SHELTON, Conn. – The Saint Anselm College women's ice hockey team completed the season-series sweep of Post University with an 8-0 victory in New England Women's Hockey Alliance (NEWHA) action at the Sports Center of Connecticut.
The Hawks improve to 17-2-1 overall and 11-0-1 in NEWHA play while the Eagles fall to 6-18-0 on the year and 1-10-0 against NEWHA opponents. Saint Anselm had 13 student-athletes record a point, including five players with multi-point games.
After early pressure by the Hawks, they finally broke through at the 4:13 mark of the opening stanza. Freshman Sarah Cahill (Salt Lake City, Utah) netted her first career goal and point to give Saint Anselm a 1-0 lead. Classmate Erin Meyers (Saint Paul, Minn.) added an assist, her team-leading 13th tally of the year.
Sophomore Gabby Monaco (La Verne, Calif.) potted her first goal of the year just past the midway point of the period to make it 2-0 in favor of the Hawks.
After putting 19 shots on net in the first 12 minutes of the second period, it was shot number 20 off the stick of freshman Julia Scannell (Milton, Mass.) to make it 3-0 with 7:49 left to play in the period for her first-career goal. The Hawks skated to a 3-0 lead heading into the second intermission.
The Hawks scored three goals in a span of 2:04 in the final period before the midway mark. The first came from sophomore Jayden Young (Norwood, N.Y.) just before the six-minute mark. Freshman Kelly Golini (Tewksbury, Mass.) put in her first goal of the game with just under seven and a half minutes gone in the period, before junior Kaley Campbell (Colchester, Vt.) made it 6-0 at the 8:03 elapsed in the third.
Golini made it 7-0 in favor of the Hawks with 8:29 remaining in the third period for her second goal of the game. Meyers finished the scoring for the Hawks with 5:52 left in regulation.
The Hawks outshot the Eagles 72-13, compiling 24 shots on net each period. Senior goaltender Logan Knip (Brooklyn Park, Minn.) tied a career-high with 13 saves in a game for her second-straight win. The last time she had 13 saves in a game was on Nov. 20, 2015 against Mass.-Boston. Eagles' goalie Jenna Baumgartner had 64 saves in defeat.
The Hawks play their next five games at Sullivan Arena, where they are 7-0 on the year. Saint Anselm begins the stretch of games on Tuesday, Jan. 29 against the Vikings from Salem State University with a 7 p.m. puck drop.