Cortland opened the scoring with a power-play goal 8:05 into the contest, but Buffalo State evened the score at 1-1 just 2:04 later when defenseman Mary Cohen (Ann Arbor, MI/Pioneer) scored with an assist from Sam Simpson (Fairbanks, AK/West Valley). After a scoreless second period, Blanchard netted the game-winner with an assist from Kelsey Truran (Berkley, MI/Berkley).
Buffalo State outshot the Red Dragons, 26-25. Junior Shannon Anesetti (Canonsburg, PA/Canon-McMillan) made 24 saves in goal for the victory.
Buffalo State moved into a third place tie with Utica after the weekend sweep of Cortland.
Buffalo State will travel to Castleton State for a pair of non-conference games next weekend.