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Dartmouth Suffers 6-0 Setback at the Hands of No. 5 Harvard

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By David Silverman(

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Harvard goaltender Laura Bellamy stopped all 26 shots she faced as the No. 5 Crimson shutout the Dartmouth women's hockey team, 6-0, Friday night at the Bright Hockey Center.

It was Bellamy's third shutout of the season.

Harvard saw five different players score goals, led by Lindsey Fry's two tallies to go along with her one assist for three points.

The loss drops the Big Green to 4-3-2 this season and evens their ECAC Hockey record at 3-3-1. The home team on this night continued its dominating play so far this season, improving to 8-1-0 overall and 7-0-0 in league games.

Senior defenseman Sasha Nanji, playing in her 100th career game in a Dartmouth sweater, did all she could to get her team on the board, finishing the night with a game-high six shots.

In a contest that featured 18 total penalties and 16 combined power plays, only Harvard managed a goal while on the man-advantage (1-for-6). The Big Green struggled on the power play throughout, finishing the night 0-for-10.

Led by Fry, Harvard came out of the gate strong, scoring three times in the opening period. Fry netted her first of the contest 5:01 into the game and followed up with another just 5:22 later.

Jillian Dempsey and Hillary Crowe each scored once and assisted on another two Harvard goals as the Crimson added one in the second and two in the third for the 6-0 victory.

Friday night marked Dartmouth's first time being shutout since the final game of last season, a 2-0 loss to St. Lawrence in the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals.

Goaltender Lindsay Holdcroft stopped 21 of the 27 shots she faced, dropping to 3-2-2 this season between the pipes.

The Big Green will look to shake off the defeat when it returns to the Boston area for a Wednesday night meeting with No. 9 Northeastern at Matthews Arena. Puck drop between the two programs is set for 7 p.m.