Sophomore forward Nicole Kelly scored a goal for the Wildcats
New Hampshire Edged By Harvard, 3-2

Box Score

DURHAM, N.H. - Sophomore Nicole Kelly (Brantford, Ontario) and junior Jada Christian (Caledon East, Ontario) both score third period goals, but the University of New Hampshire women's hockey team was defeated 3-2 by Harvard University on Tuesday night at the Whittemore Center.

Senior goalie and captain Ava Boutilier (Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island) had a total of 34 saves for a .919 save percentage. Harvard goalie Becky Dutton had 19 saves for a .905 save percentage.

Senior Emily Rickwood (Brantford, Ontario) now has five assists and five points by helping Christian with her goal. Freshman Kira Juodikis (LaSalle, Ontario) leads the team with the most points (11) with her assist on Christian's goal.

UNH moves to 3-8-2 overall and stay 3-7-1 in Hockey East. Harvard improved to 7-3-0 overall.


- New Hampshire returns to action Friday, Nov. 26 (6 p.m.) and Saturday, Nov. 27 (3 p.m.) at Union College.

- The Wildcats' next home game is Friday, Dec. 3 (6 p.m.) vs. Vermont.


- Harvard recorded a 15-6 shot advantage to take the lead 1-0 in the first 20 minutes.

- Crimson went on the first powerplay of power play of the game at 6:54 and Boutilier made two saves to keep the game scoreless.

- Harvard takes the lead 1-0 with a wrist shot at the right faceoff circle stick side by Paige Lester at 15:08.


- Harvard had an 8-6 shot advantage in the scoreless second stanza.

- UNH had its first power play chance of the game at 8:11, but Dutton preserved Harvard's lead with one save.

- Christian passes to Lindsey Dumond (Hampton, N.H.) up the middle. Dumond passes back to Christian, and she takes a wrist shot glove side that is saved by Dutton at 15:57.


- Becca Gilmore took a shot in the slot up the middle and helped Harvard up its lead to 2-0 at 4:22.

- At 7:37, the Wildcats scores their first goal by Kelly who shot glove side, with an assist by Chavonne Truter (Uxbridge, Ontario), to help lift the 'Cats within 2-1 of the Crimson.

- Harvard furthers its lead to 3-1 at 15:21 on a goal by Keely Moy, who shot down the slot going glove side into the net.

- UNH scores its second goal at 18:31 by Christian in the slot on a shot between Dutton's legs, trimming the deficit 3-2. Juodikis, with a pass between her legs to Christian, and Rickwood were credited to assists.


- Harvard led in shots 37-21.

- Both teams were 0-for-2 on the power play.

- Harvard led in faceoff wins 29-20.

- UNH had a 14-4 edge in blocks.


- Kelly now has a three-game point streak.

- Kelly scored second goal of the season.

- Boutilier had 14 of her 34 saves in the first period.

- Christian scores her second goal of the season.

- Annie Berry (Milton, Mass.) led all skaters with six blocks.

- Brianna Brooks (Whitby, Ontario) accounted for half of UNH's faceoff wins by winning 10 of 18 draws.


- UNH has a 30-19-6 lifetime record against Harvard including a 3-1 win in their previous matchup (Nov. 23, 2019).