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CANISIUS EARNS BACK-TO-BACK SHUTOUTS

After playing its first 16 games on the road, the Canisius softball team swept its home opener, beating Youngstown State, 5-0 and 8-0 in five innings. Andrea Bunten (four-hitter, nine strikeouts) and Jess Stackhouse (one-hitter, four strikeouts) earned the shutouts. Jessica Martin homered twice in the nightcap. Becky Owens had four hits on the day with three RBIs as the Golden Griffins won their fourth in the last six.

St. Bonaventure and Niagara split a pair as the Bonnies won the opener, 7-4, and the Purple Eagles answered in the nightcap, 5-4. Kim Dodson (Tonawanda) led Bona with three hits and Kristin Brunetto (Depew) drove in three runs with two hits. In NU's win, Shannon Mongalise had three hits and Tory Healy had a pair of doubles.

BASEBALL: Erie Community College split with Lakeland CC, winning, 4-1, and losing, 13-10. Brian Alterio (Niagara Falls) pitched five innings of one-hit ball in the opener and Clayton Berigham combined for seven hits in both games for the Kats (17-8).

MEN'S HOCKEY: Canisius will introduce its new coach today at 4 p.m. in the Koessler Center.

MEN'S TENNIS: University at Buffalo's Mike Rochman became the single-season victories leader with his 25th win in a 6-1 decision over Niagara. Rockman (25-12) rolled in his second singles match, 6-0, 6-4.

SQUASH: Dartmouth junior Julia Drury (Nichols) was named a second-team All-American for the second year in a row by the College Squash Association.

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