MANCHESTER, N.H. – 15 different players registered at least one point as Saint Anselm College cruised past Saint Michael's College, 10-0, on Friday night in New England Hockey Conference action at the Sullivan Arena in Manchester, N.H. The Hawks improve to 18-4-0 overall and 12-2-0 in the NEHC, while the Purple Knights drop to 4-16-1 and 2-12-0 in conference games.
Alison Butler (Danvers, Mass.) became the second player this season to record four goals in a game and also added an assist for a five point day. Ashley Moran (Woburn, Mass.) handed out four assists of her own, while Alex Kazmer (Crystal Lake, Ill.) scored a pair of goals. Alex Starzyk (Enfield, Conn.), Alison Quinn (Canton, Mass.), Kaitlyn Spillane (Franklin, Mass.), and Victoria Shea (Middleton, Mass.) also found the back of the net for the Hawks.
Sarah Geisinger (Willoughby, Ohio) and Meghan Spurling (Byfield, Mass.) each had two assist days, while Jackie Guy (St. Louis, Mo.), Sara McNamara (Danbury, Conn.), Marianne Kristiansen (Anchorage, Alaska), Caley Mueller (Littleton, Colo.), Jessica Galiczewski (Kings Park, N.Y.), Martha Findley (Duxbury, Mass.), and Victoria Shea each had one helper in the game.
The Hawks held a 53-7 advantage in shots on goal and killed off both power play opportunities the Purple Knights had. Hannah Synnott (Montclair, N.J.) improved to 16-2-0 this season while picking up her seventh shutout of the season by stopping all seven shots she faced.
In a pre-game ceremony, the Saint Anselm College women's ice hockey team honored their six seniors in Halle Kent (Lake Placid, N.Y.), Nina Gozzi (Suffield, Conn.), Sarah Geisinger, Marianne Kristiansen, Alex Kazmer, and Jessica Galiczewski for their contributions to Saint Anselm and its athletic department.
Saint Michael's Erin Dwyer led their attack with three shots on goal while four other players registered an attempt on net. Abby Burke suffered the setback, playing 31:14 and stopping 24-of-29 shots. Nicole Talcott finished out the second period for Burke, stopping 7-of-9 attempts, while Erica Ragazzo played the third period and made 12-of-15 saves.
Butler scored the only two goals of the first period before recording her hat-trick 1:56 into the second. Kaitlyn Spillane would enter the scoring column at the 10:16 mark, while Kazmer would sandwich both of her goals around a Starzyk tally to give the Hawks a 7-0 lead after two periods of play.
Alison Quinn also scored her goal 1:56 into the final frame to extend the lead to 8-0. Alison Butler netted her fourth of the night exactly two minutes later, and Victoria Shea rounded out the scoring for the Hawks with just under eight minutes to play in the game.
Saint Anselm travels to Holy Cross tomorrow afternoon for a New England Hockey Conference matchup scheduled for 2:05 p.m. The Hawks and Crusaders are battling for seeding in the upcoming NEHC Open Tournament hosted by Saint Anselm College on February 27 and 28.