NIAGARA, NY - Two Duquesne goals within two minutes of each other led the Buffalo women's soccer team to a 2-0 loss in the opening game of the Niagara University Fall Classic. The Bulls outshot the Dukes but were tripped up by a brief defensive lapse.
The first Duquesne goal came in the 34th minute after a long run resulted in a shot past freshman goalkeeper Ainsley Wheldon. Just a minute and 51 seconds later a scrum in front of the Buffalo net resulted in the second goal of the match. The defense locked up in the second half, allowing only one shot for the rest of the game.
Senior Lindsey Bailey took three shots, while senior Julie Dale, junior Aubrey Stahl, sophomore Natasha Arana and freshman Lauren Coviello chipped in with shots on goal to help the Bulls attack. Buffalo did not lack an aggressive nature on the offensive side of the ball, but seemed to just miss on many runs, drawing 10 offside penalties in the game.
The team, now 1-4 on the season, will look to rally in its final match of the tournament, a Sunday afternoon game against Robert Morris. Be sure to follow the game online through the live stats option available through the team's schedule page.