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Saint Anselm blanks PSU Women’s Hockey

Giarrusso’s hat trick lifts Hawks past Panthers

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Sophomore Rosemarie Giarrusso (Royal Palm Beach, Fla.) recorded a hat trick Saturday evening as Saint Anselm College skated past Plymouth State University, 4-0, in an ECAC Women’s East conference ice hockey game at Hanaway Rink.

            Giarusso scored all three of her goals in different ways.  She scored an even-strength goal to open the scoring midway through the first period for what proved to be the game-winner; she added a power play tally late in the period to stake her team to a 2-0 lead, and finished off the scoring with an unassisted short-handed goal five minutes into the third period.  Giarrusso now has a team-leading 13 goals on the season.

            Freshman Andi Foss (Elko, Minn.) also scored her first goal of the season for the Hawks midway through the second period. Junior goaltender Carley Berry (Danvers, Mass.) needed to make just seven saves to post her first shutout of the season and the eighth of her career.

            PSU freshman Ali Ponte (Richmond Hill, Ont.) was outstanding in the Panther goal, making 49 saves, including 22 in the second period, to keep the Panthers in the game.  Saint Anselm out-shot the Panthers, 53-7.

            Plymouth State, 0-14-1 overall and 0-9-1 in the ECAC East, is on the road for its next five games, beginning Friday with a conference game at Manhattanville College. Saint Anselm, 12-3-0 overall and 6-3-0 in the ECAC East, continues its four-game road swing Tuesday with a non-conference game at Amherst. 

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