UB Bulls quick hits recap

Volleyball wins two straight for first time, women’s soccer approaching MAC Tournament


Men’s soccer (6-5-4, 1-1-1 Mid-American Conference)

Riding the high of a victory over conference rival West Virginia (6-9, 1-2 MAC) last week, Buffalo left Dekalb, Illinois with a tie.

The Bulls tied Northern Illinois (7-5-1, 1-1-1 MAC) 1-1 Friday after two overtimes. The Huskies scored in the first half, while Buffalo matched it in the 52nd minute with a goal from junior defender Daniel Cramarossa.

The Bulls return home to face Bowling Green (7-7-1, 1-2 MAC) on Friday at UB Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

Women’s soccer (10-6-2, 6-3-1 MAC)

The Bulls finished 1-1 on the road this weekend and now have just one game left before the MAC Tournament.

On Friday, the Bulls picked a 1-0 double overtime victory over Miami Ohio (9-6-1, 5-3-1 MAC). Buffalo was four minutes away from a tie when freshman defender Brianna Shingary knocked in her first career goal – an unassisted shot from 25 feet out – giving the Bulls the victory.

On Sunday, the Bulls were on the other side of heartbreak, as they fell 1-0 to Ball State (13-3-2, 9-1 MAC) in overtime.

The Bulls head to Akron, Ohio to face Akron (6-10-1, 3-6-1 MAC) in the final game of the regular season on Thursday at FirstEnergy Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m.

Volleyball (5-17, 4-6 MAC)

The Bulls picked up back-to-back victories for the first time all season.

Their first victory was a 3-2 victory against Eastern Michigan (12-11, 4-6 MAC) on Friday. Senior outside hitter Megan Lipski finished with 27 digs and 20 kills, while freshman outside hitter Valisha Watkins had 15 kills in the victory.

On Saturday, the Bulls once again earned a victory in the fifth and final set, defeating Central Michigan (10-13, 5-5 MAC) 3-2 on the road. The two teams split the first four sets and the Bulls came away with the fifth set 15-13.

The Bulls head to Akron, Ohio to face Akron (8-15, 2-8 MAC) on Thursday. The match is set for 7 p.m.

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