FREDONIA -- SUNYAC leading scorer Alanna Herne (Tonawanda/Tonawanda) registered her third nine-point game of the season and Buffalo State scored nine goals in the second half to rally for a 14-11 victory over host Fredonia today in the Bengals' conference opener.
Buffalo State secured two critical points in the Battle by the Lake all-sports rivalry competition against Fredonia to cut the deficit to 17-11 with six points remaining between softball and men's and women's outdoor track and field. Herne moved into fifth alone on Buffalo State's all-time goal-scoring list with 126.
Buffalo State will host nationally No. 18-ranked St. John Fisher in a non-conference game on Thursday at 5 p.m.