Buffalo State blasts St. Michael’s 5-1

Buffalo State blasts St. Michael’s 5-1

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SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt.— Lila Toczek (Pendleton, NY/Starpoint) netted her first collegiate hat trick to lead visiting Buffalo State to a 5-1 victory over host St. Michael's today to conclude the Delta Hotels Burlington Classic.


FINAL SCORE: Buffalo State – 5, St. Michael's - 1

LOCATION:  Cairns Arena – South Burlington, Vt.

RECORDS:  Buffalo State (5-6-2), St. Michael's (3-9)


  • Emma Ruggiero (Amherst, NY/Sacred Heart) added a goal and an assist, and Lauren Madden (Jamestown, NY/Jamestown) also scored for Buffalo State.
  • Toczek gave the Bengals the lead midway through the first period with a shorthanded goal on a one timer off a 2-on-1 feed from Ruggiero.
  • St. Michael's evened the score before the intermission, but Buffalo State took control with a pair of early goals in the second period.
  • Toczek netted her second of the game just 1:19 into the frame, and Ruggiero scored an unassisted shorthanded goal just over two minutes later for her team-leading 11th of the year.
  • Toczek completed the hat trick with a deflection off a point shot by Courtney Cavarello (N. Tonawanda, NY/Sweet Home) in the final minute of the second period.
  • Madden extended the Bengals lead with her second goal of the season midway through the third period.
  • Bri Gawronski (Dunkirk, NY/Mt. Mercy) finished with 24 saves in the victory as Buffalo State outshot the Purple Knights, 35-25.


  • Krista Ferrari scored for St. Michael's.


  • Ruggiero and Toczek were both named to the All-Tournament Team.


Buffalo State will play a pair of NEWHL games at nationally No. 2-ranked Plattsburgh next Saturday and Sunday.