Jan. 29, 2005
Cambridge, MA - Harvard broke open a game that had been 2-1 in favor of Yale with four goals late in the second period, cruising to an 11-2 win at the Bright Center. The Crimson took full advantage of the 11 penalties called on Yale, going 5-for-10 on the power play and outshooting Yale 49-20. The win keeps Harvard (11-6-2, 10-1-1 ECACHL) in second place in the ECACHL and drops Yale (10-11-1, 8-4-1 ECACHL) into the fourth and final home ice spot for the ECACHL playoffs with seven games to go. It also represents Harvard's response to Yale's 3-2 win over the Crimson earlier in the season, which was the Bulldogs' first in 20 years over their archrivals.
Yale actually led 1-0 and 2-1, thanks to first-period goals from Nicole Symington (assisted by Sheila Zingler and Jenna Spring) and Spring (unassisted). The Bulldogs took that 2-1 lead into the first intermission thanks to 13 saves from goaltender Sarah Love. The lead held up for nearly 15 minutes in the second period before Harvard poured in four goals in a span of less than four minutes, two coming on the power play. The Crimson outshot Yale 22-6 in the third and scored six goals, three on the power play (including two 5-on-3s). Shivon Zilis came on in relief of Love (30 saves) with 9:27 remaining and stopped eight of ten shots.
The Bulldogs return home for their first game at Ingalls Rink since Dec. 8 next Friday against No. 5 St. Lawrence at 7:00.
report by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity Department