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Buff State WLAX clobbers Fredonia in SUNYAC opener, 23-9

BUFFALO STATE ATHLETICS

BUFFALO, N.Y.— Jackie Dufresne (Lake View/Frontier) tallied a career-high seven goals as Buffalo State reached the 20-goal plateau for the third time this season in a 23-9 win over visiting Fredonia in tonight's conference opener.
 
THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: Buffalo State – 23, Fredonia – 9
LOCATION: Coyer Field – Buffalo, N.Y.
RECORDS: Buffalo State (5-4, 1-0 SUNYAC), Fredonia (0-7, 0-2 SUNYAC)
 
HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Dufresne paced the Bengals' attack with nine points.
  • Nina Schaefer (Lafayette/Lafayette) finished with six goals and two assists, and Ally Ruggieri(Brockport/Brockport) chipped in three goals and five assists.
  • Morgan Hogue (Painted Post/Corning) had two goals and four assists, while Christina Krowel(Amseterdam/B.H.-B.L.) and Kayla Rose (Lancaster/Lancaster) scored three goals and one goal respectively.
  • Kendall Skuse (Churchville/Churchville-Chili) scored a goal and added two assists.
  • Five different Buffalo State players scored in the first 13 minutes of the game to give the Bengals an 8-1 lead at the 17:09 mark of the first half.
  • Fredonia responded with scoring three of the next four goals to trim the lead to 9-4 with 10 minutes left in the first frame.
  • Buffalo State closed the half on a 5-2 run to take a 14-6 lead at halftime and never looked back.
  • The Blue Devils scored back-to-back goals in the second half to cut the lead to 16-9 with 20 minutes left in the contest.
  • The Bengals scored the final seven goals to cruise for the win.
  • Buffalo State held a 34-20 advantage in shots and completed 14 of its 15 clears in the contest.
  • Elyse Stark (Lido Beach/Long Beach) earned the win in net for the Bengals, finishing with eight saves in 60 minutes of work.
 
FOR THE FOES

  • Alexis Skowron led Fredonia's offense, scoring four goals and adding two assists.
  • Madeline Haney, Emily Ellis, Casey Villagomez and Alli Coon all scored for the Blue Devils.
  • Nicole Burrows was credited with the loss in the net, recording eight saves in 51 minutes of action.
 
NOTEWORTHY

  • The victory earns Buffalo State another point in the season-long "Battle by the Lake" competition between the two schools. Fredonia currently leads 17-8.
 
UP NEXT
Buffalo State will travel to Rochester, NY on Thursday, April 5 for a non-conference showdown with No. 24 St. John Fisher at 5 p.m.