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Buffalo State men’s soccer drops Catholic at Fredonia Classic, 2-1

BUFFALO STATE ATHLETICS

Williamson
FREDONIA, N.Y. -- Robert Williamson (Fishkill/John Jay) tallied a goal and an assist to lead Buffalo State to a 2-1 victory over Catholic University today in the opening day of the Fredonia Blue Devil Classic.
 
THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE:  Buffalo State – 2, Catholic - 1
LOCATION: University Stadium - Fredonia, N.Y.
RECORDS: Buffalo State (2-0), Catholic (1-1)
 
HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Buffalo State generated a 9-7 shot advantage in the first half, but neither team could score before the first intermission.
  • The Bengals broke through with a pair of goals less than five minutes apart early in the second half. 
  • Williamson opened the scoring in the 57th minute on a penalty kick inside the left post.
  • Trevor Moreland (Newfane/Newfane) extended the advantage with his first collegiate goal with assists from Williamson and Ali Shawish (Lackawanna/Lackawanna).  Shawish sent a free kick into the box that was headed by Williamson and then headed again by Moreland to the back of the net in the 61st minute.
  • Catholic cut the deficit in half with a marker less than two minutes later, but the Bengals were able to keep the Cardinals at bay the rest of the way.
  • Andreas Queen (Stone Ridge/Rondout Valley) finished with five saves in the win as Buffalo State finished with a 16-14 edge in shot attempts.
 
FOR THE FOES

  • Philip Meszaros scored for Catholic, and Jack Long made five saves.
 
UP NEXT
Buffalo State will conclude the Fredonia Blue Devil Classic tomorrow against Houghton at 2:30 p.m.