Manchester, N.H. (January 5) -- The Saint Anselm Hawks and the Bowdoin Polar Bears both picked up wins on Saturday afternoon at Sullivan Arena. The Polar Bears held off a valiant effort from No. 7 Manhattanville, 3-2 in the noon-time game, while the Hawks defeated Williams, 5-0, in the 3 p.m. game.
The Hawks defeated Williams, 5-0, on Saturday afternoon at Sullivan Arena to keep their winning streak alive. The Hawks now ride a nine-game winning streak to open the season, staying perfect at 9-0-0, while the Ephs drop to 1-7-0.
Bianca DeSantis (Georgetown, Mass.) scored her third goal of the season off a rebound in front of the net at the 8:43 mark into the first period. Arianna Rigano (Malden, Mass.) assisted on the goal. The Hawks took the 1-0 lead into the second period.
After a scoreless second period, the Hawks opened up the third period with three goals in less than two minutes. Kathleen Twomey's (Londonderry, N.H.) one-timer found the back of the net off a Sam Rowe (Chelmsford, Mass.) feed just 26 seconds into the third period. DeSantis lit up the scoreboard again to give the Hawks a 3-0 lead at the 1:14 mark, while Alexa Hingston (Charlestown, Mass.) found the back of the net for her first goal of the season, assisted by Daniella Lyons (Greene, Maine) at the 1:43 mark. The Hawks made the score 5-0 when Rigano scored a short-handed goal at the 4:01 mark.
Andrea Berlin (Durham, N.H.) and Carley Berry (Danvers, Mass.) combined for the shutout in net for the Hawks.
The Hawks return to ECAC East play on Wednesday, January 9th, hosting UMass Boston at 7 p.m. at Sullivan Arena. The Ephs return to NESCAC play on Friday, January 11th, hosting Colby at 7 p.m.