William Smith edges Buffalo State 2-1

William Smith edges Buffalo State 2-1

BOX: https://buffalostateathletics.com/sports/womens-ice-hockey/stats/2019-20/william-smith/boxscore/6373

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Natasha Steinle (Morrison, CO/CIHA) scored in the third period to bring Buffalo State within one, but the Bengals could not complete the comeback, dropping a 2-1 non-conference decision this evening against visiting William Smith.


FINAL SCORE:  William Smith – 2, Buffalo State - 1

LOCATION: Ice Arena – Buffalo, N.Y.

RECORDS: William Smith (7-2-0), Buffalo State (1-8-0)


  • Buffalo State outshot the Herrons 9-7 in the opening 20 minutes, but found itself behind 1-0 at the first intermission on a rebound goal while both teams had a player in the penalty box.
  • After another tight-checking period, William Smith was able to extend its lead to 2-0 in the closing minutes of the middle frame. 
  • Buffalo State finally broke through with 7:16 remaining when Steinle stole the puck in the Herrons' zone and quickly cut the net and wristed a shot into the top corner for her team-leading fifth goal of the season.
  • The Bengals pulled their goalie for the final 1:31, but were unable to net the equalizer despite a some sustained pressure and a partial breakaway off a set play from the defensive zone.
  • Each team finished the game with 25 shots on goal.
  • Bri Gawronski (Dunkirk, NY/Mt. Mercy) made 23 saves for Buffalo State.


  • Kate Klimaszewski and Laura Hill were the goal-scorers for William Smith.
  • Olivia Williams finished with 24 stops.


Buffalo State will host Chatham for a pair of non-league games on Dec. 6 and 7.