Detroit, Mich. --- The Minnesota State women's hockey squad dropped its fourth game straight Saturday afternoon after a hard fought, 1-0 loss to Wayne State.
The first and second frames of the contest went scoreless, with Minnesota State out shooting WSU, 31-13. The Mavericks tallied 16 shots in the first and 15 in the second, holding on to the momentum throughout.
Right out of the gate in the third Wayne State broke the scoreless tie with an even strength tally just :13 into the third. The game-winner was scored by Wayne State junior Julie Ingratta who cleaned up a rebound off the pad up MSU netminder Alli Altmann.
Altmann finished the contest with 22 saves, while Wayne State goaltender Delayne Brian stopped 36 shots.
The Mavericks outshot Wayne State, 36-23, and neither team was able to capitalize on power play chances with MSU going 0-for-3 and WSU finishing 0-for-4.
The Mavericks (6-8-1, 5-7-0-0 WCHA) will look to get back on track at home next weekend for a nonconference series with College Hockey America member Robert Morris. Friday's contest is scheduled for 7:07 p.m. and Saturday's is slated for 3:07 p.m.