MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Saint Anselm College women's ice hockey team posted a 5-0 loss to Norwich University on Tuesday in exhibition play from Sullivan Arena.
Saint Anselm outshot the Cadets, a perennial NCAA Division III women's ice hockey power, but Norwich scored goals on three of its six first period shots on net.
Carly Sedlar put Norwich ahead at 6:59 of the first period with a goal set up by Alyssa Hulst and Molly Flanagan. The Cadets kept the momentum going with a power play goal minutes later at 9:33 from Mikah Baptiste. Baptiste added another tally at 13:07, giving the Cadets a 3-0 lead at the first intermission.
Right before Baptiste's second goal, the Hawks had their best scoring chance as junior Gabby Monaco (La Verne, Calif.) hit the right post with a booming shot attempt.
Norwich did not let up, scoring one goal in each of the final two periods - Ann-Frederique Guay and Amanda Conway found paydirt for the Cadets, who locked down a 5-0 road victory.
Senior Michaela Kane (Haverhill, Mass.) made four saves in the first 31 minutes, yielding three goals. Junior Kia Castonguay (Ipswich, Mass.) came on to play the remainder of the game, making nine saves on 11 shots. Norwich used a triumvirate of goalkeepers, blanking the Hawks while making 22 saves.
The Hawks will remain at Sullivan Arena for their next contest as they host Post on Friday, Oct. 25 at 4 p.m. in a New England Women's Hockey Alliance tilt.