Women top Northeastern, 3-1, in Beanpot semifinals
In women????s Beanpot action, junior Jenny Brine tallied a pair of goals to pace the No. 1 Crimson to a 3-1 victory over the Huskies on Tuesday night (Feb. 5) at BU’s Walter Brown Arena. Down 1-0 just 42 seconds into the contest, Harvard (20-1-0) battled back with consecutive goals in the first and second periods, courtesy of Brine. Harvard’s Sarah Vaillancourt ’09 added an insurance tally late in the final stanza to pick up her team-leading 13th goal.
The Crimson will look to capture its 12th Beanpot championship against host BU on Feb. 12 at 8 p.m.
Icers break 10-year drought, set to compete for ’Pot
Paul Dufault ’08, Mike Taylor ’08, and Doug Rogers ’10 each tallied a goal in the opening seven minutes of play to lift the Harvard men’s hockey team past No. 14 Northeastern, 3-1, in the opening round of the 56th annual Beanpot this past Monday (Feb. 4) at TD Banknorth Garden. With the win, Harvard (8-10-3 overall) advances to the championship game (set for Feb. 11 at the Garden) against No. 9 Boston College. The Crimson program last competed for the title in 1998.
Skiers capture ninth at UV carnival in Stowe, Vt.
The Harvard men’s and women’s alpine and Nordic ski teams placed ninth out of 11 schools at the University of Vermont Winter Carnival in Stowe, Vt., this past Feb. 1-2. Battling snow showers and icy conditions, the women’s Nordic team posted the program’s strongest finish of the weekend with a seventh-place effort in the freestyle.