Gawronski gets win as Buff. State defeats Cortland

Special to the OBSERVER

CORTLAND — Freshman Bri Gawronski, a Dunkirk native, made 26 saves for her second win in as many starts as a Bengal as Buffalo State (3-4) beat Cortland, 3-1, in a NEWHL contest.

Erin Gehen scored twice and added an assist to become Buffalo State’s all-time leading scorer.

Rachel Lenard also factored into all three goals, scoring one and assisting on the other two.

Gehen opened the scoring just 3:09 into the contest with assists from Lenard and Natasha Steinle.

Lenard pushed the Bengals’ lead to 2-0 midway through the second period, set up by Christine Harris and Gehen.

Cortland (1-5) cut the lead in half four minutes later, but that would be the only time the Red Dragons would beat Gawronski.

Gehen sealed the win in the final minute with an empty-net tally.

Buffalo State finished with a 29-27 edge in shots on goal.


Miranda Kolb scored for Cortland, and Rachel Farmer made 26 saves.


Gehen brought her career point total to 82 points, moving into sole possession of the top spot on Buffalo State’s career scoring list, surpassing Emma Wadsworth who totaled 79 points from 2000-2004. Gehen also set the school record for career goals with 46, passing Wadsworth’s total of 45. Her 36 career assists are also a school record.


The Bengals and Red Dragons will square off again tomorrow at 2 p.m.