Field hockey dispatches Southern New Hampshire, 2-0

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Junior Anna Drakeley notched a goal and an assist for the No. 5-ranked Saint Anselm College field hockey team during Wednesday's 2-0 shutout of the Penmen from Southern New Hampshire University.

The Hawks improve to 3-0 on the young season following the non-conference tilt after a swarming defense held the Penmen without a shot across the final 50:12 of the contest. Southern New Hampshire was saddled with its first loss of the year, dipping to 3-1.

Drakeley put her team up by a 1-0 margin only 11:44 into the contest, intercepting a Penmen pass up field to initiate the play. Weaving through the Southern New Hampshire defense, Drakeley fired a shot across her body that found its way through traffic and inside the left post.

Senior Jackie Guillemette tipped home a left-to-right blast from Drakeley only 1:02 into the second half, creating the final 2-0 score. Guillemette now has a team-leading six points off of three goals (3-0=6) while Drakeley's second career goal proved to be the game-winning tally, her first since joining the team in 2015.

Freshman Julia Hand improves to 2-0 in her career, stopping the lone shot on goal that she faced. Melanie Rennie yielded two goals on 11 shots, drawing the loss for the Penmen.

The Hawks finished with 16 of the game's 18 total shots and also earned 15 penalty corners, yielding only four to Southern New Hampshire.

Saint Anselm hits the road this Saturday, traveling to Adelphi for a 10 a.m. tilt.