The Wayne State women dropped both of their games last weekend to visiting Niagara. The Purple Eagles returned the favor after WSU (13-14-3 overall, 6-4-0 CHA) swept them in western New York two weeks ago.
Friday night, senior co-captain Kelly Zamora scored WSU's lone goal in the 3-1 loss, ending their six-game winning streak. Freshman goalie Val Turcotte finished with 19 saves, while Allison Rutledge stopped 31 Warrior shots for the win. Referee Patrick Bracco did not call a penalty in the contest.
Saturday afternoon, sophomore Laura Monk scored her team-leading 13th goal in a 5-1 loss. Senior Tina Thibideau made 18 saves before being replaced by freshman Tiffany Thompson for the final 10:53. Thompson stopped all three shots she faced. Niagara goalie Nikki Rudy was credited with 26 saves.
WSU concludes the regular season this Friday and Saturday with two CHA contests at league leader Mercyhurst.
The CHA tournament will take place March 12-13 at the Mercyhurst Ice Center.