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Monday, January 28, 2008

Warriors set records in weekend sweep

By Susannah Nichols/ WSU Women's Beat Writer

Melissa Boal leads the country in points.

Lindsay DiPietro has earned more assists this season than any player in program history.

And with a pair of wins over Robert Morris last weekend, the Wayne State Warriors' seven-game unbeaten streak set a school record.

DiPietro (pictured) was a critical force in Friday’s 6-1 victory. She opened scoring for the Warriors at 1:15 of the first period, getting assists from Boal and Sam Poyton. RMU’s Kristen Miles evened the score, but Boal, with some help from Poyton and DiPietro, put the Warriors ahead for good. Amanda Hungle set up Sammi Bowers to put the Warriors up, 3-1, and Poyton and DiPietro again combined to help Boal light the lamp. Then it was Poyton’s turn to score, assisted unsurprisingly by Boal and DiPietro.

DiPietro added one more assist—her game total of four was also a school record—to help Chelsea Burnett notch her first goal of the season.

Senior netminder Valery Turcotte recorded 24 saves for the win.

Turcotte was also a key player in Saturday’s game. RMU outshot WSU, 34-30, but Turcotte recorded 30 saves in the 6-4 win, including 12 in the first period.

The Warriors struck first. Boal turned the tables on the Colonials, wresting control of the puck and scoring shorthanded. RMU responded with two straight goals, but Katrina Protopapas tied things up with a goal in the last minute of the period. DiPietro and Tegan Schroeder were credited with assists on the play.

DiPietro scored once and Boal twice (capping off her hat trick) to put the Warriors ahead in the second period. DiPietro capitalized on a penalty shot for her 12th goal of the season and RMU's late-period goal wasn't enough of a comeback as the 6-4 score stood until the final whistle.

The Warriors (14-6-2 overall, 2-0-0 CHA) are on the road again next weekend as they’ll attempt to extend their unbeaten streak when they face CHA rival Niagara on Saturday and Sunday.

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