By Tom Balog/Wayne State Beat Writer
The Wayne State Warriors remained perfect against the Vermont Catamounts, scoring four power-play goals en route to a 5-3 win at the Gutterson Fieldhouse on Friday night.
Senior Lindsay DiPietro (pictured) led the Green and Gold with a pair goals and a helper, while linemate Sam Poyton also scored twice.
Freshman Veronique Laramee-Paquette scored the game-winner on a power play with 5:05 remaining in the second period.
Chelsea Burnett and Melissa Boal also helped out with two assists each.
Vermont led Wayne State in shots on goal, 33-30, but freshman goaltender Delayne Brian made 30 saves to earn her second victory of the season.
Wayne State kept the special teams pressure up in Saturday’s finale as they pummeled Vermont, 7-0.
Boal led WSU with two goals and two assists. Boal and Poyton share the team lead with 13 points in eight games.
Laramee-Paquette, Poyton, DiPietro, Natalie Payne and Micheline Frappier also scored for the Warriors.
The Warriors went 3-for-5 on the power play, held the Catamounts to 0-for-7 with the man-advantage, and also scored a shorthanded marker.
Brian faced a scarce seven shots on net in recording her first career shutout.
With the pair of victories, WSU is now 6-0-2 all time vs. Vermont.
Wayne State will now return home to start a four game homestand beginning Nov. 14 and 15 against Northeastern and then the conference schedule begins on Nov. 21 and 22 against CHA newcomer Syracuse.