Saint Anselm Holds Off Stonehill, 2-1

Kirstie St. Martin scored in her sixth straight game, but it wasn't enough to topple Saint Anselm. (PHOTO BY Richard Orr)

St. Martin nets lone goal to extend scoring streak for Skyhawks

MANCHESTER, N.H. (September 21, 2010) – Stonehill College had a two-game shutout streak halted by a 2-1 loss to Saint Anselm College in a Northeast-10 women’s soccer matchup Tuesday.

Senior Kirstie St. Martin (Providence, R.I./Mount Saint Charles Academy) recorded Stonehill’s goal on a penalty kick, scoring in her sixth straight game, but Saint Anselm held on for the win behind goals from freshman Lindsay Johnson (Hooksett, N.H./Manchester Central) and junior Teresa Vercollone (Pembroke, Mass./Sacred Heart), and eight saves by senior goalkeeper Jackie Cooney (Braintree, Mass./Braintree).

Saint Anselm put up the first tally in the 32nd minute, when senior Erika Sartor (Andover, Mass./Andover) set up Johnson at the top of the box for Johnson’s first career goal. St. Martin matched it on a penalty kick in the 50th minute to tie the score at 1-1, but the Hawks responded minutes later with Vercollone’s goal and a 2-1 lead which held up for the final 30 minutes.

Stonehill (5-3, 4-2 NE-10) next visits Southern Connecticut State University on September 25 at 4 p.m., and will return to Skyhawk Field on October 2 for an Alumni Weekend matchup against Saint Rose.

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