Saint Anselm College is the favorite to repeat as New England Women’s Hockey Alliance champion.
As determined by the coaches around the conference, the Hawks, who finished 25-3-1 last season, garnered 25 points and five first-place votes in Thursday’s preseason poll. Sacred Heart amassed 21 points and the other first-place vote.
Franklin Pierce University comes in at No. 3 with Long Island University -- NEWHA’s newest member -- right behind the Ravens.
The Hawks begin the season Friday, Oct. 4 at 4 p.m. when they visit Post.
Women's soccer: Dartmouth 1, UNH 0
Dartmouth College’s Mollie McGorisk scored her third goal of the season to snap a scoreless tie in the 88th minute and the Big Green beat UNH 1-0 in women’s soccer on Thursday at Burnham Field in Hanover.
Dartmouth improved to 4-1 while UNH dropped to 3-4.
Wildcats goalie Cat Sheppard was busy all game with nearly half of Dartmouth’s shots being on goal (7-of-16). She saved six.
UNH had two shots on goal.
The Wildcats host Army on Sunday at 2 p.m.