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Saturday, December 09, 2006

Purps sweep Warriors

Things haven't looked this glum for the Wayne State Warriors in, well, forever.

Over the weekend the Warriors were swept on the road by the Niagara Purple Eagles to fall to 3-14-0 overall with just one game remaining before the merciful holiday break.

Last season when the Warriors set a low water mark with a record of 6-23-6, the team still had 4 wins and a pair of ties before the break.

The latest round of misery began at the Dwyer Arena on Friday night when the Warriors were shut out 4-0. The defeat was third time in the last four games and sixth time this season that the Green and Gold were unable to light the lamp.

WSU outshot Niagara 41-27, but a 0-7 power-play doomed the offensive effort.

Warriors' senior goaltender Will Hooper stopped 23 of 27 shots in the loss.

The Warriors had their chance to steal a win on Saturday night and entered the third period with the Purps tied at 1 goal each. The conference leading Eagles wasted no time through, scoring three straight goals to cruise to a 4-2 victory.

NU outgunned WSU 35-30 and Ted Cook led the Purple Eagles with a pair of goals.

Jason Bloomingburg opened the scoring with a power-play goal, his fourth of the season, at 6:45 of the opening period.

Tylor Michel added a shorthanded marker at 9:35 of the third period.

Will Hooper made 31 saves in the loss.

The losing streak for the Wayne State now stands at a season high five games.

Wayne State will return home to face Western Michigan in a single game at the Coliseum next Saturday night.

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