TROY, NY - Junior Allison Oakley (Beekman, NY) scored a goal and assisted on another and the Western Connecticut State University women's soccer team recorded its second-straight shut out, this time blanking Buffalo State College, 3-0 in the second round of the Engineers Cup at RPI on Saturday morning.
The Colonials, 2-0, raced out to a 1-0 advantage when Andrea DeVoe (Farmington, CT) tallied her second goal of the season. She was set up by Oakley in the 16th minute.
A short time later, Oakley was on the receiving end of Autumn Sorice's (Bethel, CT) pass. Oakley beat the Bengals' Nicole Torres for her second goal in as many days.
Sorice closed out the scoring with an unassisted goal midway through the second half.
"We are getting very solid play from our veterans in the early going," said WestConn head coach Alex Harrison. "If we can have Liv (DeVoe) and Ally (Oakley) score a goal every game, we will be very successful this season."
Junior net minder Jillian Fernandez (Columbia, CT) earned her second straight clean sheet after making just one save.
"Jill (Fernandez) hurled another shut out, but our defense was extremely efficient in front of her," added Harrison.
The WestConn defense held Buffalo State to just two shots on the day while the Danbury school's offense ripped off 13 attempts at the onion bag.
Torres suffered the loss after allowing a pair of goals in 35 minutes. She made five saves as the Colonials pelted her with seven shots. Taylor Carillo mopped up for the Bengals. She made a pair of saves over the final 55 minutes.
The Colonials continue their season-opening four-game road trip when they travel to Vassar College. WestConn and the Brewers will kick off on Wednesday, September 6 at 4 pm in Poughkeepsie, NY.