BUFFALO, N.Y.—Freshman Bri Gawronski (Dunkirk, NY/Mt. Mercy) made 25 saves in her fisrst collegiate start to backstop Buffalo State to a 2-1 road victory over Oswego in an NEWHL contest today to salvage a weekend split.
FINAL SCORE: Buffalo State – 2, Oswego – 1
LOCATION: Marano Campus Center Arena – Oswego, N.Y.
RECORDS: Buffalo State (2-4-0/2-2-0), Oswego (3-2-0/1-1-0)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Lakers got on the scoreboard first with less than three minutes remaining in the first period.
Buffalo State evened the score with Erin Gehen’s (W. Seneca, NY/W. Seneca West) second goal of the season from Kayla Kopinski (Elma, NY/Alden) and Courtney Cavarello (N. Tonawanda, NY/Sweet Home) early in the second frame.
The Bengals slowed Oswego for the remainder of the middle frame, holding an 8-3 edge in shots.
Brooke Krantz (Penticton, BC/Penticton) netted what would prove to be the game-winner with an assist from Bri Carroll (Peoria, AZ/AZ Virtual Academy) midway through the third, and Buffalo State would hold off a late surge by the Lakers.
Oswego finished with a 26-21 edge in shots, including 15-6 in the final 20 minutes
FOR THE FOES
Andrea Noss scored for Oswego, and Mariah Madrigal finished with 19 saves.
Buffalo State will visit Cortland on Friday and Saturday for another NEWHL two-game set.