Buffalo State Stampedes Past Potsdam

BUFFALO, N.Y.-Buffalo State (10-5, 3-3 SUNYAC) pulled away from SUNY Potsdam (4-10, 1-6) early to go onto a 16-4 SUNYAC victory on Saturday afternoon. Karen Shaddock scored eight goals and added an assist to lead the Bengals, while Mariah DeBolt chipped in three goals and a helper. Senior attack Maribeth Simmons (Clinton, Conn./The Morgan School) paced the Bears with two goals to move into fourth place on Potsdam's all-time scoring list.

Simmons struck at 24:42 to tie the game at 1-1, but Debolt gave Buffalo State the lead back just 34 seconds later and ignited a 13-0 run spanning the next 38 minutes. Shaddock scored seven of the 13 goals and five in a row late in the first half.

Simmons ended the drought with a free position goal at 15:43 of the second half. Junior attack Whitney Boshart (Watertown, N.Y./Indian River) followed with a free position tally of her own at 12:37, and freshman midfielder Emily Petit (Queensbury, N.Y./Queensbury) connected at 9:09 to cap the Bears' scoring. Shaddock and DeBolt added two more goals late as the Bengals went on to the 16-4 win.

In goal, Potsdam senior captain Kaci Milligan (Liverpool, N.Y./Bishop Ludden) allowed nine goals and stopped seven shots in the first 38:37. Sophomore Jen Chmiel (Rochester, N.Y./Eastridge) made five saves and allowed seven goals in the final 21:23. Buffalo State's Colleen George allowed all four goals and made three saves in 55:42 to earn the victory.

The Bears wrap up conference play with a 4:00 p.m. contest at New Paltz on Tuesday, April 24.


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