BUFFALO, N.Y.—Buffalo State scored three first-period goals and held on for a 3-2 non-conference victory over visiting Franklin Pierce today to close out the first semester schedule.
FINAL SCORE: Buffalo State – 3, Franklin Pierce – 2
LOCATION: Ice Arena - Buffalo, N.Y.
RECORDS: Buffalo State (4-5-2), Franklin Pierce (8-7-0)
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Madeline Kromer (Angola, NY/Lake Shore) and Lila Toczek (Pendleton, NY/Starpoint) had a goal and an assist apiece to lead Buffalo State, while Lauren Madden (Jamestown, NY/Jamestown) added her first collegiate goal.
- Kromer opened the scoring with her first of the season less than five minutes into the contest when her quick shot found its way through a screen and inside the near post.
- Madden added a power-play marker with a deflection on another Kromer point shot later in the period.
- Toczek got free on a breakaway during 4-on-4 play just over a minute later and snapped a quick shot to the back of the net high on the glove side to push the lead to 3-0 before the first intermission.
- Franklin Pierce finally broke through with a power-play goal of its own with less than two minutes remaining in the second period.
- The Ravens pulled within one midway through the third when the Bengals' clearing attempt was kept in at the blue line and floated through traffic and found its way into the net.
- Buffalo State killed off a late penalty and then Bri Gawronski (Dunkirk, NY/Mt. Mercy) made an acrobatic save in the closing seconds after a defensive breakdown to preserve the win.
- Gawronski finished with 23 saves as Buffalo State outshot Franklin Pierce, 29-25.
- The Bengals finished 1 for 8 on the power play, and the Ravens were 1 for 6.
FOR THE FOES
- Kiki Doucette and Bridgette Prentiss scored for Franklin Pierce.
- Emme Ostrander made 26 saves in the loss.
Buffalo State will break for the holidays before traveling to South Burlington, Vt. for the St. Michael's Delta Hotels Classic. The Bengals will take on Hamilton on Friday, Jan. 4 and will play host St. Michael's the following day.