Dartmouth upsets No. 9 Harvard
Big Green score three consecutive goals to hold off Crimson
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- After falling behind 1-0, Dartmouth scored three goals and held on for a 3-2 victory at ninth-ranked Harvard on Wednesday.
The win improved the Big Green to 4-4-1 overall, 4-2-1 in ECAC Hockey and 2-0-0 in the Ivy League. The loss dropped the Crimson to 5-2-0 overall, 5-2-0 in the conference and 0-2-0 in conference play.
Dartmouth entered the first intermission down, 1-0, but put the puck in the net twice in the second period. The first goal came from senior Kelly Foley and ended a scoreless streak for the Big Green that lasted 160:14 minutes and dated back to a first-period goal at Colgate three games ago. Juniors Sally Komarek and Margaux Sharp assisted on the score. It marked Foley's sixth goal of the season. With the goal, Dartmouth pulled into a 1-1 tie.
Just under three minutes later, the Big Green took the lead. Senior Jenna Hobeika had the puck behind the Crimson net and passed to junior Camille Dumais. Dumais took the pass and scored her fourth goal of the season.
For a majority of the third period, the two teams went back and forth but couldn't find the back of the net. With three minutes remaining in the contest, junior Sasha Nanji gave Dartmouth a 3-1 advantage off an assist from Hobeika. It was Nanji's third goal of the season. The insurance goal proved necessary with Harvard scoring with 45 seconds left in the game to cut the lead to 3-2.
The Crimson pulled goaltender Laura Bellamy on the ensuing faceoff, but the Big Green fought off the extra attacker to secure the victory.
Sophomore Lindsay Holdcroft had her fourth consecutive solid game with 27 saves, including 13 in the second period. In her last four games, she has only allowed four goals. Bellamy made 16 saves in the loss. The Crimson outshot the Big Green in the game 29-19.
Dartmouth committed seven penalties for 14 minutes, while Harvard was whistled for six penalties for 12 minutes. The Big Green went 0-for-7 on the power play with the Crimson going 1-for-6. Harvard netted its power-play goal 39 seconds into the contest off the stick of Lyndsey Fry.