PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Freshman Amanda Conger scored twice to lead 10 players with at least one point for the Saint Anselm College women's hockey team in a 6-2 road victory over Plymouth State on Tuesday evening at Hanaway Rink.
Saint Anselm (7-1-0, 6-1-0 NEHC) scored twice in the opening three minutes and used three goals in the span of 1:26 in the second to establish a 5-1 lead. The win kept the Hawks unbeaten (13-0-1) in the all-time series against Plymouth State (2-5-1, 2-4-0 NEHC).
The Hawks have scored at least four goals in all four games of their four-game winning streak and in six of their seven victories this season. Saint Anselm has outscored its opponents 41-10 through eight games.
In addition to Conger's two goals, Alex Starzyk, Maura Kieft, Martha Findley and Alison Butler each had a goal and an assist. Jackie Guy, Sara McNamara, Ashley Moran and Paige Gorecki all registered assists in the win.
A power-play goal from Findley got the scoring started just 1:16 into the first period and Starzyk made it 2-0 before the game was three minutes old. The Panthers cut their deficit in half at 4:44 of the first period as Courtney Evans got the hosts on the board. Saint Anselm took a 2-1 lead into the first intermission despite outshooting Plymouth State 16-2 in the first 20 minutes.
The score remained 1-0 until the Hawks scored three times in less than two minutes to pull away. Butler started the barrage with Saint Anselm's second power-play goal of the game. Conger got her first of the night 46 seconds later and Kieft added another 40 seconds after Conger's tally. Shots in the second period were 28-0 in favor of the Hawks.
Plymouth State scored the first goal of the final period on the power play from Haley Branovan six minutes in to get within three. Conger wrapped up the scoring with 39 seconds remaining to record her first-career two-goal game.
Maddie Scavotto extended her unbeaten start to the season to 5-0-0 by making five saves. Mariah Trupp took the loss with 34 saves in 32:48 before giving way to Emelie Lindqvist, who stopped 18-of-19 shots over the final 27:12.
Saint Anselm outshot Plymouth State 44-2 over the first two periods and 58-7 in the game. The Hawks were 2-for-6 on the power play, while the Panthers were 1-for-4.
Next up for Saint Anselm is a showdown with NEHC rival Holy Cross on Friday, Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. at Sullivan Arena.