(Buffalo, N.Y.) – The Buffalo State women’s lacrosse team is off to a 3-4 start to the season, but members say they aim to soon make a run at the SUNYAC playoffs.
Head coach Lindsay Abbott, who is in her third year leading the team, said one of her goals is to become consistently competitive in their conference.
“We saw some of the other teams had a lot of their seniors graduating who had a lot of good years and we’re hoping to make a good run at some of those teams this year,” said Abbott.
She said she feels the Bengals made some great additions to their roster during the off-season, as some other teams lost star players.
“Last year we counted on a couple people scoring some goals and this year we have a lot more diversity on the team. Different cutters, different dodgers, are able to put the ball in the net, which is extremely helpful having six girls being able to put the ball in the net instead of two or three,” said Abbott.
Since becoming head coach of the Bengals in 2014, Abbott has been working to create a new atmosphere in the locker room.
Junior attacker Christina Krowel, who scored 45 goals last season, said she has noticed the progression in the locker and on the field.
“Every year I think this team can’t get any better, there is not one thing I would change to make this team better, but our team keeps growing,” said Krowel. “Each person has something to put forward. We are a big puzzle and without one of those pieces, this team wouldn’t be what it is.”
The Bengals recently snapped a three-game losing streak with a win over Allegheny March 31.
The team will travel to Fredonia April 4 in their first SUNYAC contest of the season.
* Jacob Fyock contributed to this report.