MANCHESTER, N.H. – After having their season-high seven game winning-streak snapped on Friday night, the Saint Anselm College women's ice hockey team exploded for nine goals in a 9-0 rout of visiting Plymouth State University on Saturday afternoon in New England Hockey Conference action.
13 different players registered at least a point for the Hawks (12-2, 6-2 NEHC) in the victory, while Hannah Synnott (Montclair, N.J.) earned her fourth shutout of the season by stopping all five shots she faced from the Panthers (6-10, 2-6 NEHC).
Alex Starzyk (Enfield, Conn.) and Victoria Shea (Middleton, Mass.) scored two goals apiece, with Starzyk also picking up an assist for a three point day. Sara McNamara (Danbury, Conn.), Halle Kent (Lake Placid, N.Y.), Alex Kazmer (Crystal Lake, Ill.) and Martha Findley (Duxbury, Mass.) each scored a goal and had an assist, with Paige Gorecki (Homer Glen, Ill.) adding the other goal.
Ashley Moran (Woburn, Mass.), Alison Butler (Danvers, Mass.), Sarah Geisinger (Willoughby, Ohio), and Kaitlyn Spillane (Franklin, Mass.) picked up two assists apiece, while Jackie Guy (St. Louis, Mo.) and Jessica Galiczewski (Kings Park, N.Y.) also added helpers in the win.
The Hawks held a 70-5 advantage in shots on goal for the game and kept Plymouth State off the board by killing all four power plays they faced.
Shea scored the eventual game-winner 8:54 into the first period off feeds from Kent and Butler. Starzyk's first score of the game came less than a minute later, and Alex Kazmer scored 14:31 into the stanza to give the Hawks a 3-0 advantage at the end of one.
Kent, Starzyk, McNamara, and Shea all scored goals in the second period in a span of just over three minutes to put the game away. Gorecki and Findley added tallies in the third period to give the game its final score of 9-0.
Plymouth State's Emilie Lindqvist stopped 34 saves in the setback before being replaced by Mariah Trupp who made 27 saves of her own. Courtney Evans led the Plymouth State attack with three shots.
The Hawks continue their seven game home stand on Tuesday night when they host New England College at 7:00 p.m. in NEHC action at Sullivan Arena.