by Tom Balog / WSU Beat Writer
The Wayne State Warriors opened the season on the road in Troy, NY and were rewarded with a point against the Rensselaer Engineers.
Friday night the Warriors mounted a furious comeback, but fell just short by a final score of 3-2.
After a scoreless first period, the Engineers scored a pair of power-play goals and a shorthanded marker to skate out to a 3-0 lead.
Julie Hebert finally put WSU on the board with her first collegiate marker at 3:17 of the third. Fellow freshman Gina Buquet made it a one-goal game, scoring her first goal, shorthanded at 17:19.
The Warriors pulled the goalie for the final 39-seconds, but couldn’t manage to net the equalizer.
Lindsey Park started in the net for the Green and Gold and stopped 32 shots in the loss.
Sonja van der Bliek turned aside 23 for RPI.
Neither team managed to turn on the light on Saturday afternoon as WSU and RPI skated to a 0-0 draw.
Rensselaer outgunned Wayne State again, this time by a 37-21 shot margin.
Delayne Brian (pictured) was perfect in the WSU net and earned her second career shutout.
Sonja van der Bliek stopped every shot for RPI for her tenth career shutout.
Wayne State is off next weekend and then will kick off their home schedule on Oct. 16-17 at the City Sports Center against Boston University.
Photo courtesy of Wayne State Athletics.