MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Saint Anselm College women's ice hockey completed the weekend sweep of Post University on Saturday afternoon at Sullivan Arena in a New England Women's Hockey Alliance contest with a 9-0 victory.
The Hawks, who are on a six-game winning streak, improve to 6-0-1 overall and 5-0-1 in conference play. The Eagles drop to 2-10-0 and 1-7-1 in NEWHA action.
Prior to the game, Saint Anselm welcomed its newest member of the team through TEAM Impact. Mikayla Hatch of Salem, N.H. was the newest addition to the women's ice hockey program. She was joined on the ice with her parents, Karen and Joe, and was honored during a pre-game ceremony, given a team jersey and was with the team prior to them taking the ice.
Saint Anselm was led by sophomore Katy Meehan (Quincy, Mass.), who had four points on the day with a pair of goals and two assists. Junior Kaley Campbell (Colchester, Vt.) and freshman Amanda Nylander (Quincy, Minn.) each had a goal and two helpers. Freshman Kelly Golini (Tewksbury, Mass.) had three assists in the win.
After a dominating first period, Saint Anselm finally broke through on the first career goal by freshman Kendra Currier (Middleton, Mass.). She scooped up a rebound on a three-on-two breakaway to give the Hawks a 1-0 lead at 12:28. Campbell added a goal of her own with just over two minutes left in the opening period to go ahead 2-0 into the break.
The Hawks scored five times in the second period, scoring in the first 17 seconds on a goal by sophomore Kathleen LeFebre (Methuen, Mass.). Nylander joined in on the scoring with a goal at 4:41 in the period, before Meehan scored twice over the next six minutes to build a 6-0 lead. Junior Amanda Conger (Swanton, Vt.) rounded out the scoring in the second period with 4:41 left to play.
The Hawks added a pair in the third period to conclude the game's scoring. Saint Anselm outshot Post 73-10 in the game and for the second-straight night, held the Eagles to just two shots in the first period. Both teams combined for 0-for-6 on the power play. Senior goaltender Maddie Scavotto (Falmouth, Mass.) had 10 saves for her first shutout of the season.
Saint Anselm begins a four-game road swing next weekend starting with a trip to Colchester, Vt. The Hawks will play a two-game set at Saint Michael's College beginning Friday, Nov. 16 for a 7 p.m. contest.