 2-0.

“Slow start maybe in the terms of production but I thought we played really well the majority of that game,” Quinnipiac head coach Cass Turner said.

The Bobcats in the third period began to settle in, scoring their first goal within eight minutes of play as junior forward Sadie Peart was able to bury a one-timer assisted by junior forward Jessica Schryver and first-year forward Alexa Hoskin.

“Originally after the shot for a second because it came out so fast, I didn’t think it actually went in,” Peart said. “But before it I just knew we needed a goal. I was wide open and their defense was really good at boxing us out so just getting the shot off as fast as I could was important.”

Later in the period, Harvard’s Shannon Hollands was able to extend the lead to 3-1 as she was able to fire one off on the power play 14:52 into the period.

In hopes of completing a comeback, Schroeder was pulled from the net with four minutes left of play to gain an extra attacker allowing senior alternate captain forward Zoe Boyd to drill a rebound off Harvard goalie Becky Dutton to shorten the Crimson lead back to one.

Harvard held off the Bobcats in the last few minutes and upset Quinnipiac in Hamden.

The Bobcats look to bounce back from the loss as they face Dartmouth at the People’s United Center on Sunday, Jan. 23 at 4 p.m.