The Buffalo State women’s volleyball team has earned a shot at the SUNYAC title.

The Bengals will play for a spot in the NCAA Division III Tournament today when it faces top-seeded host New Paltz at noon.

Buffalo State advanced to the conference final for the second straight season and third time overall by beating Cortland, 25-20, 25-15, 25-18, as Samantha Parente pounded 13 kills in the win. Kelsey Bashore chipped in with 35 assists, while Chelsea Moore (Kenmore West) led the Bengals (24-9) with 14 digs.

Kayla Pyc (Grand Island), Jennifer Cecchettini (Frontier) and Hannah Renaldo (North Collins) had seven kills each in the win, and Jessica Crooks (Niagara-Wheatfield) added six with five blocks as Buffalo State had a 43-27 advantage in kills, 60-48 in digs and 14-10 edge in blocks.

WRESTLING: The University at Buffalo finished fourth in the Oklahoma Gold Invitational on Saturday at Brockport State.

In a meet that included Oklahoma, American University, Army, Bloomsburg and Brockport, the Bulls earned 95.5 points with Nick Flannery taking second place in the 141-pound class. Tony Lock also took second in the 184-pound class for the Bulls, while Max Soria finished third in the 125-pound class.

Oklahoma won with 166 points, followed by Bloomsburg (133) and Army (101).

SOCCER: The Medaille men’s team fell short in its bid to defend the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference title as it lost in the final to Penn State Behrend, 1-0.

Eric Vunovic scored on a penalty kick 5:33 into the game. Jarrod Wassell made 12 saves for the shutout for the Lions (16-4-1), who earned the automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament.

Medaille (13-8-1) waits to see if it will earn an at-large bid to the tournament.