The men's soccer team responded well after losing to Akron, the No. 1 ranked team in the country, last weekend. The Bulls (6-7-1, 2-2-0 Mid-American Conference) conquered the Northern Illinois Huskies (6-6-2, 0-4-0 MAC) by a score of 3-2 at UB Stadium on Friday night to remain undefeated at home this season. The man of the match, sophomore defender Kyle Rogers, scored the first two goals of his career and was pleased with the overall performance of his team. "I don't think we have had a performance like that all season," Rogers said.
It's been a tough month of October for the volleyball team. After an impressive start, they have been unable to maintain the momentum they took into conference play and are flatlining. The Bulls (14-12, 2-8 Mid-American Conference) held two matches against conference opponents in Alumni Arena over the weekend.
Oklahoma City Thunder Additions: Cole Aldrich, Daequan Cook Losses: Etan Thomas The Thunder were the surprise team in the league last season after taking defending champion Los Angeles to seven games in the first round of the playoffs.
Racing in their first event of the year, the rowing team used discipline to gain successful results at the Head of the Genesee Invitational on Saturday. The Bulls' Varsity 8 "A" boat finished 45 seconds after the race winner Duke University and took second place with a race time of 32:36.56.
On Saturday, the cross-country team traveled to Penn State's Blue and White Golf Courses to participate in one of the largest tournaments of the year. Not only was the tournament one of the largest, it also had some of the best competition in the country, making for a tough weekend for every squad. The lineup included the defending NCAA Champion Villanova, a team that ran four All-Americans from last year on Saturday.
On Saturday night, the men's soccer team not only had to play against the best team in the Mid-American Conference, but they had to deal with the No.1 ranked team in the country. As expected, the Akron Zips (11-0-1, 4-0-0 MAC) bullied the Buffalo Bulls (5-7-1, 1-2-0 MAC) from start to finish in a 4-0 game. Despite the score, Bulls head coach John Astudillo thought the effort from the Zips was top notch. "I think from almost every aspect on the field, Akron was quite a bit better and more efficient than we were," Astudillo said. The Zips came roaring out of the gates, led by freshman forward Darren Mattocks.
The men's tennis team took to the courts this weekend to claim regional supremacy. The USTA/ITA Northeast Regional Championships ran from last Thursday to Monday and showcased top talent from schools such as Princeton, Harvard, Boston College and Dartmouth. With such prestigious names on the schedule, many opponents would be intimidated.