Top line powers women's ice hockey to win at Manhattanville

RYE, N.Y. – Senior Kaitlyn Spillane, sophomore Kaley Campbell and freshman Katy Meehan all had multi-point games for the Saint Anselm College women's ice hockey team in a 4-2 non-conference victory over Manhattanville College on Wednesday at PlayLand Ice Casino.

Box Score

Spillane tallied two goals and one assist and Campbell and Meehan each registered a goal and an assist as Saint Anselm (12-1-1) ran its road unbeaten streak to 21 consecutive games. The Hawks are 19-0-2 on the road since a 5-2 loss at No. 7 Norwich on Nov. 11, 2016 and have won their last 16 games away from Sullivan Arena. Manhattanville (5-5-1) twice cut two-goal deficits to a single goal, but could not get any closer.

Spillane and Meehan scored a little over five minutes apart in the first period to help Saint Anselm establish a 2-0 lead with 11:07 elapsed in the game. Spillane opened the scoring at 6:04 with an unassisted tally before Campbell assisted on a Meehan power-play goal at 11:07 to double the Hawks' advantage.

The Valiants closed the gap to 2-1 at 14:23 of the first on a power-play goal of their own from Melissa Stys, leaving Saint Anselm up a goal after one period after the Hawks outshot Manhattanville, 15-8. The Valiants doubled up the Hawks, 12-6, in shots in the second but neither team was able to score.

Early in the third, Spillane grabbed her second goal of the game and sixth of the season to give Saint Anselm a two-goal lead once again at 3:31. Maeve O'Brien brought Manhattanville within a goal for the second time at the 11:51 mark of the third, but Meehan and Spillane set up Campbell for an insurance goal at 17:13 to help seal the victory.

Both teams were 1-for-5 on the power play in the game, with Stys' power-play goal in the first period ending a string of 14-straight penalty kills by the Hawks. Saint Anselm limited Manhattanville to two shots on goal in the third as the final shot count was 31-22 in favor of the Hawks.

A day after a 30-save shutout in a 1-0 victory over No. 8/9 Connecticut College, junior goaltender Maddie Scavotto posted 20 saves to improve to 8-1-1 on the season. Rose Pijaca made 27 stops for Manhattanville as her record fell to 4-4-1.

Saint Anselm returns to Sullivan Arena to take on Plymouth State on Friday, Jan. 12 at 4 p.m.