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Monday, October 22, 2007

Boal sets record as Warriors sweep Union

If Wayne State’s 7-1 win over Union Friday night wasn’t impressive enough, Melissa Boal added to the excitement by becoming the first player to score a dazzling seven points in a game. Her five goals and two assists were the backbone of the Warriors’ first victory on the season.

A second win on Saturday rounded out the weekend. The 4-0 victory was senior goalie Valery Turcotte’s first shutout of the season.

On Friday, Union scored their lone goal early in the first period, but Boal retaliated less than two minutes later. Late in the period, Boal joined Chelsea Burnett in setting up Sam Poyton to put the Warriors up 2-0.

Boal then scored her next four goals in a row with the final two coming while the Warriors were shorthanded.

Midway through the third period, Boal and Lindsay DiPietro helped Poyton grab her second goal of the game and seal the team’s 7-1 victory.

Turcotte stopped 12 shots in Friday’s game, but her real moment of glory came in Saturday’s contest. Union, hoping for revenge, peppered Turcotte with ten shots in the first period (16 overall)—she turned away each of them.

Turcotte got some offensive help from her teammates starting in the second period, when Boal and Tina Vanderhoeven set up Poyton for her third goal of the weekend. Late in the period, Katrina Protopapas scored a fast goal off a Brandi Frakie pass to widen the Warriors’ lead.

DiPietro and Emily Berzins also added goals in the third period.

The Warriors maintained their flawless record against the Dutchwomen, and improve their overall record to 2-2-0. The team will hit the road to take on Cornell in Ithaca, N.Y., this weekend.

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