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Buff State continues NCAA run

Buffalo State moved on to the second round of the the NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Tournament after a dominant, 18-10, opening-round victory Wednesday over Springfield at Coyer Field.

With the win, Buffalo State extended its first NCAA playoff appearance and will face Trinity (Conn.) in the second round on Saturday. The time and location will be determined.

Trinity, ranked No. 4 in the nation, is now 17-1 after defeating Bridgewater State Wednesday night, 16-1. Trinity has qualified for the NCAA Tournament eight times including four of the last five years, reaching the NCAA quarterfinals all but once including the last two seasons.

In the victory over Springfield, Karen Shaddock scored 10 goals and added three assists for the Bengals (14-6) and equalled the school's single-game records. Shaddock also became the first Bengal to score 100 goals in a season, running her Division III leading season total to 106.

Kendyl Clarkson, who was second in the nation averaging 4.21 assists per game, had six assists, while Mariah DeBolt and Becca Martinez added two goals each. Michelle Dorsey led Springfield with four goals.

Springfield scored the game's first goal just 36 seconds in, but Buffalo State scored 10 of the next 11 to control the first half.

After taking a 14-4 lead into the intermission, the Bengals coasted to the victory not allowing Springfield to get closer than eight.

The Bengals also held a 25-17 advantage in shots. Bengals goalie Colleen George and Springfield's Anne Versprille made three saves each.