By Susannah Nichols/ WSU Women’s Beat Writer
The Wayne State Warriors secured a 4-2 triumph over Colgate last Friday night, but suffered a 7-3 loss on Saturday.
The Warriors started Friday’s game down 2-0, but got on the board by capitalizing on a 5-on-3 power play. Sam Poyton and Lindsay DiPietro (pictured right) set up blueliner Tina Vanderhoeven for her second goal of the season.
Poyton followed with the tying goal at the end of the second period, and the go-ahead goal at the start of the third. DiPietro assisted on both of Poyton’s goals. Ashley King and Christine Jefferson also contributed assists on individual goals. Janet Babchishin rounded out the Warriors’ scoring with some help from King and Emily Berzins.
Senior goalie Tiffany Thompson earned her fifth consecutive win with 35 saves.
Thompson also started in Saturday’s contest, but was replaced by Valery Turcotte after Colgate amassed a 4-0 lead.
King got the Warriors on the board with a power-play goal assisted by Adriana Pfeffer and Chelsea Burnett. Pfeffer notched her first goal of the season, and Poyton scored to bring the Warriors within 6-3, but their efforts were not enough. Colgate added an empty-net goal to seal the final 7-3 score.
Poyton’s performance was a bright spot in the Warriors’ loss as her goal allowed her to extend her point streak to 12 games, breaking the school record of 11, set by Poyton herself last season.
Becky Sonn, Amanda Hungle, Tina Vanderhoeven and Jenny Cameron added assists in Saturday’s game.
The Warriors’ record now stands at 8-5-1. The team is idle until the New Year when they face Minnesota on January 5-6.