Wayne State split their weekend series with Rensselaer. A loss on Friday and an overtime win on Saturday improved the Warriors' record to 1-3-0.
Friday night, freshman Chelsea Burnett scored her first collegiate goal at 11:00 of the second period. Burnett's goal, assisted by Laura Monk and Tegan Schroeder, gave the Warriors a temporary 1-0 lead. The Engineers then scored two unanswered goals and added a third when Warrior goalie Valery Turcotte was pulled with just over a minute left in the final period. Turcotte finished with 17 saves.
Wayne State outshot Rensselaer, 24-12, and dominated on faceoffs, winning 42 to their host's 20.
Saturday's game started in a similar fashion to Friday's. Sophomore Melissa Boal (pictured) scored an unassisted goal early in the first to get Wayne out to a 1-0 lead, but RPI responded with two straight tallies.
It wasn't until a Warrior power play in the third period that Wayne State could even the score. The tying goal came from sophomore defenseman Tina Vanderhoeven, with help from sophomore Sam Poyton and junior Danielle Wilson. RPI outshot Wayne State, 10-5, in the final period, but Turcotte remained solid to send the Warriors to overtime.
Boal scored her second unassisted goal of the night at 2:38 of the extra period to seal the Warriors' first win of the season.
Turcotte finished Saturday's game with 31 saves.
The Warriors are on the road again next weekend. They will face Connecticut before returning to Detroit for their home opener against Cornell the following weekend.
Boal photo courtesy WSU Athletic Department