Manchester, N.H. (January 18) -- The women's hockey team stayed undefeated Friday night at Sullivan Arena, beating New England College, 4-1. The win keeps the Hawks perfect at 13-0-0, 9-0-0 ECAC East, while the loss drops New England College to 6-5-1, 4-3-1 in league action.
The Hawks jumped on the board early, as Alexa Hingston (Charlestown, Mass.) scored her second goal of the season on the power play at the 2:05 mark into the first period, assisted by Daniella Lyons (Greene, Maine) and Arden Lyons (Westford, Mass.). The Hawks struck again to take a 2-0 lead at the 5:09 mark, as Arianna Rigano (Malden, Mass.) found the back of the net for her eighth goal of the season, assisted by Kathleen Twomey (Londonderry, N.H.). The Hawks took the 2-0 lead into the second period.
The Hawks took advantage of a turnover in the opposing zone shorthanded to take a 3-0 advantage at the 9:31 mark in the second period, when Kasey Cedorchuk's (Charlestown, Mass.) shot from the top of the right face-off circle found the back of the net off a deflection in traffic, assisted by Samantha Rowe (Chelmsford, Mass.). The Hawks took the 3-0 lead into the third frame.
New England College cut the lead to 3-1 at the 6:16 mark in the third when Sarah Graham (Brampton, Ontario) scored her team-leading 11th goal, assisted by Elizabeth Ross (West Hartford, Conn.). The Hawks took back the three-goal lead at the 17:14 mark, when Hingston scored her second goal of the game, assisted by Tiea Kurlowecz (Concord, Mass.) and Rowe.
Andrea Berlin (Durham, N.H.) picked up 10 saves in the victory, improving her record in net to 8-0-0. Mary Roux (Auburn, Mass.) had 24 saves in the loss.
The Hawks return to the ice tomorrow, hosting Southern Maine at 3 p.m. at Sullivan Arena.