FC Buffalo tops Inferno, hosts conference final Sunday

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Kelsey Araujo scored twice and added an assist as FC Buffalo won its first playoff game, a 3-2 defeat of Lancaster Inferno at Buffalo State College on Friday.

The win sends No. 1 seed FCB to the East Conference Final against No. 3 seed Connecticut Fusion at 2pm Sunday at Buff State.

The winner of the final will head to Round Rock, Texas, for next weekend’s national semifinals.

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FCB and Lancaster drew 2-2 at All-High Stadium in the regular season, and the Inferno answered both of our two-goal leads Friday.

Marcy Barberic scored the Wolves’ other goal and Carissima Cutrona and Dani Vis each had assists in the win.

Injuries and absences led to two changes to the starting lineup, as Abby Molloy and Julia Schurr opened the match on the pitch. Nichole Grichen entered the match late to make her FCB debut.