The St. Lawrence women's team made its first journey to Wayne State this weekend, and the Warriors hoped to capitalize on the home-ice advantage to notch their first win over the top-ranked Saints. However, the offensive energy of the Saints proved to be too much for the Warriors to handle; they lost 3-2 on Friday and 4-0 on Saturday.
Friday's contest started in Wayne State's favor with sophomore Ashley King (pictured) scoring the game's first goal late in the first period. Freshman Melissa Boal was credited with the assist.
St. Lawrence retaliated early in the second period with a Sabrina Herbec goal, and widened their lead with two more goals scored in the span of 38 seconds, courtesy of Crystal Conners and Annie Guay.
Warrior freshman Lindsey DiPietro tried to get Wayne State back in the game, but her goal would be the last one of the night. Boal and fellow freshman Sam Poyton picked up the assists.
The Warriors would fare no better on Saturday. Goalie Valery Turcotte, who had 17 saves on Friday, was rattled early on when Saints forward Carson Duggan lit the lamp just 21 seconds into the game. Duggan beat Turcotte again midway through the first period to put St. Lawrence up 2-0.
The second period started no better for the Warriors, as Duggan once again scored, completing her evening hat trick. Sabrina Herbec assisted on each of Duggan's goals.
Less than a minute later, Crystal Conners put the Saints up 4-0.
Turcotte finished with 21 saves.
A two-skater advantage in the third period gave the Warriors a chance to retaliate, but the team could not convert. The Warriors were 0-for-14 on the power play this weekend. However, their opponents did no better as Wayne State killed all three of St. Lawrence's power play chances.
The Warriors will look to snap their three-game losing streak against Clarkson this weekend at home.