Women's Hockey Falls On The Road At St. Anselm
February 5, 2013
Courtney Winters scored two goals to lead the offensive effort as Saint Anselm knocked off sixth-ranked Middlebury at Thomas F. Sullivan Arena. With the win, the Hawks will propel to 14-4-4 overall, while the Panthers will dip to a 13-5-2 record. The Hawks also gain their first win in program history against Middlebury in five attempts.
After one period of play, the game remained scoreless with Middlebury holding an 11-5 shots advantage.
Saint Anselm broke the 0-0 deadlock when Winters potted her 17th goal of the season just 1:13 into the second period. Andi Foss sent a pass to Winters, in front of the net and she flipped the puck past Middlebury goaltender Laura Pinsent.
The Hawks increased their lead at 6:14 when Rosemarie Giarrusso received a centering pass from Kathryn Picarello just outside the crease. Giarrusso shoveled the puck up and into the top of the net as Tiffany Herron earned her second assist of the game.
Middlebury came within one at 2-1 when Katie Sullivan sent the puck past Saint Anselm netminder Lindsey Brown at 8:44 of the final period. Madeline Joyce and Hannah Bielawski were each credited with assists on the play.
The Hawks took a 3-1 lead when Winters kept a tight hold on the puck, deked Annabelle Jones and skated around her into the net with the puck for her second goal of the game. Herron and Foss picked up their third and second assists of the night, respectively, on the sequence.
Brown made 35 saves, while Pinsent and Annabelle Jones combined for 17. Middlebury held a 36-20 advantage in shots on goal.