Saint Anselm men’s soccer remains perfect

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It’s September 16, 2019 and here’s a recent recap of what’s been going on with Saint Anselm sports.

Senior Nick Heckt (South Windsor, Conn.) – promotional photo


Despite an exceptional passing attack and a school record for pass breakups, Saint Anselm fell to 0-2 on Saturday. However, they did have one more silver lining that didn’t have anything to do with passing.

Junior Joey Cody (Cinnaminson, N.J.) was selected as the Northeast-10 Conference’s Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday, the first time a Saint Anselm player earned the honor since November 2016.

Cody kicked three field goals in Saturday’s loss to Assumption, the fourth Hawk to accomplish that feat in the program’s history. He also averaged 55.2 yards per kickoff and averaged 40.2 yards per punt in the game.

Cody leads the NE10 with five field goals and 18 points overall, and he’s currently second in all of NCAA Division II in field goals made per game.

Men’s Soccer

The Hawks are now 3-0-0 on the season following a 4-3 road win against Nyack College.

Junio Zach Elliot (Manchester, N.H.) equalized in the 18th minute off a corner kick and senior Nick Heckt (South Windsor, Conn.) gave Saint Anselm the lead in the 27th minute.

Although Nyack found an equalizer of their own just 27 seconds into the second half, junior Josh Polakiewicz (Middleton, Mass.) answered just over a minute later and a Heckt corner kick would deflect off a Nyack defender three minutes after that for a lead the Hawks would not relinquish.

The Hawks return back home on Tuesday, Sept. 17 to take on their first Northeast-10 Conference opponent of Saint Michael’s College at 4 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball

The women’s volleyball team couldn’t find any joy last weekend in Florida, but they left Connecticut winning three of their four contests in the Post University Invitational, dropping only Saturday’s opener to Bridgeport.

After losing in three straight sets to Bridgeport, echoing their four defeats last weekend, but only dropped one set during their victories to Post, Felican and Bloomsburg.

Sophomore Nique D’Ancona (Corte Madera, Calif.) recorded 33 kills over the weekend with a hitting percentage of .409 on Sunday.

Catie McCarthy (Warrenton, Va.) had 38 kills over the four contests.

The Hawks will host a Queen City Cup matchup on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. against Southern New Hampshire University.