St. Peter's' 14-game losing streak in football is history, and the end came at the expense of Canisius on Saturday.
The Golden Griffins fell behind, 27-0, by halftime and went on to drop a 33-22 decision before a crowd of about 1,200 in Jersey City, N.J.
Kevin Miles ran 20 times for 124 yards and two touchdowns for the Peacocks, who hadn't won since Oct. 25, 1997. Jon Ambrose added a 77-yard punt return for a touchdown.
Canisius, which suffered its first loss after beating the University of Rochester in the opener last week, rallied in the fourth quarter. Mark Nachreier threw two touchdown passes, as he was 12 of 22 for 223 yards while only playing in the second half. Dan Tryon scored on a 2-yard run.
"I told them that in the second half they had to walk off the field with their heads high," Canisius coach Chuck Williams said. "I expected them to win the second half. I think they did that."
MEN'S SOCCER: Geneseo pounded Buffalo State, 6-1. Rony Suazo had the lone goal for the Bengals (1-4, 0-2). . . . Jeremy Dobson (Alden) scored in overtime to lift Erie CC to a 2-1 win over Corning CC. Mark Delfeunte had the other goal for the Kats (3-2-1). . . . Jesse Mankowski (Clarence) and Steve Kukalevski had the goals in Fredonia State's 2-0 win over Brockport.
CROSS COUNTRY: The UB men's and women's teams took part in a triangular meet at UB's North Campus course. In men's competition, Cornell recorded a 24-35 victory while Colgate beat the Bulls, 23-35. In women's action, UB edged Cornell, 27-28, while losing to Colgate, 24-31. . . . Canisius finished 19th out of 33 teams in the National Cross Country Invitational at Notre Dame. Gretchen Kabza (Frontier) led Canisius with a time of 19:22. . . . Buffalo State finished third in men's competition at the Hobart and William Smith Invitational. Paul Drexler finished third overall for the Bengals. In women's racing, Buffalo State also placed third. Tascha Moore was fifth overall.
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: Stony Brook upended Canisius, three games to one. Amy Allen (Alden) led the Golden Griffins with 20 kills, while Erin Oveis (Medina) added 19 digs. Almaris Miranda (Sweet Home) paced Stony Brook with 24 kills. . . . Western Michigan was too much for Niagara, winning that match in three straight games. DePaul needed four games to beat the Purple Eagles in a second match. . . . UB swept Central Connecticut St. in three games, but lost to San Diego St. in four. . . . Fredonia captured the Lady Bengal Invitational at Buffalo State, finishing with a 4-0 record. D'Youville was 3-1, Buffalo State was 2-2, Medaille was 1-3, and Hilbert was 0-4. Jen Jentz of Fredonia was named tournament MVP.
MEN'S TENNIS: St. Bonaventure knocked off both UB, 5-2, and Siena, 4-3, in the opening day of the St. Bonaventure Fall Classic. Vili Nurmi of the Bonnies won his first matches as a collegiate player. Elsewhere, Robert Morris topped Niagara, 5-2, but the Purple Eagles and UB both recorded 4-3 wins over St. Francis.
WOMEN'S TENNIS: Michele Mercer and Jen Wong were UB's only winners as Duquesne took a 7-2 decision. GOLF: St. Bonaventure placed fourth in the Bucknell Invitational. Chris Cartmill led the Bonnies with a 147 total for 36 holes.