EASTON, Mass. – The fourth-ranked Saint Anselm College field hockey team posted its 10th shutout of the 2019 season on Wednesday, handing No. 10 Stonehill College a 2-0 defeat at W.B. Mason Stadium in Northeast-10 Conference play.
The Hawks improve to 10-1 on the year, moving to 8-0 in NE10 play. Saint Anselm has only conceded three goals all season, all of which were in Saturday's tilt against Lindenwood (Mo.), and has limited NE10 opponents to only 25 shots in eight games to date.
The Skyhawks, who downed the Hawks at home in overtime last season, drop to 6-4 overall and to 6-2 against league foes. Saint Anselm welcomes Pace to the Hilltop this Saturday Oct. 12 at 1 p.m.
Senior Mary Nee (Canton, Mass.) put the Hawks ahead by a 1-0 margin only 48 seconds into the second quarter, scoring off a pass from classmate Michelle Lemelin (Chelsea, Maine) for what proved to be the game-winning goal. Lemelin needs only two points on offense to become the eighth student-athlete in team history to reach 50 points in a career.
Junior Hannah Potter (Harwichport, Mass.) logged her team's second goal toward the end of the third quarter, creating a 2-0 bulge. Junior Ericka Meissner (Falmouth, Mass.) sent a low-angle pass toward Potter, who tipped the ball home for her first strike of the 2019 season. Meissner is in the midst of a career season with three assists and six goals to her credit through 11 games.
The Hawks defense allowed only two shots in the entire game, none of them reaching Saint Anselm backstop Julia Hand (Reading, Mass.). The Skyhawks, who had scored at least four goals in each of their last three games, were issued two of the game's five penalty corners, but could not convert.
Stonehill's Katie Lammando made three saves on five shots. Emma Mawn had both Skyhawks shot attempts.