Buffalo State Women’s Lacrosse Falls Shorts Against Potsdam, 15-13


BUFFALO, N.Y.—Buffalo State let a three-goal lead in the second half slip away as visiting Potsdam dealt the Bengals a 15-13 defeat in today’s SUNYAC opener at Coyer Field.
FINAL SCORE:  Potsdam – 15, Buffalo State – 13
LOCATION: Coyer Field – Buffalo, N.Y.
RECORDS: Potsdam (4-3/1-0), Buffalo State (3-6/0-1)


  • Alanna Herne (Tonawanda/Tonawanda) led the Bengals’ attack with six goals and one assist.
  • Christina Krowel (Amsterdam/Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake) added five points with three goals and two assists, and Sarah Lorusso (Lakeview/Frontier) also scored three times and added an assist.
  • Morgan Hogue (Painted Post/Corning) added one goal for Buffalo State.
  • Elyse Stark (Lido Beach/Long Beach) allowed 14 goals and made five saves, before Megan Doyle (Palmyra/Palmyra-Macedon) surrendered the final goal against.
  • Buffalo State fell behind 6-2 early, but roared back to tie the score at 7-7 with just three seconds remaining in the opening half. 
  • The Bengals scored the first goal of the second period and built a three-goal lead at 13-10.
  • Buffalo State would not score again over the final 16:16, however, as Potsdam closed the game on a 5-0 run, including scoring the game winning goal with less than two minutes to play and added an insurance goal with 44 seconds left.
  • The Bengals outshot Potsdam, 34-26, and had a 21-8 advantage in draw controls.
  • The Bears had 13 saves, compared to just five by Buffalo State.




  • Murphy Newman and Michaela Cole scored four goals each for Potsdam, while Bri McClusky added two goals and five assists.
  • Katie Lapinski scored twice and Cayla O’Connor, Maggie McCabe and Mariah Pierce scored a goal apiece.
  • Devan Olschewske finished with 13 saves for the Bears.


Buffalo State will travel to Geneseo for another SUNYAC contest on Tuesday at 4 p.m.