Yeowomen Struggle Against Buffalo State

Buffalo, N.Y. Oberlin fell to New York region's third-ranked and undefeated Buffalo State on Friday afternoon, 14-1, at Coyer Field in the Yeowomen's second straight frigid contest.

"I'm so proud of the team's effort and intensity today," head coach Jacqueline McDevitt said. "We played poised and with a purpose, following our game plan for a full 60 minutes."

Oberlin struggled early as Buffalo State exhibited strong play right from the start of the game, putting up four goals in the first ten minutes. The Yeowomen battled early on, however, as first-year Grace Barlow found the back of the net unassisted at the 13:26 mark in the first half.

The Yeowomen defense played strong throughout the remainder of the first period, limiting Buffalo State to three additional goals. Oberlin went into halftime down 7-1.

The Yeowomen offense continued to struggle the rest of the game, as they were unable to find the back of the net in the second half. Buffalo State finished the game strong by matching their first half goal total and ending the contest with the score 14-1.

The Bengals lead in shots with 31 and in ground balls with 24 compared to Oberlin's eight shots and 15 ground balls.

"We had some key possessions that, if we would have capitalized on, would have changed the momentum," McDevitt said.

Senior goalkeeper Madeleine O'Meara finished with nine saves on the afternoon.

The Yeowomen fall to 1-3 on the season and look forward to their next game as they take on visiting Saint Vincent College on March 18. The nonconference match-up is set to begin at 5:00 p.m. at Fred Shults Field.

2013-03-15



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