EASTON, Mass. – The Saint Anselm College women's soccer team suffered a 4-0 shutout loss to the Stonehill College Skyhawks on Saturday afternoon in the team's second to last contest of the regular season.
The Hawks suffered just their third loss of the season, falling to 7-3-6 on the year and 4-3-5 in Northeast-10 Conference play. Stonehill improved to 11-3-3 on the season and 8-1-3 against conference opponents. The Hawks are now in a tie for seventh in the conference standings with one game remaining, a Tuesday, Nov. 5 home matchup against Bentley. The top eight teams earn a bid to the NE10 Tournament later in the month.
After 30 minutes of scoreless action, Alex Giardina put Stonehill on the board with a goal in the 31st minute. The Skyhawks followed up with another tally two minutes later from Camryn Thompson and took a 2-0 advantage into the halftime break.
Eleven minutes out of halftime, Giardina found the back of the net for the second time, this one in the 56th minute. Kayla Henry netted the final tally for the Skyhawks in the 72nd minute to close out the scoring on the afternoon.
Junior goalkeeper Payton Wildrick (Dartmouth, Mass.) recorded two saves in the opening 77 minutes. Sophomore Mackenzie O'Neill (Lynnfield, Mass.) came in to finish the match, posting one save in the process. Skyhawks' goalkeeper Kaitlin Brown stopped eight shots and earned the shutout victory.
Despite allowing four goals, Saint Anselm finished the day with an 11-10 shots deficit.