By Tom Balog/Wayne State Beat Writer
The tenth-ranked Wayne State Warriors (17-3-2, 8-0-0 CHA) pushed their unbeaten streak to nine games after a sweep of the Syracuse Orange at the Tennity Ice Pavilion over the weekend.
Sam Poyton led the Warriors with a goal and two assists in Wayne State’s 3-2 victory on Friday night.
Wayne State opened the scoring with a goal by Alyssa Baldin at the 19:45 mark of the first period.
Baldin’s goal held up until, Julie Rising tied the score at 1-all early in the third period.
Melissa Boal put the Green and Gold back on top with her 24th goal of the season at 4:20 of the third. For Boal, it was her 200th career point, making her only the ninth player in NCAA history to reach the 200-point plateau.
Cheyenne Bojeski knotted the score again with a power-play marker just past the midway point of the period.
Poyton ended the night’s scoring and put WSU up for good at 15:43 with her 17th score of the year.
Lindsay DiPietro (pictured) continued her hot streak, assisting on all three Wayne State tallies.
Warriors freshman Delayne Brian racked up 22 saves for her 10th win of the season, while Lucy Schoedel finished with 32 saves for the Orange.
The Warriors and their top line completed the two-game road sweep with a 3-1 thrashing of the Orange on Saturday afternoon.
DiPietro led the charge with a pair of goals and one assist. Poyton added a goal and assist and Boal helped out on all three Wayne State goals.
Wayne State’s top line contributed 16 of the team’s total 35 shots on goal.
Brian made her third consecutive start in net for Wayne State and stopped 34 shots.
Schoedel turned away 28 shots for SU and Megan Skelly score the lone goal.
With the pair of wins, Wayne State sits on top of the CHA with 8-0-0 record and 16 points. The Warriors will now head to Erie, Penn., next weekend for a pair of key games with sixth-ranked Mercyhurst, who sit just behind WSU in the conference standings.
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