DURHAM, N.H. -- Tammy Shewchuk scored two goals and assisted on another to lead the fourth-ranked Harvard University women’s hockey team to Sunday afternoon’s 4-0 ECAC victory against No. 9 University of New Hampshire at the Whittemore Center.
UNH finishes the regular season 17-16-0 overall and 13-11-0 in the conference. The Wildcats will be the sixth seed in the ECAC Championships and play at third-seeded St. Lawrence in a quarterfinal game next weekend. SLU swept the season series with a 2-1 overtime victory in Durham and a 3-1 home win on Feb. 18. Harvard is now 21-8-0, 19-4-0 ECAC and will be the No. 2 seed in the conference tourney.
Tracy Catlin gave the Crimson a 1-0 lead with 2:21 remaining in the opening period when her shot from the right corner slipped between the leg pads of UNH goalie Jen Huggon (Plymouth, Mass.) and trickled into the net.
Jennifer Botterill extended Harvard’s advantage to 2-0 at 4:15 of the middle stanza as Kalen Ingram found her alone in front on the net. Tammy Shewchuk, who also earned an assist on the second tally, made it 3-0 at 19:30 when she collected a rebound in front, shifted to her right and lifted the puck into the net. Ingram and Botterill set up the tally.
Shewchuk potted a power-play goal with 1:02 remaining in the game to close the scoring.
Harvard goalie Jessica Ruddock stopped 18 shots to record her third shutout of the season. Huggon finished with 30 saves.