Behind a hat trick from junior Melissa Boal, the Wayne State women's team opened the 2007-08 season in style Friday night in cruising to a 6-1 exhibition win over York University at the Ice Gardens in Toronto.
Boal also added an assist in addition to her three goals.
The Warriors offense hit on all cylinders scoring six goals on 35 shots with 10 assists. Junior Sam Poyton led WSU with four assists while sophomore Katrina Protopapas added two. Sophomores Chelsea Burnett and Brandi Frakie and junior Becky Sonn also added a goal each.
On defense, WSU allowed only one goal with its trio of goalies combining for 26 saves. Senior Valery Turcotte notched 11 saves. Freshman Paige Kerenan added nine saves along with six from senior Tiffany Thompson.
Wayne State plays its first two-game series of the season on the road at Clarkson in Potsdam, N.Y. next weekend. Game one is scheduled for Friday at 5 p.m. with game two Saturday at noon.