Buffalo State claimed a 4-3 halftime advantage and extended its lead to 7-3 early in the second frame. Allegany responded with the final four goals of regulation, including three in the final 2:12 to force the extra period. The Gators jumped out to a 9-7 lead early in overtime, and held on for the victory.
Shantel Ackley (Baldwinsville/CW Baker) led the Bengals with four goals. Leah Bernal (Marilla/Iroquois), Tara Ammerman (Naples/Marcus Whitman), Chelsey Frail (E. Rochester/E. Rochester) and Jenn LoPresti (Amherst/Sweet Home) also scored for Buffalo State.
Buffalo State will open conference play on Saturday at Cortland at 1 p.m.