MANCHESTER, N.H. – Junior goaltender Maddie Scavotto turned in a 30-save shutout and sophomore Amanda Conger scored the lone goal of the game in the first period to give the Saint Anselm College women's ice hockey team a 1-0 win over No. 8/9-ranked Connecticut College on the road on Tuesday evening at Dayton Arena.
Scavotto's 30-save shutout marked the most saves in a shutout by a goaltender in program history for Saint Anselm (11-1-1), which extended its unbeaten run on the road to 20-straight games (18-0-2) dating back to early last season. Connecticut College (8-3-1) saw its nation-long run of eight-straight home victories come to an end despite outshooting the Hawks by a 30-8 margin.
The 30 saves by Scavotto were also the most by a Saint Anselm netminder since Lindsey Brown '15 turned aside 31 shots against Manhattanville on Nov. 16, 2013, a string of 113 games. The shutout was Scavotto's sixth of the season in nine starts and the 14th of her career in 32 starts.
Conger gave the Hawks the lone goal they would need to defeat a nationally-ranked Camels team for the second year in a row, scoring from sophomore Haley Marshall and senior Paige Gorecki at 11:51 of the opening period. Marshall and Gorecki got the puck to Conger from behind the net and the sophomore beat Bailey Mertz on the far side for the second game-winning goal of her career.
Saint Anselm's nation-leading penalty-killing unit kept the Camels scoreless on six power-play attempts in the game and has now killed off 14 consecutive penalties over the last three-plus games. Connecticut College had three power-play attempts in the second period, but Scavotto robbed the Camels of a pair of goals to preserve the lead.
Connecticut College held Saint Anselm without a shot in the third but could not find a way past Scavotto despite getting 10 pucks on net in the final 20 minutes. In the third, the Hawks survived a pair of power plays for the Camels and a 6-on-5 for the final 1:27 after the hosts pulled their goaltender in search of a tying goal. Sophomore Kaley Campbell and freshman Katy Meehan each blocked shots on the 6-on-5, with Campbell's coming on the goal line to thwart a back-door attempt by the Camels.
Saint Anselm plays its second of four games in five days this week when it heads to Manhattanville on Wednesday, Jan. 10 for a 4 p.m. start.