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Fredonia and Buffalo State will add to the interest of their longtime rivalry with the debut of the “Battle by the Lake,” a season-long all sports competition between the two schools for The Lake Erie Cup.

Both are members of the SUNYAC and compete for athletes from the Section VI high schools.

Each sport in which the two schools compete is worth two points annually. In sports which meet once per regular season, each game is worth two points and ties are worth one point. In sports that play twice during the regular season (softball, men’s hockey, and men’s and women’s basketball), each game will be worth one point, and ties will be worth a one-half point.

In the sports of cross country, swimming & diving, indoor track & field, and outdoor track & field, the team that finishes higher at the SUNYAC championship meet will earn two points for its school. The school with the most points at the end of the season will earn the Lake Erie Cup and keep the cup on its campus for the following year.