MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Saint Anselm College women's ice hockey team earned a 6-0 shutout victory over Post University on Friday afternoon at Sullivan Arena.
The Hawks improved to 3-2 overall and in New England Women's Hockey Alliance (NEWHA) competition. The Eagles dropped to 1-6 on the season, sporting the same record in alliance play. Saint Anselm picked up its first shutout victory of the season on Friday and its 11th straight victory over the Eagles.
Senior Amanda Conger (Swanton, Vt.) gave the Hawks a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal in the last minute of play in the period. Junior Katy Meehan (Quincy, Mass.) followed up with one of her own at 10:30 of the second period. Senior Megan Klaus (State College, Pa.) closed the period with a goal five minutes later. Klaus registered her 18th goal and the 58th point of her career.
The Hawks kept the momentum going in the third period, tacking on three goals in the final 20 minutes. Sophomore Erin Meyers (Saint Paul, Minn.), junior Jayden Young (Norwood, N.Y.) and classmate Madison Sprague (White Bear Lake, Minn.) each buried one goal in the third stanza. Meyers recorded her 30th point of her career and sophomore Blue Fancy (Orleans, Mass.) dished out her first assist of the season, setting up Young's goal.
In her collegiate debut, freshman goaltender Caroline Kukas (North Andover, Mass.) earned the shutout, posting 16 saves en route to the victory. Kaitlyn Daly of Post had 47 saves in the loss. Saint Anselm finished the day with a 47-16 advantage in shots.
The Hawks will face off Post University for the fourth and final time in the regular season on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 1 p.m.