BUFFALO, NY – Under steady rain and cool temperatures, the
University at Buffalo women's soccer team dropped their match
to Akron, 2-0, this afternoon at UB Stadium.
The first half was scoreless for both teams, with Buffalo having the edge in shots 5-3. Aubrey Stahl had a shot on goal early in the game, but was stopped short by the Akron keeper. Freshmen Katie Kerr, Stephanie Velez and Taylor Thompson each had a shot in the first half but could not capitalize to put the Bulls ahead.
The Zips came out quick in the second half, scoring their first goal of the game just three minutes in. UB goalkeeper Amy Coron saved the initial shot from Akron's Katie Wise, but Wise was able to grab her own rebound and send it to the back of the Buffalo net. The Bulls tried to find the equalizer but were unable to get past a solid Akron defense. Lindsey Bailey and defender Jennifer Mihok each had shots in the second half. Akron scored an insurance score goal at the 66:36 mark to seal the 2-0 win.
With six UB players getting a shot in the game, the Bulls were not without their opportunities."We generated chances, we just have to tuck them away," said head coach Michael Thomas.
Coron made six saves in net, giving her 111 so far on the year.
The Bulls will be back in action on Sunday, as they take on Ohio at 12 pm at UB Stadium. The team will honor its eight seniors before the match on Sunday, including Jocelyn Cibinskas, Coron, Julie Dale, Sara Hilliard, Jessica Keaton, Jenifer Kern, Melissa Klein and Mihok.