Elmira scored three minutes into the first period and added a power play goal with just 25 seconds elapsed in the second frame to earn the victory.
The Soaring Eagles outshot Buffalo State, 33-26. The Bengals were 0 for 9 with the skater advantage. Shannon Anesetti (Canonsburg, PA/Canon-McMillan) had 31 saves in the loss for Buffalo State.
Buffalo State will face Elmira again tomorrow at 2 p.m.