MANCHESTER, N.H. – Thirteen different skaters recorded points for the Saint Anselm College women's ice hockey team in a 9-0 victory over Post University as the Hawks completed a regular-season series sweep of the Eagles on Saturday afternoon at Sullivan Arena.
Sophomore Jamie Gottwald had her first-career two-goal game for Saint Anselm (16-2-3, 10-1-2 NEWHA) and was one of ten student-athletes with multi-point efforts. Freshman Taylor Ham and sophomores Megan Klaus and Kaley Campbell each had a goal and two assists, while senior Samantha Boyer tallied three assists for the Hawks, who outscored Post (2-19-2, 0-14-0 NEWHA) by a 34-1 margin in the four meetings this season.
The Hawks scored a pair of goals in each of the first two periods, before tacking on five in the third. Sophomore Megan Klaus opened the scoring at 8:41 of the first with a blast from the slot and Gottwald made it 2-0 six minutes later, putting home a rebound after Ham hit the post from the right side.
Gottwald scored her second goal of the game in similar fashion at 4:10 of the second as she was on hand to tap in a rebound after Caley Mueller's shot was saved by Jenna Baumgartner, who had 67 saves for Post. Freshman Katy Meehan extended the lead to 4-0 midway through the second lifting a re-direction in under the bar off a Haley Marshall effort from just inside the blue line on the left.
Marshall and freshman Jayden Young scored just 26 seconds apart early in the third to stretch the lead to 6-0. Young's goal was the first goal and point of her collegiate career and was part of a 13-shot afternoon for the rookie.
Young helped set up Ham's goal, her fourth of the year against the Eagles, less than four minutes after scoring her own. Campbell and Mueller capped the scoring later in the third, with Campbell's goal at 7:59 being the Hawks' third power-play goal of the game in five chances.
Saint Anselm fired 76 shots on Baumgartner in the game, while limiting Post to nine shots on goal, all of which were saved by sophomore Michaela Kane. Kane posted her second shutout of the season in five starts to improve to 4-0-1.
Saint Anselm starts the month of February with a series at Saint Michael's on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2-3. Puck drop is slated for 7:05 p.m. in the opener on Friday evening.