MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Saint Anselm College women's ice hockey squad dropped a New England Women's Hockey Alliance (NEWHA) contest against Franklin Pierce University, 3-0, on Tuesday night at Sullivan Arena.
The Hawks fall to 10-7 on the year while dropping to 8-4-0 in NEWHA play. Franklin Pierce captured its 12th win of the season and improve to 12-6 (8-3 NEWHA). The Hawks will travel to Long Island University for a NEWHA battle on Friday, Jan. 10 at 3 p.m.
Franklin Pierce took control early as Ava Kison found the back of the net only 3:56 into the game. Kison's early strike proved to be the eventual game-winning goal, securing the Ravens a 1-0 lead. After that point, the Ravens never saw their lead decrease as they tacked on one goal in each of the final two periods.
The Ravens held the momentum throughout the entire second period, increasing the lead to 2-0 following a Cassidy Jones goal at 17:07. Eventually, the Ravens went into the locker room with a two-goal cushion.
Both teams traded scoring chances early in the final period before sophomore Erin Meyers (Saint Paul, Minn.) committed the first penalty of the game at 9:44. Katelyn Brightbill converted the opportunity and scored to clinch the Ravens win at 9:52.
Despite getting outscored, the Hawks outshot the visitors, 43-17. After a career-high performance against No. 7/7 Princeton, senior goaltender Michaela Kane (Haverhill, Mass.) finished with 14 stops against the Ravens. Franklin Pierce's Emme Ostrander captured her fourth shutout of the season, recording 43 saves. Kane falls to 4-4 on the year while Ostrander improves to 9-6.
Sophomore Kelly Golini (Tewksbury, Mass.) registered a team-high eight face-off wins.