Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Harvard Wins for Fourth Time in Five Games

Harvard rebounded from a 4-1 loss to Quinnipiac on Friday night with a 3-0 victory at Princeton on Saturday. The seventh-ranked Crimson  improved to 4-1-0 both overall and in the Eastern College Athletic Conference, while the host Tigers fell to 1-5-0 (1-4-0 ECAC).

Hobey Baker Award candidate Jimmy Vesey scored the first goal of the game at Hobey Baker Rink on a deflection in the opening period, and the 1-0 lead lasted until the Crimson were able to pot empty-net goals in the final minute of regulation from Clayton Anderson and Alexander Kerfoot. Merrick Madsen made 38 saves in earning the shutout. Vesey leads all ECAC players in league scoring with five goals and six assists for 11 points in six games.

Colton Phinney finished with 39 saves for Princeton, which essentially lost its fourth straight one-goal game after single-score setbacks to Cornell, Colgate and Dartmouth. He is now 1-5-0 overall on the season with a 2.21 goals-against average and a .944 save percentage.

The two Ivy League opponents will meet again on Jan. 29 in Cambridge, Mass.

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