Quick Hits: Weekend road trips treacherous for Bulls
Published: Sunday, October 27, 2013
Updated: Sunday, October 27, 2013 16:10
Volleyball (16-7, 4-6 Mid-American Conference)
The Bulls’ road trip against the two worst teams in the MAC West did not go as well as they would have liked. They lost on Friday to Central Michigan (11-11, 5-5 MAC), 3-0, and on Saturday to Eastern Michigan (14-11, 4-6 MAC), 3-1.
Buffalo won only one set combined in both matches as it dropped two games below .500 in conference play.
“At the beginning of the match, it was a completely different attitude on their side of the net compared to our side,” said head coach Todd Kress after the Bulls’ match against Central Michigan on Friday night. “You’re not going to win matches when you bring that lack of energy to the court.”
The Bulls have now lost three straight matches. They have six more games left in the regular season, three on the road and three at home.
Women’s Soccer (5-9-3, 2-7-1 MAC)
With just three matches left in the regular season, the Bulls took to the road this weekend.
On Friday night, they played to a 1-1 tie with Eastern Michigan (10-6-2, 7-2-1 MAC), the second-place team in the MAC West.
On Sunday, the Bulls could not find enough offensive firepower to keep up with MAC West leader Western Michigan (9-4-4, 7-1-2 MAC) as they dropped their match 2-1. Senior midfielder Courtney Mann scored the Bulls’ only goal in the 89th minute.
Men’s Soccer (3-10-3, 1-3-0 MAC)
The Bulls dropped their final non-conference matchup of the season to Belmont on Saturday, 1-0.
The game was even throughout, with each team taking eight shots. Belmont’s Alfred Edmonds scored the game winner in the 39th minute.
Buffalo has two more conference matches before wrapping up the regular season.
Swimming and Diving
Both teams hosted Cornell on Friday night in a non-scoring event. The teams combined to win 22 of the 32 events.
On Saturday, the women hosted Toledo in their conference opener. They dropped the meet, 192-100.
Senior Brittney Kuras won three events – the 200-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle and 200-yard individual medley – and freshman Cristina Czyrka won the 200-yard breaststroke.
Both teams will be swimming next Saturday, with the women traveling to Ohio and the men hosting Penn State at 2 p.m.