Hawks Capture Season Opener, 4-0

Manchester, N.H. (August 24) -- Powered by three second-half goals, the Saint Anselm women's soccer team came away with a 4-0 win over Dowling in non-conference action on Friday afternoon at Melucci Field. The game marked the season opener for both teams.

The Hawks got on the board midway through the opening half when Ryann Cullinan (Windham, N.H.) tallied her fifth career goal to give the home team a 1-0 edge. After heading into the halftime break at the same score, the Hawks blew the game open in the second half with three goals in less than a four-minute span. Erika Sartor (Andover, Mass.) scored her first career goal at the 74:57 mark, followed by a penalty-kick score from Mary Kate Heavey (Medfield, Mass.) and an unassisted tally from Kathleen Kennerley (Weymouth, Mass.) at the 78:39 mark to close out the scoring.

Jacqueline Cooney (Braintree, Mass.) picked up the win for Saint Anselm as she turned aside three shots, while Alicia Commiso took the loss after making five saves.

The Hawks are now 1-0-0 overall and are back in action on Sunday morning as the team hosts No. 19 ranked Saint Leo at Melucci Field beginning at 11 a.m.