Both goals came in a span of 23 seconds in the game's 64th minute. Gina Monaco (Niagara Falls/Niagara Falls) gave the Bengals the lead, capitalizing on a Geneseo turnover in front of its net. The Knights evened the score on a cross shortly after the ensuing restart.
Geneseo held a 20-8 advantage in shots. Buffalo State's Katie Melsert (Burnt Hills/Burnt Hills-Ballston Spa) made nine saves.
A penalty kick shootout was held for tiebreaker purposes after the game was completed, and Buffalo State prevailed 5-4.
The tie was the first between the two teams in 25 meetings. Geneseo had won the previous 24 meetings.
Buffalo State will play at Brockport tomorrow at 1 p.m.