By Tom Balog / Wayne State Beat Writer
The Wayne State Warriors (2-2-0) started a daunting eight-game road trip in fine fashion with a weekend split in Minnesota.
Delayne Brian (pictured) made 26 saves on Friday night as the Green and Gold blanked the St. Cloud St. Huskies, 3-0, at the National Hockey Center.
Julie Ingratta recorded her second consecutive two-goal game to lead the Warriors and also assisted on Lauren Ragen's third period power-play marker.
It was the fifth career shutout for Brian and 22nd victory in a Wayne State sweater.
Wayne State had a short turnaround for Saturday’s game, but went toe-to-toe in a narrow 1-0 defeat at the hands of the No. 4 Minnesota Golden Gophers at the Ridder Arena.
Brian stopped 39 shots in the loss and has stopped 126 blasts in WSU’s last four games.
The only puck to find its way into the back of the net came off the stick of Amanda Kessel at 5:38 of the first period.
On the other end, Noora Raty made 22 saves for her ninth career shutout for the undefeated Gophers who have yet to allow a goal in three regular season games.
The Warriors will continue their road travels this weekend with a pair of games in Beantown vs. the Boston University Terriers at the Walter Brown Arena.
Photo courtesy of Mark Hicks / West Side Photography