As the spring sports season winds down, several Saint Anselm teams are advancing to postseason play, with several victories recorded over the weekend. Men's and women's lacrosse have clinched championship bids, as has the Hawks softball team.
Men’s Lax Earns NE-10 Championship Bid With 9-4 Victory Over Saint Rose
- Game recap, April 27
Junior Jake Mallinson registered a game-high four points, senior goalkeeper Jonathon O'Reilly stopped 16 shots and the offense closed out the game with eight unanswered goals to lift the Saint Anselm College men's lacrosse team past the College of Saint Rose, 9-4, Saturday afternoon at Grappone Stadium on Senior Day. The win clinches the Hawks' second straight Northeast-10 Championship berth.
The Hawks win for the third time in five contests to improve to 5-9 on the season, including 5-6 in Northeast-10 play, while the Golden Knights drop to 4-11, 4-7 NE-10. Saint Anselm has earned the sixth seed in next week's tournament and will hit the road to take on third-seeded Le Moyne College on Tuesday, April 30 at 1 p.m.
Seniors O'Reilly, James Brine, Daniel Sullivan, Ryan McQuaid and Kyle Murphy were all honored in a ceremony prior to the game.
Women’s Lax Clinches NE-10 Championship Berth with 18-6 Win at So. Conn.
- Game recap, April 26
Sophomore Marissa Daly tallied a game-high five points to lead the Saint Anselm College women's lacrosse team to an 18-6 victory against Southern Connecticut State University on Friday evening at Jess Dow Field that cemented its first Northeast-10 Championship berth since 2006.
The Hawks post their first double-digit win season in program history as they improve to 10-6 overall and 7-5 in Northeast-10 play. The Owls finish their season at 3-13, 1-11 NE-10. Saint Anselm, which has earned the sixth seed in next week's tournament, will make its fifth NE-10 Championship appearance and the first in seven years when it travels to take on third-seeded Stonehill College on Wednesday, May 1 at W.B. Mason Stadium. The Hawks will be looking for their first ever NE-10 Championship win.
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Softball Punches Ticket to NE-10 Championships with Stonehill Split
- Game recap, April 27
Nicole Boucher homered in her first at bat and Pattie Turner hit an RBI single in the fifth inning to help the Saint Anselm College softball team to a 3-2 win over Stonehill College on Saturday afternoon at the South Athletic Field. The Hawks dropped the first game of the doubleheader, 7-1.
With the split, Saint Anselm improves to 21-20 overall and 16-12 in the Northeast-10 conference, while the Skyhawks move to 24-23-1 overall and 16-11-1 in league play. After today's games, the Hawks have clinched the No. 3 seed in the Northeast Division and will play No. 4 Stonehill College in the opening round of the Northeast-10 Championship.
Dalton Pitches Softball Past Stonehill on Senior Day, 3-2
- Game recap, April 28
In her first start of the season, senior Shannon Dalton went six innings and did not allow an earned run as the Saint Anselm College softball team closed out its regular season with a 3-2 victory against Stonehill College on Sunday afternoon at South Athletic Field on Senior Day.
The Hawks improve to 22-20 on the season and wrap up their Northeast-10 slate at 17-12, including 14-7 in the Northeast Division. Stonehill drops to 24-24-1, 16-12-1 NE-10, 11-9-1 NE-10 NE. Third-seeded Saint Anselm will make its first Northeast-10 Championship appearance since 2008 when it plays host to No. 4 Stonehill in the first round Tuesday, April 30 at 3 p.m
Dalton and Lauren Galavotti were honored in a ceremony prior to the game.