March 10, 2009

D-III Buffalo State Takes Down D-I Niagara

from staff reports

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Freshman Karen Shaddock (Corning/Corning East) had two goals and a school record six assists to lift host Buffalo State (2-1) over Division I Niagara University (2-2), 13-12, in a non-conference contest today at Coyer Field.

Katie Henderson (Hamburg/Frontier) netted a team-high five goals for the Bengals. Molly Seifritz (Liverpool/Henninger) added three goals, and Kendyl Clarkson (Painted Post/Corning West), Stephanie Georgopoulos (Pt. Jefferson Station/Comsewogue) and Liz Eddy (Albany/Colonie) all had single markers.

Erralyn Thomas (Ducan, BC/Cowichan) led the Purple Eagles with five goals. Vanessa Schultz (Clarence/Clarence) had two goals and an assist, and Courtney Formato (Lancaster/Lancaster) and Nicole Karek (Lakeview/Frontier) had a goal and an assist each. Rianne Farrugia (Elbridge/Jordan-Elbridge), Leigh Downing (Auburn/Auburn) and Emily French (Tully/Tully) also scored.

Buffalo State's Ashley O'Brien (Honeoye Falls/Honeoye Falls-Lima) had five saves, and Whitney Gill (Canandaigua/Canandaigua) had 10 stops for Niagara. Buffalo State outshot Niagara, 29-23.

Buffalo State led 7-4 in the first half, but Niagara netted five straight goals to take a 9-7 lead just over nine minutes into the second frame. The Bengals knotted the score at 10-10 midway through the final period. After trading goals down the stretch, Eddy connected on a pass from Shaddock to score the game-winner with 1:41 remaining.


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