SHELTON, Conn. – The Saint Anselm College women's ice hockey team completed an opening weekend sweep of Sacred Heart University by blanking the Pioneers, 4-0, on Saturday at SportsCenter of Connecticut.
Freshman Katy Meehan and sophomore Kaley Campbell each had a goal and an assist to lead Saint Anselm (2-0) to its 12th-straight victory in the series with Sacred Heart (0-2). Maddie Scavotto posted a 14-save shutout in net and the Hawks got points from seven different skaters in the victory.
Meehan made it 2-0 with an unassisted goal, the first of her collegiate career, at 12:30 of the second period. Just 1:27 later, Campbell extended Saint Anselm's lead to 3-0 with a power-play goal after being set up by Meehan and Jackie Guy.
After recording a goal, the game-winner in overtime, and an assist in a 2-1 victory the night before, Megan Klaus found the back of the net again with 1:06 left in the third period. The sophomore's power-play goal, Saint Anselm's second of the game, was set up by freshman Kathleen LeFebre and Campbell, with LeFebre also earning her first-career point.
Ashley Moran went 14-for-18 at the faceoff dots for the Hawks, who won 29-of-52 draws in the game. Scavotto's 14-save shutout was the ninth of her career. Sarah Erban made 26 stops for the Pioneers and was saddled with the loss.
Saint Anselm outshot Sacred Heart in each period and by a 30-14 margin for the game. Both teams committed five penalties but the Hawks were 2-for-5 with the extra skater, compared to 0-for-5 for the Pioneers.
The Hawks travel to Norwich University for an exhibition contest on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m.