SHELTON, Conn. – Kaitlyn Spillane had a goal and three assists to match her career-high of four points and Logan Knip earned her first-career victory as the Saint Anselm College women's ice hockey team finished off a weekend sweep of Post University with a 9-0 victory on Saturday at the Sports Center of Connecticut.
A day after 15 student-athletes recorded a point in a 10-0 victory, 14 skaters tallied points for Saint Anselm (7-0-0, 6-0-0 NEWHA), which extended its unbeaten run to 21 consecutive games (20-0-1) dating back to last season. Jenna Baumgartner turned aside a staggering 69 shots for Post (1-6-1, 0-6-0 NEWHA) in the loss.
Kaley Campbell was the lone Saint Anselm skater to score twice in the game, while Katy Meehan added a goal and two assists and Jackie Guy and Jamie Gottwald each recorded a goal and an assist in addition to Spillane's big night. Knip had just six saves to make to record the shutout victory as the Hawks took 78 of the game's 84 shots.
Saint Anselm went ahead inside the game's first minute when Caley Mueller scored for the second-straight game. Campbell and Gottwald scored just 45 seconds apart near the midway point of the second period to help the Hawks establish a 3-0 lead after 20 minutes.
Like the first period, the Hawks scored in the first minute of the second period, as Meehan scored her fifth of the season after just 32 seconds. Guy and Spillane tacked on goals a little over a minute apart in the first nine minutes of the second, before Gabby Monaco scored her first-career goal. Campbell added a power-play goal with four seconds left in the period to tie Meehan for the team lead with her fifth of the year.
The lone goal of the third period came from Megan Klaus at the 15:24 mark off an assist from Spillane. It was Saint Anselm's third power-play goal of the game, as the Hawks finished 3-for-5 a day after going 4-for-4. The Saint Anselm power-play unit current leads the nation at 38.9 percent (14-for-36).
The Hawks host Saint Michael's next weekend, Nov. 17-18, at Sullivan Arena. Puck drop is slated for 4 p.m. on Friday and 1 p.m. on Saturday.