SHELTON, Conn. – The Saint Anselm College women's ice hockey team earned the weekend sweep over Post University with a 5-1 victory on Saturday afternoon in New England Women Alliance (NEWHA) action.
Saint Anselm improved to 2-0 on the early season while Post falls to 0-2. The Hawks extended their winning streak over Post to 10 games and also racked up more than 11 goals in the team's first two games for the first time since 2010-11.
Saint Anselm started Saturday with three goals in the first period. Junior Jayden Young (Norwood, N.Y.) began the stretch with a power play goal in the first five minutes of the contest. Sophomore Kelly Golini (Tewksbury, Mass.) followed up with one of her own five minutes later. Senior Megan Klaus (State College, Pa.) closed out the period with a deflection in the slot at 16:19. Golini registered her 19th goal and her 28th point of her career.
Post's Jenna Abeyta ended the shutout for the Hawks at 8:21 of the second period, ripping in a slap shot in from the left side.
Sophomore Erin Meyers (Saint Paul, Minn.) answered five minutes later with a goal of her own after battling in a scrum outside the crease. Each team went back and forth to start the third period before senior Katy Meehan (Quincy, Mass.) buried the fifth and final goal of the game at 14:55.
In her first start for Saint Anselm, junior goaltender Kia Castonguay (Ipswich, Mass.) stopped 20 shots to earn the win. Post's Kaitlyn Daly had 43 saves.
The Hawks outshot the Eagles, 48-21, and won 29 of the game's 45 face-offs.
Saint Anselm has two weeks to prepare for their home opener on Friday, Oct. 18 as they host Sacred Heart at 7 p.m.