Three third period goals propel women’s ice hockey over Saint Michael’s, 3-0

Three third period goals propel women’s ice hockey over Saint Michael’s, 3-0

MANCHESTER, N.H. – After two scoreless periods of action, the Saint Anselm College women's ice hockey team was able to net three goals in the final stanza and earn a 3-0 shutout victory over Saint Michael's College on Saturday night at Sullivan Arena.

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The Hawks improve to 9-3 overall in the 2019-20 campaign and increase their winning streak to six games. Saint Anselm is also now 8-3 in New England Women's Hockey Alliance (NEWHA) play. The visiting Purple Knights fall to 2-8 on the year and to 2-7 against alliance opponents.

Three minutes into the final stanza, the Hawks struck first as senior Katy Meehan (Quincy, Mass.) netted a power-play goal from junior Gabby Monaco (La Verne, Calif.) and senior Amanda Conger (Swanton, Vt.). Meehan's tally gave the Hawks a 1-0 lead into the third period as she scored her eighth goal of the season and the 38th of her stellar career.

Sophomore Kelly Golini (Tewksbury, Mass.) added to the Saint Anselm lead with a goal at 14:57. Classmate Kendra Currier (Middleton, Mass.) secured the Hawks win with a her first goal of the season at 17:58 and ended the Purple Knights' chances of coming back.

Freshman goaltender Caroline Kukas (North Andover, Mass.) earned the third victory of her career and improve to 3-0, stopping nine shots. Saint Michael's Vika Simons had 62 saves.

Meehan led the charge at the faceoff circle as she won 15 of her 17 opportunities. Saint Anselm controlled the offensive pace with 62 of the game's 71 shots to their credit.

The Hawks travels to Wesleyan (Conn.) on Friday, Dec. 6 for a 7 p.m. matchup.