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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Warriors drop two at UNH tournament

The Wayne State Warriors departed the UNH Tournament 0-2. They lost 7-1 to the host Wildcats on Friday, and fell 5-4 to Boston College on Saturday.

The Warriors' records now stands at 5-9-0 overall.

New Hampshire, ranked second in the country, lived up to its reputation. The Wildcats scored six straight goals on netminder Valery Turcotte before she was pulled and replaced by Tiffany Thompson.

Freshman Brandi Frakie scored a power-play goal midway through the third period to put Wayne State on the board, but UNH scored again to end the game 7-1. Laura Monk assisted on Frakie's goal.

Turcotte finished with 24 saves; Thompson with six.

The Warriors kept Saturday's contest close. Although the Eagles scored two goals to open the game, Melissa Boal set up Lindsay DiPietro to cut BC's lead to one. Two minutes later, DiPietro set up Sam Poyton (pictured) for the tying goal. The goal was Poyton's fifth of the season.

The Eagles wrestled back the lead. Deborah Spillane scored in the final minutes of the first period and Lauren Wiedmeier added a tally to put BC up 4-2.

Poyton took another pass from DiPietro to score her second goal of the night on the power play, but BC struck again to widen their lead to 5-3. Chelsea Burnett scored at 17:49 of the third, but the Warriors couldn't eke out a tying score and the game ended 5-4. DiPietro assisted on Burnett's goal for her fourth point of the night.

Thompson started in net for the Warriors, but was pulled in favor of Turcotte after she allowed the Eagles' first two goals. Thompson made three saves, while Turcotte finished with 18.

The Warriors are idle this coming weekend and then continue battling ranked teams when they welcome No. 8 Princeton to Detroit the weekend of Dec. 8-9.

Both Friday and Saturday's games against the Tigers will feature a promotion in conjunction with the US Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. Each person bringing an unwrapped toy to the game(s) will recieve free admission.

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