By Susannah Nichols/ WSU Women's Beat Writer
Wayne State swept the CHA weekly awards after beating and tying #6 Mercyhurst on the road.
Junior Sam Poyton was named Offensive Player of the Week. Poyton scored two goals in Friday's game, including the overtime game-winner. She also had a goal in Saturday's game and finished the weekend with a +2 plus/minus rating.
Senior goalie Valery Turcotte's 78-save weekend could not go unnoticed. After stopping 52 shots in Friday's game (including four in overtime) and 26 on Saturday, she was awarded Defensive Player of the Week honors. Turcotte was particularly effective in shutting down Mercyhurst's power play unit--ranked third in the nation coming into the series--she stopped nine out of ten power play shots.
Freshman forward Adrianna Pfeffer earned Rookie of the Week honors. She scored two goals in Friday's game.
This is the sixth straight week a Warrior has earned league honors, and the first time this year that the team swept the league awards.