Purple Knights Fall to Undefeated Saint Anselm to Wrap Home Weekend

Purple Knights Fall to Undefeated Saint Anselm to Wrap Home Weekend

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. – The Saint Michael's College women's ice hockey team fell to Saint Anselm College, 7-1, during Saturday's New England Women's Hockey Alliance contest at Cairns Arena. The Hawks are the only remaining undefeated team in Division I/II.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (3-5, 2-4 NEWHA), Saint Anselm (8-0-1, 7-0-1 NEWHA)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • Senior Madison Nichols (Gilford, N.H./Tilton School), 1 goal
  • Sophomore Riley Nichols (Gilford, N.H./Tilton School), 1 assist
  • Junior Vika Simons (Essex Junction, Vt./Minnesota Duluth Club), 51 saves (career high)
  • Sophomore Emily Lanci (Canton, Mass./Lawrence Academy), 3 blocks
  • Sophomore MacRae McCarthy (Ithaca, N.Y./Syracuse Nationals), 3 blocks
  • First-year Jenna Harrison (Boston, Mass./Wellesley), 3 blocks

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Senior Caley Mueller, 3 goals
  • Junior Kaley Campbell, 2 goals
  • Sophomore Taylor Ham, 1 goal, 1 assist
  • Sophomore Katy Meehan, 2 assists
  • First-year Erin Meyers, 2 assists
  • First-year Kelly Golini, 1 goal
  • Senior Maddie Scavotto, 15 saves

GAME FACTS

  • The Hawks are the only undefeated team left in Division I/II and have the second-longest active streak behind Division I Northeastern University, which has gone 11 straight without a loss. They also lead both divisions in scoring offense with a 5.89 goals-per-game average.

THE ACTION

  • The Hawks started the scoring 1:21 into the first period when Meyers won a faceoff in the Hawks attacking third and slapped it to the edge of the right circle for Mueller, who buried the puck into the top right corner.
  • The second Saint Anselm goal came on the power play 4:01 into the second period as Meyers and Mueller connected again, this time on a backdoor pass from Meyers through traffic to Mueller, who one-timed it home.
  • The Hawks made it 3-0 at the 5:04 mark as Ham corralled a puck in the left corner and tossed it to sophomore Jayden Young, who then passed the puck to Golini in the low slot for a one-timer.
  • The Purple Knights found the back of the net 9:15 into the third period when Riley Nichols stuffed a shot into Scavotto's left blocker that bounced to her sister, Madison Nichols, who then shoveled it in.
  • The Hawks scored again 32 seconds later with Mueller netting her hat trick goal on the power play after picking up her own rebound and sniping the top right corner.
  • Campbell scored the first of her two goals on the power play with 10:10 gone, scooping up Meehan's faceoff win and shooting bar down. She scored her second goal 3:35 later, scooping up Meehan's rebound and backhanding the puck from the slot into the top right corner.
  • The Hawks' final goal came with 16:52 elapsed in the third on a shorthanded breakaway by Ham, who skated the length of the ice and had her initial shot saved, but then tapped the puck through Simons' five hole. 

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME

  • Nov. 30 at the University of New England, 3 p.m.