The Harvard women’s hockey team (22-2-1, 12-2-0 ECAC) earned a pair of wins over St. Lawrence this past weekend to move into sole possession of first place in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC). The host Crimson, ranked second prior to meeting No. 3 St. Lawrence on Friday (Feb. 20), edged the Saints, 3-2, in overtime following senior Angela Ruggiero’s goal at 2:10 in the extra period. Harvard completed the sweep on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 21), beating the Saints in convincing fashion, 5-1, to advance to the No. 1 spot.
With only four games remaining in the season before the ECAC quarterfinals kick off, Harvard will look to preserve its No. 1 spot (and its home ice advantage), when the visiting Crimson take on Dartmouth – tied for fourth place with Brown – on Friday (Feb. 27) at 7 p.m. The Crimson then travel to Burlington on Saturday (Feb. 28) to take on Vermont at 4 p.m. Harvard’s final two games of the season are at home against Yale and Princeton on March 6 and 7, respectively.
– Compiled by Andrew Brooks