Saint Anselm advances in NE-10 Volleyball Tournament

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It’s November 21, 2019. Here’s what’s been going on lately in Saint Anselm College sports.

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Women’s Volleyball

The Hawks stayed alive in the Northeast-10 Conference Tournament after a five-set quarterfinal win against New Haven on Tuesday.

This victory marked the first-ever home postseason victory in program history, with junior Jordan Schamp (Plymouth, Mich.) posting a career-high 17 kills and a career-high 14 digs. Senior Catie McCarthy (Warrenton, Va.) also ha 16 kills and freshman Caroline Belmontez (San Diego, Calif.) registered a team-high four service aces.

Saint Anselm will now face the top-seeded Falcons of Bentley University on Friday, Nov. 22. The Falcons defeated the Owls of Southern Connecticut State University by a 3-1 score to earn the honor of hosting the remainder of the tournament. Game times are yet to be determined.

Men’s Basketball

The Hawks dropped their first contest of the year in New Jersey on Wednesday, falling 75-67 against Bloomfield College.

Junior Gustav Suhr-Jessen (Virum, Denmark) recorded a double-double with 10 points and as many rebounds. Classmate Chris Paul (Highland Mills, N.Y.) scored 19 points to lead Saint Anselm, reaching 900 career points on the Hilltop.

The Hawks (3-1) return to action this Saturday, Nov. 23 for a 3:30 p.m. contest against Franklin Pierce in Stoutenburgh Gymnasium.

Field Hockey

The nationally-ranked Saint Anselm College field hockey team will face-off against East Stroudsburg University in the NCAA Division II Field Hockey Championship semifinals on Friday, Nov. 22 at 5 p.m.

East Stroudsburg defeated Assumption 1-0 on Saturday to advance to the contest, which will be held on the campus of Millersville University in Millersville, Pa.

Saint Anselm, ranked No. 3 in NCAA Division II by the National Field Hockey Coaches’ Association, has posted a 19-2 record to date and won its first-ever Northeast-10 Conference Championship title on Nov. 12, downing Southern New Hampshire by a 2-0 score. Each of the team’s 19 victories have come via shutout.

East Stroudsburg, the second-ranked team in the country, won the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference title on Sunday after defeating Kutztown by a 1-0 score. The Warriors won the 2015 NCAA Division II Championship and have qualified for each of the past five NCAA postseasons.