Women’s Ice Hockey Blanks Saint Michael’s, 4-0

SO. BURLINGTON, Vt. – Sophomore Tiffany Herron (Clinton Township, Mich.) notched a pair of goals to power the Saint Anselm College women's ice hockey team to Friday night's 4-0 win against Saint Michael's College at C. Douglas Cairns Recreation Arena.

The Hawks soar to 4-1-1 on the season, including 3-1-1 in ECAC East play, while the Purple Knights sink to 1-4-0, 1-4-0 ECAC East.

Herron started things with 5:31 left to play in the opening period when her shot deflected off a defender and beat Saint Michael's goaltender Erin Stevens to make it 1-0. Freshman Alex Kazmer (Crystal Lake, Ill.) and junior Courtney Winters (Swampscott, Mass.) were credited with assists on the play.

Herron struck again 5:11 into the middle stanza when she received a feed in the high slot from senior Kathryn Picarello (West Roxbury, Mass.) and blasted a slap shot to the back of the net to double the Hawks' lead with just one second remaining on a 4-on-4.

Picarello then potted one of her own on the power play as she knocked a rebound into the empty left side of the net to make it 3-0 just 1:06 later. Winters handed out her second assist of the night, while junior Jacqueline Bouchie (Belmont, Mass.) also earned a helper on the play.

The Hawks grabbed a commanding 4-0 lead with 4:37 remaining in the second period when senior Rosemarie Giarrusso (Royal Palm Beach, Fla.) recorded an unassisted tally from the blue line.

Junior Lindsey Brown (Mounds View, Minn.) stopped all 18 shots she faced to post her fourth career shutout and second of the season, while Stevens made 45 saves.

The Hawks outshot the Purple Knights, 49-18, including 31-7 in the first and third periods combined.

The Hawks return to action Saturday, Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. when they remain in Vermont to take on No. 1-ranked Norwich University. Stay up-to-date with the latest news, including game previews and recaps, directly from the Saint Anselm College athletic department by liking us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/STAHawks) and following us on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/STAHawks).