Women’s ice hockey cruises past Salem State, 10-0

Women’s ice hockey cruises past Salem State, 10-0

NOTE: The statistics from Tuesday's non-league game at Salem State were updated following the contest. An updated game recap reads as follows.

SALEM, Mass. – The Saint Anselm College women's ice hockey team scored two goals in the game's first 10 minutes and never looked back, recording an 10-0 shutout victory over non-conference Salem State University on Tuesday evening.

Box Score

The Hawks played in their first non-conference contest of the 2019-20 season, improving to 6-3 overall on the year. Salem State, competing in its season-opening contest, fell to 0-1.

Freshman Gabrielle Huson (Edina, Minn.), sophomore Julia Scannell (Milton, Mass.), junior Katy Meehan (Quincy, Mass.) and senior Jamie Gottwald (Easton, Mass.) each buried two goals in the victory.

Saint Anselm started the game with four straight tallies in the first period to help them earn a 4-0 lead. Huson opened the Hawks scoring with her first goal of the game at 6:06 of the first period. Classmate Kenadie Cooper (Gilbert, Ariz.) recorded her first collegiate goal a minute later, upping the Hawks lead before Scannell and Huson blasted two tallies to round out the first half. Huson recorded her third goal of her career while Scannell posted her first of the season.

Sophomore Erin Meyers (Saint Paul, Minn.) kept the momentum going in the second period as she sunk a power-play goal at 4:23. Two minutes later, Meehan followed with her first tally of the contest, increasing the Hawks advantage to 6-0. Gottwald finished the Hawks second-half scoring with a goal of her own at 8:11.

On a power-play opportunity, Meehan netted her second goal of the game at 7:57 of the third period. Later in the stanza, Gottwald scored at 12:01 to extend the Hawks lead to 9-0. Scannell joined the third period mix with a goal at 17:24 of the third period, concluding the Hawks scoring on the evening.

Senior Michaela Kane (Haverhill, Mass.) finished the contest with six saves and earned the fifth shutout victory of her career. Kane improved to 3-1 on the year. Sarah Plourde stopped 22 shots before Dana Smullen finished the game with 26 saves. Cooper and junior Madison Sprague (White Bear Lake, Minn.) tied for a team-high nine faceoff victories. Saint Anselm concluded the day with a 59-6 shots advantage.

The Hawks head home to play an exhibition game against the Connecticut Whale on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m.