Manchester, N.H. (November 8) - The Saint Anselm College women's ice hockey team shutout ECAC East foe Castleton State College 3-0 Saturday afternoon at Sullivan Arena. The win makes the Hawks 2-0-0 overall and in ECAC East action, while the loss drops the Spartans to 0-4-0 overall and 0-2-0 in league play.
The Hawks struck first when Senior captain Kathleen Twomey (Londonderry, N.H.) took a pass from Sami Tatu (Waterford, Michigan) and fellow captain Sam Rowe (Chelmsford, Mass.) to beat Spartan netminder Kalla Robb (Manchester, N.H.) to light the lamp and make it 1-0 Saint Anselm with two minutes left in the 1st period.
The second period was much of the same, as Chelsea Fillingim (Fairbanks, Alaska) beat Robb on a pass from senior forward Bianca DeSantis (Georgetown, Mass.) to put the Hawks up 2-0.
Halfway through the 3rd period, Hawk freshman Cierra Romaldo (Chuluota, Fla.) scored her first collegiate goal on a sot redirection from senior defender Maggie Dwyer (Elkridge, Maryland) to make it a 3-0 final.
Freshman goaltender Amy Zappen (Huntington Beach, Calif.) had 12 saves in her first collegiate start and shutout of her young career. Robb had 23 saves in the losing effort.
The Hawks return to action Friday, November 14th, as they will travel to Saint Michael's for a 7 p.m. start. Castleton returns to action on Friday, November 14th as well, as they will host the University of Southern Maine at 7 p.m.