TROY, N.Y.— Buffalo State directed 13 shots at the Western Connecticut State goal, but the Bengals were unable to break through as the Colonials pulled away for a 3-0 victory today in the final day of the RPI Engineers Cup. THE BASICS FINAL SCORE: Western Connecticut State – 3, Buffalo State – 0 LOCATION: RPI Engineers Cup – Troy, N.Y. RECORDS: Western Connecticut (1-1), Buffalo State (0-2) HOW IT HAPPENED
Play was even for much of the game and Buffalo State finished with a 13-11 advantage in attempted shots, but the Bengals could not find the mark for the second-consecutive game to open the season.
West Conn opened the scoring in the 14th minute and carried the 1-0 advantage into the intermission.
The Colonials doubled their lead in the 51st minute and then put the game out of reach with another tally in the 83rdminute.
Taylor Carillo (Pine Bush/Pine Bush) played the first 69 minutes in goal, conceding two goals while making four saves.
Alexis Hanson (New York/West Broward) surrendered on goal in 12 minutes played between the pipes, and Isabella Vene (Deer Park/Deer Park) closed the game without facing a shot over the final nine minutes.
FOR THE FOES
Kaleigh Panek scored twice for West Conn, and Bailey McCullom also scored.
Three goalkeepers combined to make seven saves for the shutout.
UP NEXT Buffalo State will return to action on Tuesday evening with a non-conference game at Utica at 7 p.m.