Bengals Claw Diplomats
LANCASTER, Pa - Buffalo State's Melissa Mahoney's goal in the 71st minute was all the Bengals needed to defeat Franklin & Marshall 1-0 in the consolation round of F&M's 2009 Kickoff Classic Saturday afternoon at Tylus Field.
Katie Hennes found Mahoney cutting through the Diplomats defense. Mahoney dribbled past F&M's keeper Katie Golding, for the lone goal. The Diplomats managed four shots, two of which were on goal, while the Bengals had 11 shots on goal.
Buffalo State's Virginia Porten picked up the win collecting two saves. Stopping nine shots, Golding took the loss.
The Championship saw Widener play into overtime for the second day in a row. The deadlock went unbroken through the two overtime periods. While the game officially ends in a tie, the game went to a shootout to determine the tournament's champion. Widener won becoming the 2009 Kickoff Classic Champions.
Franklin & Marshall returns to action on September 16 when they travel to Elizabethtown for a 7:00 pm game time.
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
Buffalo State....... 0 1 - 1
Franklin & Marshall. 0 0 - 0
1. 70:48 BUFW Melissa Mahoney (Katie Hennes) - open goal into the bottom right corner
Shots: Buffalo State 11, Franklin & Marshall 4
Saves: Buffalo State 2 (Virginia Porten 2), Franklin & Marshall 9
(Katie Golding 9)