It’s Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. Here’s what’s been going on lately in the world of Saint Anselm College sports.
The Hawks finished out the season on Saturday with a 61-23 blowout against conference foe Assumption.
Senior quarterback Eric Fairweather (Londonderry, N.H.) completed 26-of-34 passes for a career-high 453 total yards, third-most in program history for a single game.
Overall, the Hawks had 721 yards of total offense (second all-time, single game) and Fairweather had 605 yards in total combining his passing and rushing yardage (second all-time, single game). Fairweather averaged 13.3 yards per rushing attempt (single game record); he also had two rushing touchdowns to cap his career total at 34, a Saint Anselm record.
Fairweather connected with senior Shawn Donovan (Abington, Mass.) for three touchdowns through the air and a fourth passing touchdown to freshman J.C. King (Fall River, Mass.)
King also had two rushing touchdowns.
Saint Anselm’s other touchdown came from senior Franklin Holgate (Easton, Mass.) who connected with freshman wide receiver Anthony Brown (Belton, Texas).
Senior Catie McCarthy (Warrenton, Va.) is now the all-time Saint Anselm leader in kills after the Hawks’ five-set loss to Adelphi on Saturday.
With 21 kills in the contest, McCarthy now has 1,107 career kills, passing Alana McNeil ’08 and her all-time team total of 1,105 set from 2004-07. She is now fourth all-time in career sets played (408) and sixth on the single-season kills list (327).
With the loss, the Hawks find themselves tied for third with Stonehill and New Haven in the Northeast-10 Conference standings. Already guaranteed a postseason berth entering Saturday’s game, the Hawks will wait to see the final seedings released by the conference as the top four teams will own home court advantage to begin the playoffs. Saint Anselm finished the regular season with a 19-10 overall record that includes a 9-4 mark against conference opponents.
Women’s Ice Hockey
The Hawks shutout Saint Michael’s for a second straight day, with a 4-0 victory on Saturday.
Freshman Kenadie Cooper (Gilbert, Ariz.) and sophomore Erin Meyers (Saint Paul, Minn.) had power play goals, with junior Gabby Monaco (La Verne, Calif.) and freshman Gabrielle Huson (Edina, Minn.) had even-strength goals.
Senior goaltender Michaela Kane (Haverhill, Mass.) stopped a total of 12 shots, earning her fourth win of the season. Kane recorded her sixth shutout victory of her career and moved up the all-time shutout list to seventh after Saturday’s result.
The Hawks (8-3, 7-3 New England Women’s Hockey Alliance) return to action against Franklin Pierce on Tuesday, Nov. 19 for a 7:30 p.m. NEWHA matchup.
Men’s Ice Hockey
The men’s team also picked up a win on Saturday, defeating Stonehill on the road, 3-1.
Sophomore Anthony Iacullo (Barrington, Ill.) had the Hawks’ only even-strength goal, also picking up two assists.
Saint Anselm’s other goals came from senior Mike Ferraro (Northbridge, Mass.) and junior Liam O’Sullivan (North Hampton, N.H.).
The Hawks (3-2-1, 2-0-1 Northeast-10) return to action on Friday, Nov. 22 as they host Queen City Cup rival Southern N.H. at 7 p.m. at Sullivan Arena.