Women's hockey gets goals from six players to blank Stevenson

Women's hockey gets goals from six players to blank Stevenson

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Six different players scored and 11 had at least one point for the Saint Anselm College women's hockey team in a 6-0 non-conference victory over Stevenson University on Saturday afternoon at Sullivan Arena.

Box Score

Alison Quinn led Saint Anselm (10-2-2) with one goal and two assists, while Alison Butler, Amanda Conger and Caley Mueller each had one goal and one assist. Sara McNamara and Ashley Moran also found the back of the net for the Hawks, who held Stevenson (9-7-0) to a program record-low nine shots in the first-ever meeting between the two programs.

McNamara scored the lone goal of the opening period after 5:03 from Kaitlyn Spillane and Maura Kieft. Kieft won a faceoff at the left circle back to Spillane, whose shot was saved right onto the stick of McNamara for her fifth of the year.

Despite being outshot 11-2 in the opening period, Stevenson kept the score at 1-0 until Butler's shot from the middle of the right circle somehow managed to cross the goal line at 6:58 of the second. Less than four minutes later, Moran made it 3-0 by collecting the puck from Quinn in front and beating Caitie Darosa on the glove side.

The Hawks went on to add three more goals in the third period. Conger and Mueller scored just 24 seconds apart inside the first five minutes. Conger's close range goal, her sixth of the season, at 4:36 came shortly after Megan Klaus ripped one off the post. Twenty-four seconds later, Quinn got the puck behind the net and drew a save from Darosa but Mueller was there for the rebound.

Quinn got on the scoresheet herself by going five-hole from the left faceoff dot with 2:21 remaining. Quinn's three-point game made her the sixth Saint Anselm skater to reach double figures in points this season, as she now has 11.

Maddie Scavotto had just nine saves to make to earn her fourth shutout of the season and improve to 8-1-2. Darosa was kept busy with 29 saves but fell to 5-5-0.

Both teams were 0-for-3 on the power play in the game and the final shot count was 35-9 in favor of Saint Anselm. Stevenson has the fourth-best penalty kill in the country (94.7 percent), having allowed just three power-play goals all season.

The Hawks host Trinity (Conn.) on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. at Sullivan Arena.

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