SHELTON, Conn. – Saint Anselm College picked up their fifth-straight win and improved to 9-1 overall with a 3-2 win on the road at Sacred Heart University on Sunday afternoon in Shelton, Conn. in women's ice hockey action.
Alison Butler (Danvers, Mass.) scored the game-winning goal with 3:12 remaining in the third period to lead the Hawks past the Pioneers. Butler scored on a feed from Victoria Shea (Middleton, Mass.) and the Saint Anselm defense did the rest, blocking three shots in the closing minutes of the stanza to help the Hawks hang on for the 3-2 win.
Hannah Synnott (Montclair, N.J.) made 11 saves to improve to 8-0 on the year as the Hawks held a 48-13 advantage in shots for the game.
Saint Anselm opened the scoring in the game as Alex Starzyk (Enfield, Conn.) scored unassisted 8:34 into the game to put the Hawks on top 1-0. Sacred Heart got one back in the second period as Casey Stathopoulos tied the game with 3:39 remaining in the period.
Alison Quinn (Canton, Mass.) scored her second goal in as many days 10:08 into the third and final period off a feed from Martha Findley (Duxbury, Mass.) to put Saint Anselm on top 2-1. As she had done in the second period, Stathopoulos tied the game for the Pioneers, this time with 3:48 left.
Less than 30 seconds later, Butler scored the game-winner to send Saint Anselm home with the 3-2 win.
Saint Anselm returns home for a pair of games against St. Scholastica this upcoming weekend, playing on Friday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. followed by a 1:00 p.m. game on Saturday.