GORHAM, Maine -- Junior Tiffany Herron (Clinton Township, Mich.) had a goal and an assist as the visiting Saint Anselm College Hawks shut out the University of Southern Maine Huskies, 3-0, in an ECAC Women's East game Friday at the USM Ice Arena.
The win was the sixth straight for the Hawks, and improved their record to 21-3-0 overall and 13-2-0 in the league. The Huskies dropped their third straight to fall to 10-13-1 overall and 7-8-0 in ECAC play.
Herron scored what proved to be the game-winning goal just 2:54 into the first period when she tipped a shot by senior Andi Foss (Elko, Minn.) past USM junior goalie Liz Bergstrom (Chanhassen, Minn.) for her ninth goal of the season. Senior Courtney Winters (Swampscott, Mass.) also picked up an assist, the first of her two helpers.
Rookie Alexandra Starzyk (Enfield, Conn.) doubled the Hawks' advantage at 16:07 with a power-play goal. Senior Jacqueline Bouchie (Belmont, Mass.) took a shot from the blue line that was blocked by a USM defender in the high slot from where Starzyk fired a low shot past a screened Bergstrom. Herron had the second assist on the play. Saint Anselm held the edge in play over the first 20 minutes out shooting USM 11-2.
Winters set up sophomore Alex Kazmer (Crystal Lake, Ill.) for the only goal of the second period. Bergstrom got a piece of Kazmer's shot from the left-wing circle, but the puck found its way into the net. The goal was the 12th of the season for Kazmer.
Neither team could light the lamp in the final period. Saint Anselm junior goalie Lindsey Brown (Mounds View, Minn.) earned her third shutout of the season stopping nine shots. Bergstrom finished the game with 23 saves.
Southern Maine concludes the regular season on Saturday (1:00 p.m.) hosting the University of Massachusetts Boston. Saint Anselm finishes the regular season traveling to in-state rival Plymouth State University on Saturday (2:00 p.m.).