by Tom Balog/Wayne State Beat Writer
The young Wayne State Warriors got a lesson in playing a full 60 minutes over the weekend as they tied and lost to No. 9 Boston University at the City Sports Center.
Wayne State (0-2-2) appeared to have their home opener won on Friday night before eventually settling with 4-4 tie.
After a scoreless first period, freshman Julie Hebert started the scoring early in the second period, netting her second of the year at 1:09, to put the Warriors up, 1-0.
Jill Cardella evened it up for the Terriers with a power-play marker at 6:25.
Wayne State started to control the action and the Warriors were looking good after back-to-back goals on the power play by Katrina Protopapas (pictured) and an even-strength goal by Jaclyn Stapleton.
Cardella added her second the game at 17:37 to cut the Warriors lead to 3-2.
Protopapas notched her second extra man tally at 16:47 of the third to make it a 4-2 game, but the Green and Gold might have begun celebrating too early.
BU cut the lead to a goal when Melissa Anderson scored at 18:37 and then with the extra attacker on, Anderson fed Tara Watchorn who flipped the puck in with two seconds left to send the game to overtime.
BU outshot Wayne, 3-1, in the extra frame, but neither team could score and were forced to settle with a point apiece.
Delayne Brian stopped 26 shots in net for WSU and freshman Alissa Fromkin made 22 saves for BU in her first college game.
The Terriers never trailed on Saturday afternoon as they got four goals from Jenelle Kohanchuk in a 4-2 victory.
Kohanchuk started her blitz of the Warrior net just 16 seconds into the game and then added her second at 5:56 of the second period.
Wayne State bounced back only nine seconds later as Alyssa Baldin ripped in her first goal of the season. Protopapas continued her hot weekend, scoring another power-play marker at 10:05 to tie the score at 2.
That was as close as Wayne State would get, though.
Kohanchuk blasted in her third of the game on the power play at 15:20 of the second to put BU back on top.
She added her fourth at 5:07 to cement the win for the Terriers.
Lindsey Park started between the pipes for WSU and stopped 20 pucks. Melissa Haber only needed to make 18 saves for BU, who moved to 2-0-3 on the year.
Wayne State will head on the road next weekend for a pair of games at Colgate.
Photo by Karl Henkel
From WSU Athletics release: Wayne State University senior forward Katrina Protopapas (Chatham, Ont./Bluewater Hawks) was named the College Hockey America Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday afternoon.
Protopapas scored three power-play goals in last weekend's home-opening series against ninth-ranked Boston University. Her two goals on Friday provided leads of 2-1 and 4-2, and gave Protopapas her first career multiple-goal game. On Saturday, she lit the lamp in the second period to tie the score at 2-2.
This is the first CHA weekly award of any kind for Protopapas, who moved into a tie for fourth all-time at Wayne State in career power-play goals (8) and 10th place in power-play points (16).