Women icers fall in triple OT
Boston College’s Anna McDonald tipped in her own rebound in triple overtime on Tuesday evening (Feb. 6) to lift the host Eagles past Harvard, 4-3, in women’s Beanpot semifinal action. The 115-minute affair is the longest women’s Beanpot game since the Crimson’s five-OT win over Northeastern in 1982.
On Tuesday, the Eagles appeared poised to capture the game in regulation after a power-play goal handed the hosts a 3-2 advantage with 8:04 remaining in the third period. But the Crimson responded just 12 seconds later to knot the score after sophomore Jenny Brine sent a one-timer past B.C.’s Molly Schaus.
Schaus recorded an incredible 73 saves against the Crimson, while Harvard goaltender Brittany Martin managed a career-high 48 stops. With the loss, Harvard (17-5-2) will take on Northeastern in the 5 p.m. consolation game Feb. 13 at B.C.’s Conte Forum. The game will mark Harvard’s first consolation appearance in 10 seasons.
Kelly to mentor U.S. wrestlers at Junior World Champs
Harvard assistant wrestling coach Jamill Kelly was recently named as one of two coaches for the United States team at this summer’s Junior World Championships in Beijing. A first-year assistant for the Crimson and 2004 Olympic silver medalist, Kelly was named to the coaching staff by USA Wrestling along with three-time Division 1 wrestling champion Lee Kemp.
Hoops swoop into first
Forward Emma Moretzsohn ’09 tallied her first career double-double in just 12 minutes of play to lead the Harvard women’s basketball team past Cornell, 71-57, last Saturday night (Feb. 3) in Ithaca, N.Y. Moretzsohn hit 8 for 11 from the field and brought down 13 rebounds in the win to hand Harvard (6-12; 4-1 Ivy) its third straight. The Crimson – who passed the Big Red in league standings with the win – are now tied for the top spot with Princeton. The standstill will be settled Friday (Feb. 9) when the Tigers pay a visit to Lavietes Pavillion. Tip-off is at 7 p.m.
Nordic team lifts Crimson at Carnival
The Harvard men’s and women’s ski teams placed ninth out of 11 squads this past weekend (Feb. 2-3) in the University of Vermont Winter Carnival in Stowe, Vt. Both Crimson teams finished 10th in the giant slalom events, while the Nordic relay team of Oliver Burruss ’08, Dave McCahill ’09, and Trevor Petach ’10 helped the men to a 13th-place showing with a time of 47:06.3.
Dartmouth led all competitors with 634 points to capture its third carnival on the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association circuit this season. Meanwhile, the hosts and Middlebury College took second and third, respectively, with 631 and 596 points. Harvard closed out the weekend with 186 points to better St. Michaels and Bowdoin.
The Crimson skiers travel to Hanover, N.H., for the Dartmouth Carnival Feb. 9-10.