Hawks Women's Hockey Drops First of Season at Holy Cross, 3-1

Hawks Women's Hockey Drops First of Season at Holy Cross, 3-1

WORCESTER, Mass. – Freshman forward Kaitlin Spillane (Franklin, Mass.) tallied her first career goal Friday night, but the Saint Anselm women's hockey team dropped its first game of the season at Holy Cross, 3-1.

Spillane's score came on the Hawks' second power play opportunity in the first half, taking assists from seniors Tiffany Herron (Clinton Township, Mich.) and Franny Nicholson (Saint Paul, Minn.).

Saint Anselm's 1-0 lead would last through the midpoint of the second stanza when the Crusaders' Nicole Giannino scored her fourth goal of the season at the 10:16 mark.

Holy Cross tacked on two scores in the third period—including the game-winner just 29 seconds after the second intermission—to win the battle of the unbeaten Friday night. The Crusaders improved to 4-0 and 2-0 in ECAC East action, while Saint Anselm fell to 4-1 overall and 2-1 in league play.

Sophomore goaltender Hannah Synnott (Montclair, N.J.) lost the first game in her career, falling to 1-1 on the season while securing 21 saves.

The Hawks will need a short memory, as they continue their road swing to Southern Maine for a 1 p.m. matchup against the Huskies.

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