Bulls Completely Dominate St. Bonaventure On Friday Night; Hand Bonnies 3-0 Loss

Moira Petrie

OLEAN, NY – The University at Buffalo women's soccer team (2-4-1, 0-0-0 MAC) earned their second cleansheet of the season on Friday night, handing the St. Bonavneture Bonnies the 3-0 loss. With the win, the Bulls have now earned 200 victories since joining Division I in 1991.

The Basics

Starting Lineups

How It Happened

  • Buffalo started off quick on Friday night as they netted the first goal of the match in the fifth minute. Gianna Yurchak passed the ball to Moira Petrie who sent a great cross into the box where Kara Daly headed home her second goal of the season.
  • After Sydney Cerza missed the goal to the left in the sixth minute, Moira Petrie almost made the game 2-0 in the 12th minute but her shot went just wide right of the net.
  • After some back-and-forth play, Julia Benati had a chance to make the UB lead two in the 31st minute but her hard shot was stopped by the Bonnies goalkeeper.
  • The Bonnies had the last scoring chance of the opening half in the 42nd minute but Bella May saw her shot go wide of the UB goal as the Bulls headed to halftime leading 1-0.
  • The Bonnies opened the second half with some solid pressure on UB as Mariah Marrero and Alex Thompson each saw their shots go just wide of the UB goal.
  • In the 64th minute, Kaitlyn Walsh had a good scoring chance but her shot was blocked away by the SBU defender.
  • Buffalo broke through in the 70th minute and made it 2-0 as Moira Petrie ripped a shot from 20 yards out off the cross bar and into the net for her first of the season. Carissima Cutrona logged the assist on Petrie's marker.
  • After Laura Dougall made her first save of the game in the 72nd minute, the Bulls were able to increase the lead to 3-0 in the 79th minute. Julia Benati took a feed from Carissima Cutrona at the top of the box and beat the Bonnies keeper for her second of the season.
  • Carissima Cutrona had the Bulls final chance of the match in the 82nd minute but her right-footed attempt was saved by Lauren Malcolm as the Bulls cruised to the 3-0 win.

Inside The Numbers

  • With the win, the Bulls have now collected 200 victories since joining NCAA Division I in 1991.
  • The win also marked the Bulls first victory since October 29, 2015 at Akron.
  • Buffalo held the 11-6 edge in shots and the 4-2 edge in corner kicks in the victory.
  • Senior goalkeeper Laura Dougall now has a program record 29 career cleansheets while also tying the program record for wins in a career with 34.
  • Junior Carissima Cutrona earned her first career two-assist game in the win for the Bulls. The junior has now notched 41 career points, tying her for 16th place on the Bulls all-time scoring charts.
  • Sophomore midfielder Kara Daly netted her career-high second goal and seventh point of the season in the win. She has now notched at least one point in a career-best four straight games for the Bulls. She also netted her first career game-winning goal.
  • Senior Moira Petrie netted her first career three-point game in the win as she netted a goal and assist. She has also netted at least one point in two straight matches for the second time in her UB career.
  • Freshman Gianna Yurchak earned her first career point as she assisted on Kara Daly's game-winning goal.
  • Julia Benati and Carissima Cutrona led all players with three shots while Moira Petrie finished off her night with two shots in the win.
  • Laura Dougall finished off the shutout with one save while her counterpart Lauren Malcolm made three saves in the loss.

Player of the Match

Following the match, the UB coaching staff selected Carissima Cutrona as the Player of the Match after she netted a season-best two assists and three shots in the win over St. Bonaventure.


Head coach Shawn Burke: "I am very proud of the girls for going on the road and getting a result with the shutout. We had moments where we struggled to dictate the game but we didn't panic and the result went in the girls favor. We have a lot to build on going into conference play next weekend."


Buffalo will open up conference play next weekend at home as they welcome the Western Michigan Broncos to UB Stadium at 7:00 pm on Friday, September 22.