Sophomore Kelsey Araujo banked a shot off the left post in the 83rd minute giving Niagara a 2-2 tie at Binghamton in women's soccer. Neither side was able to score in the 30minutes of overtime and added time. Araujo, who assisted on sophomore Hailey Bicknell's goal in the 25th minute shared the spotlight with Niagara goalkeepers Sabrina Locas and Shania van Nuland, who held off Binghamton which had a territorial advantage. Van Nuland had nine saves in the first 45 minutes. Locas had three saves in the final 75. The Bearcats had a 14-7 advantage over Niagara in shots on goal and a 24-11 advantage in shots.
Bicknell's goal gave Niagara the lead, but Binghamon (3-0-1) took the lead in the 47th minute and held it until Arajo scored with an assist by Courtney Betts. Niagara is 1-1-1 for the season.
UB women to play at Canisius
Both Canisius and the University at Buffalo have faced nothing but Buckeye State competition so far in the women's soccer season. The all-Ohio diet is over. The local teams will face each other Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at the Demske Complex. It will be the 42nd game in the local rivalry which began in 1997. Canisius (1-1) is coming off a 2-0 loss at Toledo while UB (0-2) lost on the road to Cincinnati and Ohio State.
Preseason All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference selection Gretta Dry of the Griffs is looking to break into the scoring for the first time this season. She had 20 points on eight goals and four assists last season. Freshmen Maggie Canitia and Shauna Lee have gotten heavy duty in breaking in with the Griffs.
UB has a local standout in junior forward Carissima Cutrona (Williamsville South) who posted 21 points with 10 goals last season.
UB defeated Canisius 3-0 last season at UB Stadium and leads the all-time series, 27-10-4.