Friday, January 8, 2010
VERMONT FALLS TO WAYNE STATE, 5-2
Detroit - Wayne State used four different goal scorers to defeat the University of Vermont 5-2 in women's hockey action on Friday night at the City Sports Center in Detroit.
After a scoreless first period the Warriors took the lead when Katrina Protopapas beat UVM senior goalie Kristen Olychuck (Kelowna, British Columbia) for her eighth goal of the year. Wayne State extended the lead to 2-0 less than two minutes later when Jill Szandzik scored on a power play.
Micheline Frappier scored the eventual game-winning goal with 1:56 left to play in the second period when she took a pass from Julie Hebert and Adrianna Pfeffer and beat Olychuck with the shot.
Despite falling behind 4-0 after Protopapas scored her second goal of the game, the Catamounts refused to give up. Freshman Maggie Walsh (Bloomfield, Conn.) scored her second goal of the season with just over 10 minutes remaining in the game.
Five minutes later junior Celeste Doucet (Memramcook, New Brunswick) cut the Wayne State lead to 4-2 on her sixth goal of the year. Senior Chelsea Furlani (Colchester, Vt.) and Olychuck both recorded an assist on the goal.
Alyssa Baldin scored with an empty-net goal with a second remaining in the game for the final score.
Olychuck made 30 saves in the losing effort for the Catamounts as Lindsey Park made 20 saves to preserve the win for the Warriors.
The loss drops Vermont to 5-13-1 on the year while Wayne State improves to 6-8-3.
The two schools will play again tomorrow (Jan. 9) at the City Sports Center at 2 p.m.