Women's Hockey Blasts Saint Michael's, 3-0

Women's Hockey Blasts Saint Michael's, 3-0

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. – Senior Alex Kazmer (Crystal Lake, Ill.) scored recorded a two point night and junior Alex Starzyk (Enfield, Conn.) and senior Sarah Geisinger (Willoughby, Ohio) each potted their first goals of the year to lead the Saint Anselm women's hockey team to a 3-0 victory over league foe Saint Michael's College Saturday afternoon at Cairns Arena.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS

• Kazmer posted her first two points of the season, scoring the would-be game-winner early and paired with junior Alison Quinn (Canton, Mass.) to assist on Starzyk's first goal of the season.
• Geisinger's first goal of the year came off assists from junior Alison Butler (Danvers, Mass.) and sophomore Ashley Moran (Woburn, Mass.).
• Junior Hannah Synnott (Montclair, N.J.) picked up her second win of the season and first shutout, collecting four saves Saturday afternoon.

For the Purple Knights…

• Abby Burke was put under duress for much of the night, collecting 46 saves.

HOW IT HAPPENED

• Kazmer put the Hawks on the board at the 13:19 mark, carrying the puck down the right side of the ice and beating Burke through the 5-hole from just inside the faceoff circle.
• Less than a minute later, Starzyk flipped a power play goal over the goaltender's left shoulder for Saint Anselm, putting the Hawks up 2-0 at the first intermission.
• After a scoreless second period, Geisinger tucked in a late power play goal from the left circle at the 17:43 mark of the third to cap off the 3-0 win.  

INSIDE THE BOXSCORE

• The Hawks dominated possession for most of the game, outshooting the Purple Knights 49-4 for the game. Saint Michael's got off just one shot after the first intermission.
• Saint Anselm converted on two of its four power play opportunities, while Saint Michael's went 0-for-3.

NOTES

• Saint Anselm improves to 27-0 all-time against Saint Michael's.
• The Hawks also improve to 2-0 for the sixth straight season.

UP NEXT

• Saint Anselm will welcome archrival College of the Holy Cross for its 2015-16 home-opener Friday in a 7 p.m. start at Sullivan Arena, then host University of Southern Maine in a 3 p.m. Saturday matinee.

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