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Messiah downs Buff State women’s lacrosse, 14-6

BUFFALO STATE ATHLETICS


GRANTHAM, P.A. -- Buffalo State entered today's game with the fourth-ranked offense in the nation averaging 19.0 goals-per-game, but No. 14 Messiah grounded the visiting Bengals' attack and posted a 14-6 victory.
 
THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE:  Messiah – 14, Buffalo State – 6
LOCATION: Starry Athletic Complex – Grantham, Pa.
RECORDS: Messiah (5-3), Buffalo State (4-3)
 
HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Ally Ruggieri (Brockport/Brockport) netted three goals and added an assist to lead Buffalo State.
  • Christina Krowel (Amsterdam/B.H.-B.L.) had two goals and an assist, and Kendall Skuse(Churchville/Churchville-Chili) also scored and grabbed six ground balls.
  • Jackie Dufresne (Lake View/Frontier) picked up a pair of assists and had six draw controls.
  • The Falcons controlled the first half, outshooting the Bengals 20-4, and jumped out to an 11-2 lead.
  • Buffalo State battled hard in the second half, posting a 4-3 scoring advantage, but it was never able to climb back in the game.
  • Messiah finished with a 35-10 advantage in shots and forced 29 Buffalo State turnovers, while committing just 17.
  • Elyse Stark (Lido Beach/Long Beach) made eight saves in the loss.
 
FOR THE FOES

  • Jamie Bishop tallied five points on three goals and two assists to lead a balanced Messiah attack.
 
UP NEXT
Buffalo State will host No. 16 William Smith on Saturday at 1 p.m