Quick Hits: Men’s soccer wins first game of the season
Published: Sunday, September 22, 2013
Updated: Sunday, September 22, 2013 15:09
A late handball penalty on a Cleveland State (3-5-0) defender in his own penalty box gave the Bulls a scoring opportunity late in their game Sunday. Freshman forward Russell Cicerone converted his second penalty kick of the weekend to put Buffalo ahead 1-0 and secure Stu Riddle’s first win as Buffalo’s coach.
The men’s soccer team took to the road over the weekend to wrap up a three-game road trip, traveling to Detroit (0-2-4) on Friday and Cleveland State on Sunday.
The Bulls (1-4-3) finished the weekend 1-0-1.
After falling behind by two goals in the first 20 minutes on Friday, Buffalo rallied back to tie the game behind goals from senior Marek Albert and a Cicerone penalty kick. Cicerone’s game-tying goal came with 10 minutes remaining in regulation.
The squads tied, 2-2.
On Sunday, Buffalo’s defense hung tight with the Vikings’ offense, which had 21 shots but only seven on goal. The defense’s strong play proved to be invaluable as Cicerone’s late penalty shot was the difference in the game.
The Bulls return home for one game on Friday against Cornell. Kickoff is schedule for 5 p.m.