HANOVER, N.H. – The Crimson needed an extra couple of minutes, but Kristin Della Rovere and her team got the win in Hanover. The senior captain scored a goal 2:49 into the overtime period to seal a huge road win for the Crimson.
Anne Bloomer and Paige Lester also found the back of the net in the victory.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Crimson looked sharp during an early penalty kill, holding the Big Green to only two shots on net, both of which were saved by Pellicci.
- Harvard’s defense stood tall in the first twenty, allowing only 10 shots on net, all of which were saved by Pellicci.
- The Big Green struck first six minutes into the second period to take a 1-0 lead.
- Harvard’s powerplay played much better than the stats will indicate, as the Crimson created numerous quality scoring opportunities on the advantage. Dartmouth killed off all three Crimson powerplays in the second period that included seven shots on target.
- Harvard’s powerplay finally broke through late in the third period when Anne Bloomer cleaned up a rebound shot and sent a shot into the twine. Her fellow captains Kristin Della Rovere and Kyra Willoughby notched the assists on the equalizing goal.
- Dartmouth added a second goal in the third period to take a brief 2-1 lead.
- The game was evened at two by Paige Lester, who got a lucky bounce off a defender’s stick to score her fourth goal of the season. Shannon Hollands and Hannah Chorske added the assists on the equalizer.
- Harvard’s defense outperformed its effort in the second period by allowing only four shots on goal in the third, again, all of which were saved by Pellicci.
- The game went to an overtime period after neither team could find a go-ahead goal in regulation.
- Kristin Della Rovere won the game for the Crimson with a goal 2:49 into the overtime period. Gabi Davidson Adams set Della Rovere up right on the doorstep and the captain did the rest, depositing a shot into the top left corner of the net to win the game for her team.
- Kristin Della Rovere scored her fourth goal of the season in overtime to win the game
- Gabi Davidson Adams was credited with the setup on the goal, her second helper on the year
- Anne Bloomer scored her eighth goal of the season in the second period to tie the game and increase her team-leading goal total
- Della Rovere and Kyra Willoughby added the assists on the goal, the seventh and third of their seasons, respectively
- Harvard upped the pressure in the second period, putting 15 shots on goal. The total is second best in a period this season for the Crimson. On the defensive end, Harvard allowed only seven shot attempts and six shots on net
- Harvard ended up outshooting the Big Green 34-21 in the contest. Shannon Hollands led the team with eight shots on target
- Della Rovere had another massive game on the faceoff dot, winning 18 draws
- The Crimson extend its winning streak against the Big Green to 13 games
Harvard will have Saturday off before traveling down to Bridgeport, Conn. to take on the NEWHA’s Sacred Heart Pioneers for the first time in program history. The Crimson and the Pioneers will open up SHU’s brand-new barn when the puck drops at the Martire Family Arena on Sunday, Jan. 15 at 3:00 PM.
News Read More: Della Rovere Scores in OT to Help Women’s Hockey Drop Dartmouth, 3-2 – Harvard