The No. 6 women’s hockey team (11-6-0, 5-1 Ivy) kicked off the new millennium – and the remaining half of the season – with a trio of consecutive victories. After dropping three straight, a spell that included two losses at Minnesota-Duluth and a home loss at the hands of the St. Lawrence Saints, the Crimson returned to the win column Jan. 7, beating Cornell 5-3. Four days later, host Harvard defeated over-the-river rivals Northeastern 6-3. And last Saturday, Jan. 13, they topped the Providence Friars 7-4 – a match marked by junior Jennifer Botterill’s second hat trick in as many games.
The Harvard offense, bolstered by Botterill’s 17 goals, ranks second in the ECAC in scoring, netting an average of 4.13 goals per game. Coach Katey Stone’s team return to the ice on Feb. 3 against the University of New Hampshire at Bright Hockey Center.