Men's soccer weekly release
Bulls Look Toward MAC Tournament
The University at Buffalo men's soccer team wrapped up the 2011 regular season on Wednesday night with a 1-1 tie against Hartwick in Mid-American Conference play at UB Stadium. The Bulls finish the regular season with an 8-7-2 overall mark and a 3-2-1 record in league play. UB earned the number three seed in the upcoming MAC Tournament.
Andoh Scores His First
Sophomore defender Jesse Andoh scored his first goal of the season in the first half as he stuffed the ball past Hartwick goalkeeper Tom Buckner at 41:44, tying the match. Matthew Chereson's throw in was batted around at the goal mouth with Andoh able to gain control and earn the tying marker. Chereson earned his third assist of the season on the play.
Sending Out the Seniors
Prior to the match, the Bulls honored their 2011 senior class of Jordan Brouk, Nate Woods and Andy Tiedt. Brouk played out his eligibility in 2010 but has stayed in Buffalo to complete his degree. Tiedt and Woods each played two seasons for the Bulls after transferring. Tiedt, who played at Binghamton his first two seasons, finished the regular season as the team's leading scorer with five goals and 14 points. Woods, who played junior college soccer at North Carolina's Louisburg College has three goals and eight points in 2011.
Bulls to Face Huskies in MAC Semifinals
UB learned its opponent for the MAC Tournament late Saturday when Northern Illinois defeated Hartwick, 2-1, in Oneonta. With the result, the Bulls will be seeded third while the Huskies (12-5-0, 4-2-0 MAC) gained the number two seed for this Friday's semifinal. The Bulls knocked off then 18th-ranked Northern Illinois in their regular season meeting on October 1 in DeKalb, IL. Lukas Fedler scored in the 108th minute to give the Bulls a 2-1 victory over the Huskies and marked the first time since 1997 that the Bulls had defeated a ranked team. The match will be played at 8:00 pm at Akron's FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field. In the opening match of the tournament, top seed Akron (13-3-3, 6-0-0 MAC) will meet fourth seed Western Michigan (6-11-2, 2-2-2 MAC) at 5:00 pm.