Saint Anselm football finally wins

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It’s October 13, 2019. Here’s an update from the world of Saint Anselm College sports.

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The wait is over, the 2019 Saint Anselm Hawks football team has finally won a game.

With just 34 seconds left, a seven-yard touchdown run from senior quarterback Eric Fairweather (Londonderry, N.H.) sealed the Hawks’ 37-31 victory over New Haven at Grappone Stadium on Saturday night.

Fairweather had another short touchdown run earlier in the fourth quarter to bring the Hawks back within two points of what later became their third and final lead of the night, also accounting for 91 of the team’s 124 rushing yards.

The Hawks other two touchdowns came through the air, both caught by senior Shawn Donovan (Abington, Mass.) Donovan ended with 70 of Fairweather’s 347 passing yards on the night and six of his 26 completions.

Junior Joey Cody (Cinnaminson, N.Y.) also contributed a 25-yard field goal.

Saint Anselm now heads to Rindge for a battle of the birds against Franklin Pierce on Saturday at noon.

Men’s Soccer

Freshman Filippo Bellú (Venice, Italy) provided the only goal in a 1-0 Saint Anselm overtime loss to Saint Rose on Saturday.

Junior Spencer Persson (Danvers, Mass.) had six of the Hawks’ 24 shots in the contest.

Saint Anselm (6-5-0, 2-5-0 NE-10) seeks to get back in form against Southern Connecticut on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.

Women’s Soccer

A pair of early goals propelled the Hawks against American International University in a 2-1 victory on Saturday at Melucci Field.

Senior Caly Farina (Southbury, Conn.) sunk a penalty kick in the 11th minute and junior Bailey Conti (Walpole, Mass.) buried a rebound in the 13th minute for the other goal.

Junior Payton Wildrick (Dartmouth, Mass.) stopped five of the six shots she saw on net.

Saint Anselm (6-2-4, 3-2-3 NE-10) next faces Pace on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m.

Field Hockey

The fourth-ranked Saint Anselm continued their steak of not allowing any goals to teams not from Missouri, collecting two more shutouts over the weekend.

On Saturday, sophomore Carly LaCasse (Sagamore Beach, Mass.) had a hat trick in the Hawks’ 4-0 victory against Pace, with senior Emma Bartle (Acton, Mass.) collecting the other goal in what was a 29-1 shot advantage for the Hawks.

On Sunday, Bellarmine also had just one shot as Saint Anselm took a 2-0 victory. Both of those goals came after halftime from senior Michelle Lemelin (Chelsea, Maine) and junior Hannah Potter (Harwichport, Mass.)

Saint Anselm (12-1) hits the field again on the road against Assumption on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 4 p.m.