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Monday, January 15, 2007

#1 Mercyhurst sweeps Wayne State

Top-ranked Mercyhurst swept the Wayne State Warriors last weekend at the Michigan State Fairgrounds. The Lakers earned an 8-0 victory on Friday and a 7-5 win on Saturday.Friday's game was an 8-0 drubbing, the Warriors' worst loss since 2004. The Lakers outshot the Warriors 39-12.

Tiffany Thompson made 10 saves in the first period before being replaced by fellow junior Valery Turcotte, who made 21 saves in the final two periods.The Warriors played a much tighter game on Saturday night, and pleasantly surprised the Coliseum proud by jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the first period.

Christine Jefferson put the Warriors on the board with an unassisted goal, and Sam Poyton added a pair of goals with some assistance from Lindsay DiPietro and Tegan Schroeder.The Lakers snuck in a goal in the final minute of the first period, and added two more in the second to knot the score at three. DiPietro then set up Katrina Protopapas (pictured) for her first collegiate goal to give the Warriors the edge back.

The Lakers again retaliated with three straight goals before Ashley King scored halfway through the third period and cut the Warriors' deficit to one. DiPietro and Emily Berzins earned assists on King's goal.

But Valerie Chouinard, an offensive threat all weekend for the Warriors, scored to put the Lakers ahead 7-5, the score that stood until the final horn.Turcotte turned in a strong performance with 34 saves.

The Lakers again significantly outshot the Warriors--this time 40-18--but the five Warrior goals were the most Mercyhurst had given up in nearly two years.

The Warriors (8-14-0, 1-3-0 CHA) begin a long road trip this weekend, when they face Quinnipiac.

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