WINCHENDON, Mass. – The Saint Anselm College women's ice hockey team lost to New England Women's Hockey Alliance (NEWHA) foe Franklin Pierce, 3-0, on Friday afternoon.
The Hawks fell to 4-3 on the year and in NEWHA play. The Ravens remain undefeated against NEWHA opponents and improve to 3-1 on the year. The win for the Ravens is the first against the Hawks since the series began in the 2012-13 season, a stretch of 23 games.
Stefanie Caban scored five minutes into the contest, giving the Ravens an early 1-0 lead. Caban sent a shot from the middle of the blue line through traffic and sunk the power-play goal.
The Ravens were not done scoring in the first period as Nicole Amato redirected a Bethany Ross shot into the back of the net at 15:10. Amato provided a 2-0 cushion for the Ravens heading into the first intermission.
In the second period, Amato buried her second goal of the afternoon at 8:02 which would eventually register as the final tally of the game. Both teams battled in the third period but neither squad could score.
Junior Kia Castonguay (Ipswich, Mass.) finished the contest with 21 saves for Saint Anselm and dropped to 1-2 on the season. Emme Ostrander of the Ravens improved to 2-1 on the early year, stopping 34 shots and picking up the shutout victory. Sophomore Kelly Golini (Tewksbury, Mass.) went 9-for-12 at the faceoff dot.
The Hawks return to the ice on Saturday, Nov. 2 as they host Franklin Pierce at 1 p.m at Sullivan Arena.