Women blank Steel City in home opener

Photo by Brett Ballachino

FC Buffalo got a second-straight clean sheet from goalkeeper Shea Vanderbosch and goals from Carissima Cutrona and Marcy Barberic in a home-opening 2-0 win over Steel City FC at Williamsville South Athletic Field on Sunday.

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Cutrona got the scoring started in the eighth minute when Barberic found her in the middle of the park. The captain then dribbled into the 18 and skipped a shot off a defender and into the goal for 1-0.

Barberic doubled the lead 15 minutes later off a pass from University at Buffalo midfielder Sarah Woods, and her dribble was a powerful drive around the right back before spinning a shot past the Steel City keeper for 2-0.

Finish eluded the Blitzers the rest of the way despite some terrific playmaking, and Vanderbosch made a spectacular late save to deny the crowd a truly tense finish.