MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Saint Anselm College women's soccer team finished the regular season with a 0-0 draw against Bentley University on Tuesday afternoon at Grappone Stadium.
Tying for a team-record seventh time on Tuesday, the Hawks were eliminated from the Northeast-10 Conference postseason at day's end. Saint Anselm earned a point in the standings versus Bentley, but American International overwhelmed Southern New Hampshire by a 3-0 margin to pass Saint Anselm to win a playoff spot.
The Hawks ended the regular season with a 7-3-7 overall and a 4-3-6 record against NE10 opponents. The Hawks were ranked eighth in the most recent NCAA Division II East Region rankings and will await word on a possible postseason berth. Bentley earned the fourth seed in the upcoming NE10 Tournament with a 9-6-2 record and a 7-5-1 mark in NE10 play.
Neither team found the back of the net despite the Hawks finishing the contest with a 15-11 shots advantage.
Saint Anselm began the day on the attack as they fired three shots in the first 17 minutes. Two of those came from senior Caly Farina (Southbury, Conn.). The Hawks headed into the break with a 5-1 shots advantage.
In the final 15 minutes, Saint Anselm recorded five shots but was unable to find the back of the net. Junior Nicole White (Danvers, Mass.) had three of those five shots. Both teams battled in two overtime periods to end the match in a tie.
Junior Payton Wildrick (Dartmouth, Mass.) stopped six shots en route to earning her seventh draw of the season. Bentley's Kat Hassapis had eight saves.