MANCHESTER, N.H. – Senior Amanda Conger (Swanton, Vt.) buried the game-winning goal a minute into the overtime period to hoist the Saint Anselm College women's ice hockey team to a 2-1 victory over the Ravens of Franklin Pierce University on Saturday afternoon at Sullivan Arena.
The Hawks improve to 5-3 overall and in New England Women's Hockey Alliance (NEWHA) competition. The Ravens ended their perfect NEWHA record, dropping to 3-1 and finishing the day with a 3-2 overall record.
Conger found the back of the net for Saint Anselm early in the overtime session off assists from junior Gabby Monaco (La Verne, Calif.) and junior Kathleen LeFebre (Methuen, Mass.). Conger collected a loose puck on the left faceoff circle and fired a shot over the goalkeeper's shoulder to secure the victory.
Neither team could convert on any scoring opportunity in the first two periods. Franklin Pierce broke the drought in the third period at 9:54 as Katelyn Brightbill buried a goal off a pass from Marissa Massaro.
The Hawks responded three minutes later with the equalizer by sophomore Kelly Golini (Tewksbury, Mass.) sneaking a shot inside the right post for the score. Golini recorded her 31st goal of her career.
Senior Michaela Kane (Haverhill, Mass.) stopped 20-of-21 shots faced to pick up the victory in net for the Hawks, while Emme Ostrander turned aside 30-of-32 shots for the Ravens.
The Hawks have a quick turnaround as they travel to their first non-conference opponent, Salem State, on Tuesday, Nov. 5 for a 7 p.m. matchup.