The Wayne State Warriors (6-8-2) edged St. Cloud State (3-10-1) twice--beating them 3-2 on Friday and 4-3 on Saturday--to earn their second consecutive home sweep.
A few new faces contributed to Friday's victory: after the Huskies took an early lead, freshman Amanda Hungle got some help from Laura
Monk and Sam Poyton to tie the game on her first goal of the season.
Poyton notched her 10th goal of the year off a Monk assist to put the Warriors ahead at the start of the second period. She scored just thirteen seconds into the period; she set a school record for the fastest goal to begin any period.
The Huskies made it a 2-2 game at 6:40 of the third. The Warriors retaliated less than two minutes later--but not from any of the usual suspects. Senior Jessica Haydahl set up sophomore Kristy Leng (pictured) for Leng's first goal of the season. The 3-2 score stood.
Wayne State goalie Valery Turcotte finished with 22 saves.
In Saturday's game, Melissa Boal gave the Warriors an early lead--Lindsay DiPietro and Sarah Campbell were credited with assists--but the Huskies scored twice before the end of the first period to go up 2-1. Boal set up DiPietro for the Warriors' second goal at 4:12 of the second period, and Turcotte turned away all seven of St. Cloud's second period shots.
Sam Poyton scored twice within the first five minutes of the third period to put the Warriors ahead. Boal and DiPietro assisted on her first goal; Monk and Peyton Patterson were credited on her second goal. Though it's only late November, Poyton has already set the school's all-time record for goals in a single-season by a rookie.
Despite pulling goalie Lauri St. Jacques late in the third period, the Huskies could not retaliate in time. They scored with one second left in regulation to make the score 4-3, but the Warriors dominated the final second and retained the victory.
Turcotte finished Saturday's contest with 20 saves.
The Warriors have this weekend off; they travel to Princeton December 9-10.