Quick Hits: Conference play winds down as playoffs approach
Published: Thursday, October 31, 2013
Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013 19:10
Women’s Soccer (6-9-3, 3-7-1 Mid-American Conference)
All the goals in the Bulls’ Halloween day 2-1 victory against Akron (5-11-3, 2-8-1 MAC) came during the first 15 minutes.
Senior forward Karen McMahon scored her fifth goal of the season in fourth minute. Akron tied the game five minutes later, but sophomore defender Kristin Markiewicz scored her first goal of the season and the game winner in the 13th minute.
The Bulls’ season came to an end, as they did not qualify for the MAC Tournament for the second straight season.
Volleyball (16-7, 4-6 MAC)
The Bulls take to the road again this weekend looking to stop a three-game slide.
Buffalo will look to move back to .500 in conference play as it travels to play Kent State (10-13, 4-6 MAC) on Friday night and Ohio (18-4, 8-2 MAC) on Saturday night.
The Bulls have already played both the Flashes and Bobcats, defeating Kent State 3-1 on Sept. 28 and falling to Ohio 3-1 on Sept. 27 in the Bulls’ conference opener. Both matches were at Alumni Arena.
With just six games remaining in conference play, there is not much time left for the Bulls to make a run at the MAC Tournament.
Men’s Soccer (3-10-3, 1-3 MAC)
The Bulls wrap up their home schedule on Friday night with a match against West Virginia (6-6-4, 1-2-1 MAC).
The Bulls have played better recently, scoring five goals in their past four games while going 2-2.
Although the chances of reaching the MAC Tournament are slim, finishing the season with two conference victories could help build confidence for the young team’s future.
Swimming and Diving
Both the men’s and women’s teams will be busy again this weekend as the men host Penn State on Saturday at 2 p.m. while the women travel to Ohio for their second conference matchup at 1 p.m.
The meet against Penn State will mark the first time the Nittany Lions have ever traveled to Buffalo. Two seasons ago, the men upset Pittsburgh at Alumni Arena.
The women will be looking for their first conference victory of the season against Ohio. Senior Brittney Kuras – who won three events last weekend – will lead the way.