Emmi Leinonen had five shots for the Mavericks

Detroit, Mich. --- The Minnesota State dropped the opening game of this weekend's nonconference series at Wayne State, 6-0 Friday night.

Wayne State jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period. The Warriors scored the opening tally of the game on a power play chance at the 11:30 mark, scored by junior defenseman Ciara Lee. WSU tallied its second goal 16:46 into the first on a MSU turnover, netted by junior forward Veronique Laramee-Paquette who scored high on MSU goaltender Alli Altmann. The Warriors last goal of the first came from junior center Alyssa Baldin at the 18:48 mark.

The Warriors added three more in the second, putting WSU up, 6-0. Senior forward Adrianna Pfeffer tallied her second goal of the game at the 3:30 mark, sophomore forward Julie Ingratta netted her first goal of the game 5:48 into the second and sophomore forward Julie Hebert tallied WSU's sixth goal of the contest with :36 left in the second, and the game would end that way after a scoreless third period.

Altmann finished with 15 saves on the night and WSU goaltender Delayne Brian finished with a 31 saves.

MSU outshot WSU, 31-22, and the Mavericks went 0-for-4 on the power play, while the Warriors went 1-for-8.

The Mavericks (6-8-1, 5-7-0-0 WCHA) and the Warriors (6-7-0, 1-3-0 CHA) will finished up the series tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 p.m. EST in Detroit, Mich. at the City Sports Center.