ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Theo Pencic (Oslo, Norway) scored three times andZak 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.