By Tom Balog/Wayne State Beat Writer
After a slow start to the season, the Wayne State Warrior offense showed signs of coming to life over the weekend as they took three of four points from the Union Dutchwomen.
The Warriors (2-1-1) ripped off 62 shots, but scored just a goal on Friday and as they tied the Dutchwomen, 1-1, at the Messa Rink in Schenectady, N.Y.
Melissa Boal (pictured) scored the lone marker at 7:34 of the third to get the Green and Gold on the board.
Lindsey Park made her second straight start in net and turned aside 16 shots.
The Warriors put up another 50 shots on Saturday night and cruised to a 6-2 victory.
Freshman Alyssa Baldin paced the Warriors with her first two collegiate goals and Boal scored for the fifth time in four games.
Veronique Laramee-Paquette, Lindsay DiPietro and Natalie Payne also scored to give WSU a 7-0-1 all time record against Union.
Freshman netminder Delayne Brian finished with 15 saves for her first career victory.
The WSU power play also appeared that it may be starting to click. After going 1-for-26 in the first three games, the Warriors scored three times in eight attempts on Saturday.
Wayne State will now play six of their next eight games at home, beginning this weekend with a pair of games against the Colgate Raiders.
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Baldin was named the CHA Rookie of the Week after she scored two goals including the game-winner in Saturday’s victory at Union. She had 10 shots on goal in the two contests as the Warriors earned three points on the road.
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