Women's Ice Hockey Drops Second Straight to First-Place Saint Anselm

Women's Ice Hockey Drops Second Straight to First-Place Saint Anselm

MANCHESTER, N.H. - The Saint Michael's College women's ice hockey team dropped its second game of the weekend against first-place Saint Anselm College, 5-1, during Saturday afternoon's New England Women's Hockey Alliance (NEWHA) contest at Sullivan Arena.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (4-14-1, 2-9-1 NEWHA), Saint Anselm (20-2-1, 13-0-1 NEWHA)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • Junior Jordan Monbouquette (Wayland, Mass./Lawrence Academy), 1 goal
  • Junior Arianna Boscia (Cranston, R.I./La Salle Academy), 1 assist
  • Sophomore Maddie Gervais (Glastonbury, Conn./East Catholic), 1 assist
  • Junior Vika Simons (Essex Junction, Vt./Minnesota Duluth Club), 45 saves
  • Sophomore Krista Ferrari (Dunstable, Mass./East Coast Wizards), 15-for-29 on faceoffs
  • Sophomore Riley Nichols (Gilford, N.H./Tilton School), 3 blocks

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • First-year Amanda Nylander, 3 goals
  • Junior Jamie Gottwald, 1 goal
  • First-year Julia Scannell, 1 goal
  • Senior Logan Knip, 19 saves

GAME FACTS

  • The contest was the final game of a two-game weekend series.
  • Saint Anselm, which is unbeaten in its last nine games, is first in U.S. College Hockey Online's (USCHO) Division I PairWise Rankings as the only team undefeated against NCAA Division I and II programs.
  • The Purple Knights held the Hawks, who are sixth in Division I/II on the power play, to a 0-for-5 showing on the woman advantage.
  • This was Simons' fourth 40-save performance of the season.

THE ACTION

  • The Hawks struck 1:52 into the first period when first-year Sarah Cahill skated behind the net and found junior Megan Klaus along the right boards for a slap shot that Nylander deflected up over Simons' shoulder.
  • The Purple Knights answered back on the power play at the 7:59 mark when Monbouquette picked up a pass in the neutral zone from Gervais and skated up near the right circle for a shot that found the top right corner to make it 1-1.
  • Saint Anselm netted its second goal at 11:27 after first-year Erin Meyers threw in a centering pass from the right circle to Gottwald, who tapped it between Simons' legs.
  • The Hawks scored their third goal of the period with 18:57 gone as Nylander redirected sophomore Gabby Monaco's slap shot from the point into the left side of the net for her second goal of the game.
  • After a scoreless second period, Nylander tallied her hat-trick goal 1:57 into the third period after grabbing the puck behind the net and shooting from just above the right-side goal line to make it 4-1.
  • Scannell scored at 8:02 for the fifth and final Saint Anselm goal.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME

  • Friday at Post University, 3 p.m.