Hawks to start as nation’s ninth best Div. II women’s basketball team

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Here’s an update from the world of Saint Anselm College sports.

Field Hockey

The fourth-ranked Hawks cruised to a 3-0 victory against Franklin Pierce on Tuesday.

Senior Mary Nee (Canton, Mass.) scored two of the goals, with the other coming from sophomore Andrea McNeil (Canton, Mass.)

Hawks goaltender Julia Hand (Reading, Mass.) got her 17th career shutout but did not face a shot on goal. All of Sain Anselm’s wins this season have been shutouts.

The Hawks (15-2, 12-1 Northeast-10) next play against Saint Thomas Aquinas on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball

The Hawks earned a three-set victory against Assumption on Tuesday.

Saint Anselm held Assumption to a -.022 hitting percentage, with junior Jordan Schamp (Plymouth, Mich) getting a team high 10 kills and 10 digs in the contest.

The Hawks (15-8, 5-2 Northeast-10) return home to face the University of New Haven on Friday at 6 p.m.

Men’s Soccer

A penalty kick goal from senior Nick Heckt (South Windsor, Conn.) helped prevent a shutout as the Hawks lost 4-1 to Southern New Hampshire University on Tuesday.

The Hawks (6-9-0, 2-9-0 Northeast-10) will finish their regular season against Assumption at home on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 3 p.m.

Women’s Basketball

The Saint Anselm College women’s basketball team will open the season ranked ninth in NCAA’s Division II following a poll released on Tuesday.

Earlier this month, the Hawks were projected to finish first in the Northeast Division of the Northeast-10 Conference.

Saint Anselm unofficially begins its season at home on Saturday, Nov. 2 with a 4 p.m. exhibition against Bishop’s University from Quebec. The regular season starts on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. against Bridgeport.

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