The Harvard men’s hockey team was unable to find any offense as they fought through winds in the neighborhood of 40 miles per hour en route to a 2-0 loss to Union last night in front of 8,981 fans at Fenway Park.
Both teams had quality scoring chances early in the contest, but the first period was scoreless.
Harvard (4-5-6, 3-4-6 ECAC) appeared to score at 3:34 of the second period, when Peter Starrett fired a wrister over the shoulder of Troy Grosenick. But the goal was waved off because the net was off the moorings before the shot was taken.
Union (11-5-6, 5-2-3) took a 1-0 lead with three seconds remaining in the second on their third power play of the night. Defenseman Mat Bodie fired a wrist shot from the point that deflected off the leg of Harvard’s Ryan Grimshaw and over goalie Stephen Michalek’s shoulder for his fourth goal on the season.
The Dutchmen doubled their lead at the 5:37 mark of the third period when Kelly Zajac collected a rebound off a Nolan Julseth-White shot to record his fifth goal, and team-leading 23d point, of the season.
Grosenick stopped 18 shots for his third shutout, as the Dutchmen outshot the Crimson, 32-18, including a 10-2 advantage in the third.
Michalek made 30 saves.
Merrimack 6, Maine 2 - Ryan Flanigan tied a career-high with 4 points on four assists, while Jesse Todd matched his career-best with 3 points, including two power-play goals, as the No. 7 Warriors (12-4-4, 8-3-2 Hockey East) downed the Black Bears (10-8-2, 7-7-1) in North Andover.
Joe Cannata finished with 24 saves for the win.
Vermont 3, UMass-Lowell 2 - Colin Markison and Sebastian Stalberg erased a 2-0 deficit with third-period goals and Anthony DeCenzo notched his first of the season 2:12 into overtime as the Catamounts (5-15-1, 2-11-1 Hockey East) upset the No. 11 River Hawks (12-6-0, 7-5-0) in Burlington, Vt.
Josh Holmstrom and Shayne Thompson scored for UMass-Lowell.
Robert Morris 4, Holy Cross 3 - Erik Vos scored twice in the third period, but the Crusaders (9-10-1) fell to the Colonials (10-8-3) on Cody Crichton’s strike 30 seconds into overtime.
AIC 3, Mercyhurst 2 - Nielsson Arcibal’s fifth of the year gave the host Yellow Jackets (4-15-2, 3-9-2 Atlantic Hockey) the win over the Lakers (12-9-2, 9-3-2).
Bentley 2, Air Force 2 - Alex Grieve and Brett Gensler scored and Branden Komm made 40 saves as Bentley (6-9-5, 6-3-4 Atlantic) earned a road tie with Air Force (10-6-4, 8-3-3).
Norwich 4, Babson 1 - The top-ranked Cadets (11-0-1, 7-0-0 ECAC East) got two goals each from Shane Gorman and Doug Lindensmith to defeat the Beavers (3-11-0, 3-4-0) in the first Division 3 hockey game played at Fenway Park.
Harvard 2, Union 0 - Elizabeth Parker and Alisa Baumgartner each scored for the 10th-ranked Crimson (10-5-1, 7-3-1 ECAC), who topped the Dutchwomen (3-17-2, 1-9-1) at Bright Hockey Center. Laura Bellamy made 15 saves for her second shutout.
UNH 1, UConn 0 - Emma Clark scored 6:45 into the game and Lindsey Minton made 15 saves for her first shutout of the season as the Wildcats (7-13-3, 1-7-2 Hockey East) edged the Huskies (3-14-6, 2-6-2) in Durham, N.H.
South Florida 56, Seton Hall 55 - Ron Anderson scored 14 points and helped the Bulls (10-8, 3-2 Big East) come back to beat the No. 24 Pirates (15-3, 4-2) in Tampa.
Creighton 87, Illinois St. 78 - Doug McDermott scored 20 points to help the No. 23 Bluejays (15-2, 5-1 Missouri Valley) beat the Redbirds (11-6, 3-3) in Normal, Ill.
Duke 73, Florida State 66 - Tricia Liston scored 20 points and Elizabeth Williams added 18 as the No. 7 Blue Devils (13-2, 4-0 ACC) held off the Seminoles (10-8, 2-2) in Durham, N.C..