Following victories over Akron and West Virginia, two of the strongest teams in the Mid-American Conference, visiting Hartwick College fell, 2-1, to a University of Buffalo squad that came into Tuesday’s men’s soccer game with one victory.
Will Bloomfield scored with about five minutes remaining to halve the Hawks’ deficit, but Buffalo hung on for the MAC victory.
Marcus Hanson scored in the 16th minute and Russell Cicerone made it 2-0 in the 77th minute as Buffalo improved to 2-8-3 overall and 1-2 in the MAC.
Hartwick (4-6-2, 2-1) was outshot, 16-10.
Hanson’s first goal of the season came after Nicolai Berry played a throughball into the box. Hartwick goalie Mateo Munarriz had it briefly before fumbling it. Hanson was there to kick in the rebound.
Cicerone’s fourth goal of the season came receiving a pass from Hanson, who was on the left side. Cicerone dribbled to the middle before scoring into the upper right corner.
Bloomfield’s team-leading fourth goal of the season started after Marc Russell sent a pass across the top of the box. Bloomfield controlled it before beating a defender and scoring on a 12-yard shot to the upper right corner.
Hartwick opened conference play with a 2-0 victory over then ninth-ranked Akron. It followed with a 1-0 win over West Virginia on Saturday.
The Hawks’ three-game winning streak was snapped.
Hartwick, which is 3-1-1 at home, will host Western Michigan in a conference game at 3 p.m. Saturday.
O-State 4, Hartwick 0
Sara Rattigan scored twice, and Kelcy Forbragd had a goal and two assists as the host Red Dragons beat their inner-city rivals in a non-conference game.
Rattigan opened the scoring in the 28th minute. Forbragd sent a pass in front of the net that Rattigan tipped into the goal.
Andrea Day’s 11th goal of the season gave O-State a 2-0 lead in the 38th minute. She finished a pass from Sierra Earle.