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Buff State men’s soccer blasts RIT, 5-1

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BUFFALO STATE ATHLETICS



ROCHESTER, N.Y.— Theo Pencic (Oslo, Norway) scored three times and Zak Shaibi (Buffalo/McKinley) scored twice to propel Buffalo State to a convincing 5-1 victory over host RIT tonight in a rainy non-conference contest.
 
THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE:  Buffalo State – 5, RIT - 1
LOCATION: RIT Turf Field – Rochester, N.Y.
RECORDS: Buffalo State (2-0), RIT (1-1)
 
HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Buffalo State built a 3-0 lead in the first half that included a pair of quick strikes by Pencic in the 10thand 14th minutes.
  • Shaibi added the Bengals' third goal with just over a minute remaining in the first half.
  • RIT finally broke through in the 78th minute, but Pencic completed his hat trick just over a minute later to reclaim the three-goal lead.
  • Shaibi completed the scoring with his second of the game in the 84th minute.
  • Anthony Roncone (W. Seneca/W. Seneca East), Ali Shawish (Lackawanna/Lackawanna), Moe Saif(Lackawanna/Coppell (TX)), and Nemanja Simic (Grand Island/Grand Island)
  •  all picked up assists in the win.
  • RIT finished with a 16-11 advantage in shot attempts for the game, but the Bengals held an 8-6 edge in shots on goal.
  • Andreas Queen (Stone Ridge/Rondout Valley) finished with five saves for Buffalo State.
 
FOR THE FOES

  • Dante DeSisti score the lone goal for RIT.
 
UP NEXT
Buffalo State will play in the Fredonia Classic next weekend, opening against Westminster on Friday at 6 p.m.

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