WOMEN'S ICE HOCKEY FALLS TO SAINT ANSELM, 4-1
Jan. 22, 2011
BOSTON, MA - Senior defenseman Alexa Hingston (Charlestown, MA) netted a pair of goals to lead the Saint Anselm College women's ice hockey team over host University of Massachusetts Boston, 4-1, this afternoon in an Eastern College Athletic Conference contest at the Clark Athletic Center rink on the campus of UMass Boston. The Hawks have won nine of their last 10 games to improve to 13-4-0 overall, including 7-3-0 in ECAC East play. The Beacons fall to 7-8-0 and 4-6-0.
Hingston gave Saint Anselm a 2-0 lead at the 15-minute mark of the second period when she scored a power play goal with a slap shot from the point on an assist from junior blueliner Molly Corl (Danvers, MA) and sophomore forward Rosemarie Giarrusso (Royal Palm Beach, FL). Her second tally of the day and fifth of the season wrapped up the Hawks' scoring when junior forwards Michelle Lacombe (Delafield, WI) and Aly Zappen (Huntington Beach, CA) combined to set her up for a slap shot from the top of the crease at 8:27 of the third period to make it 4-1 in favor of the visitors.
Saint Anselm broke into the scoring column first, following a scoreless first period. Senior forward Sarah Ellins' (Greeley, CO) shot was stopped in front of the net by Giarrusso, who spun around to net her team-leading 14th goal of the year with a shot into the lower right corner of the net at the 2:55 mark of the middle period to give the Hawks a 1-0 edge. Saint Anselm later increased its lead to 3-0 with just 1:49 remaining in the second stanza on a wrist shot from sophomore forward Kathryn Picarello (West Roxbury, MA) for her third score of the campaign on a helper from freshman forward Courtney Winters (Swampscott, MA) and sophomore forward Ciara Petry (Poolesville, MD).
UMass Boston got on the board, courtesy of freshman forward Sarahanne Cavolo's (Roxbury, NH) second goal of the year coming on a backhanded shot from the faceoff circle at 2:39 of the third period. The goal snapped a scoring drought of 102:39 at the hands of the Hawks. Sophomore forward Alli Greenberg (Stoughton, MA) and senior forward Kristen Smith (Beavercreek, OH) found her for the goal to cut the deficit to 3-1, but that would be all the scoring for the Beacons, who were outshot, 37-19 for the game.
Sophomore goalie Meghan Grant (Melrose, MA) earned the victory with 18 saves for Saint Anselm, while junior Leah Hallett (Rocky Hill, CT) stopped 33 shots for UMass Boston, including 18 in the second period.
The Beacons will be in action again on Friday, January 28 at 4:00 p.m. when they host Nichols College at the Clark Athletic Center, while the Hawks host Manhattanville College at 4:00 p.m. on January 28.