UB women’s basketball (4-0) defeated Columbia (1-3) 82-75 Friday night, fighting against a tough opponent. Columbia came out shooting 70% from the field and 80% from three in the first quarter. Buffalo then ramped up its defense, holding Colombia to 37% from the field for the reminder of the game.
UB women’s soccer (9-8-3) lost 2-1 to Bowling Green (14-5-2) in the Mid-American Conference semifinals Friday. The Falcons jumped out to a 1-0 lead when senior midfielder Chelsee Washington converted on a penalty kick in the 18th minute. Freshman midfielder Katie Cox added to that lead in the 25th minute, scoring on a pretty pass from sophomore forward Sarah Allen. The Falcons outshot the Bulls 11-4 in the first half.
UB women’s soccer team (9-7-3) advanced to the Mid-American Conference semifinals for the first time since 2015 with a 2-1 double-overtime victory over Akron (8-10-2) Sunday. Sunday’s frigid temperatures didn’t halt the Bulls’ momentum and sophomore forward Taylor Caridi’s goal 109th minute made all the difference for the Bulls, who travel to Bowling Green Friday.
It was an unusually brisk September night on Friday but it didn’t seem to phase the Bulls soccer team (1-2), which dominated the Houston Baptist Huskies (1-3) during UB’s home opener.
Buffalo has never seen a crowd like this one. The Bulls, in front of 6,688 fans, dazzled to the delight of the largest crowd they’ve had since Alumni Arena was redesigned. Buffalo (24-3, 12-2 Mid-American Conference) beat Kent State (19-8, 8-6 MAC) 80-57 on Friday night, their 24th-straight win at home, and clinched a first-round bye in the upcoming MAC tournament. The Bulls led the game in field goal percentage, assists and steals while only committing 10 turnovers.