MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Saint Anselm College women's ice hockey team completed the regular season sweep of Post University with a 3-2 victory in New England Women's Hockey Alliance (NEWHA) action on Saturday afternoon at Sullivan Arena.
With the win, the Hawks improve to 4-2 overall and in alliance play. Post fell to 1-7 on the year overall and against other NEWHA opponents. Saint Anselm ends the month of October and looks ahead as they travel to Franklin Pierce on Friday, Nov. 1 for a 4 p.m. matchup.
After a scoreless first period, the Hawks would score two second period goals in the first five minutes to help Saint Anselm to an early 2-0 lead. Junior Madison Sprague (White Bear Lake, Minn.) broke through 49 seconds into the second stanza and five minutes later, senior Kaley Campbell (Colchester, Vt.) added to the Hawks lead with her own goal off a sophomore Amanda Nylander (Hanover, Minn.) dish. Campbell recorded her first goal of the season.
With 1:09 left on the clock in the second period, Paige Dundas buried the first Eagles goal on a power-play, trimming the deficit to one.
On a Post power play, senior Jamie Gottwald (Easton, Mass.) sent home a short-handed goal at 7:20 of the third period which provided the Hawks a 3-1 cushion. Jenna Abeyta would answer less than a minute later with a goal, cutting the Hawks lead to 3-2.
The Eagles would apply heavy pressure in the final minute of action, but would not find the back of the net for the remainder of the game, sending the Hawks to their second straight win.
Freshman Caroline Kukas (North Andover, Mass.) earned the second collegiate win of her career, stopping 16 shots and yielding two goals. Kaitlyn Daly of Post had 46 saves in net.