Second stanza strikes lift field hockey past Saint Michael's, 3-1

COLCHESTER, Vt. – The No. 4-ranked Saint Anselm College field hockey team improved to 2-0 on the young season, capturing a 3-1 victory over the host Purple Knights from Saint Michael's College on Thursday.

Box Score

Saint Anselm (2-0) broke a 1-1 halftime deadlock with two second-half goals, the first coming from Jackie Guillemette and the insurance goal coming from Emma Kincaid. The Hawks return to action Wednesday, Sept. 13, hosting the Penmen from Southern New Hampshire University at Grappone Stadium under the lights at 7 p.m.

Mia Vecchione placed Saint Anselm ahead by a 1-0 margin only 2:38 into the contest, slipping a pass from Erin Collins into the lower-left side of the goal. The Purple Knights rallied to knot the score at one with just under five minutes to go in the first half as Arianna Boscia tapped a rebound home past Hawks netminder Julia Hand.

Guillemette scored what would prove to be the game-winning goal only 1:50 into the second half, taking a Kincaid pass and poking it past Saint Michael's goaltender Anna Hurley. Kincaid's second goal of the season came in the game's 57th minute, creating the final 3-1 score.

Making her collegiate debut in goal for Saint Anselm, Hand stood tall and made four saves on five total shots. Hurley was saddled with the loss, yielding three goals on seven shots against.