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BONA SOFTBALL STAYS UNBEATEN

With a pair of shutouts over LaSalle, the St. Bonaventure softball team kept its perfect Atlantic 10 record intact.

The Bonnies defeated the Explorers, 6-0 and 5-0, Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia to improve to 6-0 in the A-10. Bona has won nine of its last 10 games for a 10-15 overall mark.

Sophomore pitcher Christine Keleher (Kenmore West) went the distance in both games, allowing just five hits in 14 innings while striking out 15. Keleher has pitched three straight shutouts and has not allowed an earned run in 25 innings.

In Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action, Canisius extended its winning streak to five with a pair of wins over Marist.

The Griffs (10-10, 3-1) won the first game, 5-1, as Andrea Bunten pitched a two-hitter with 13 strikeouts for her sixth win of the season. Bunten's 13 strikeouts tied a season-high and marked the third time this year she has posted double-digit strikeouts. Amanda Luukinen hit a three-run, inside-the-park shot to give the Griffs a 4-1 win the nightcap.

In Lewiston, senior Jamie Horn (Lewiston-Porter) hit a walk-off home run to give Niagara a 6-5 win and a split against Siena. Trailing 5-3 with two runners on and two outs in the bottom of the seventh, Horn hit her third career home run to right centerfield for the win. The Purple Eagles (9-15, 1-1) dropped the first game, 16-6.

The University at Buffalo improved to 7-5 in Mid-American Conference play with a sweep of Northern Illinois. The Bulls scored two runs in the top of the seventh for a 2-1 win while Laura Kor had two-run homer in a 5-1 win.

Elsewhere, Buffalo State split a double header at Oswego State, winning the first game, 10-5, before losing, 3-1. Nicole Sabudo (Orchard Park) had three hits including a home run and a double, and two had RBIs for the Bengals (18-8, 7-7 SUNYAC) in the win. . . . Perry Krengo (Hamburg) went 3 for 6 and drove in four runs for Hilbert in a pair of losses to Penn State-Altoona.

BASEBALL: Niagara extended its winning streak to seven with a sweep of Saint Peter's. The Purple Eagles (10-17, 6-3 MAAC) limited the Peacocks to just eight hits with 31 strikeouts and no walks on the day. Andrew MacDonald went a combined 4 for 8 with three runs scored. . . . A three-run fourth inning gave St. Bonaventure all it needed in a 6-2 win over Fordham. Eddie Williams picked up the win, allowing six hits and two runs in four innings, while Brian Pellegrini earned his seventh save by striking out four in three innings. The Bonnies (16-14, 4-7 A-10) dropped the opener to the Rams, 10-1. . . . Miami (Ohio) scored with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to earn a 6-5 win over Buffalo. Junior James Kingsley (Medina) hit two runs and scored all five runs for the Bulls (11-18, 1-5 MAC). . . . Wade Rosolowski (St. Francis) doubled in two runs for Canisius in a 5-2 loss at Rider while R. J. Crawford's triple scored three runs in a 10-9 loss for the Griffs (11-18, 1-5 MAAC). . . Hilbert won its first game of the season with a 16-8 win over Penn State-Altoona. Glen Ufland (Timon/St. Jude) and Wally Skyrznski (Lackawanna) both homered for the Hawks. . . . Sean Collins (Iroquois) hit a grand slam to give D'Youville a 9-5 win over Lehman, snapping an 11-game losing streak dating back to last season.

MEN'S LACROSSE: Canisius took a 2-0 lead on goals by Dan Carey and Kevin Ross, but Manhattan scored 10 goals in 29 minutes to earn a 13-6 win over the Griffs (3-5, 2-3 MAAC).

WOMEN'S LACROSSE: Buffalo State (7-1, 1-1 SUNYAC) had its school-record seven-game winning streak snapped in an 18-6 loss at Oneonta. . . . Alana Chan had three goals for Canisius (6-5, 1-2 MAAC) in a 16-8 loss at Marist. . . . Lindsay Hamann and Elizabeth Johnson each netted three goals for Niagara (5-3, 1-2 MAAC) in a 15-13 loss to Fairfield.

MEN'S TENNIS: UB senior Nick Zieziula (St. Francis) earned a 6-0, 6-3 win at first singles over Landry Nzudie to help the Bulls (8-8, 3-2 MAC) to a 5-2 win over Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne.

WOMEN'S TENNIS: Niagara locked up the No. 2 seed in next weekend's MAAC Championships with a 4-3 win over Loyola. . . . Andreea Novaceanu picked up a win at first singles and teamed with Tina Jacob at second doubles to help pick up the only points for UB in a 5-2 loss to Miami (Ohio).

TRACK AND FIELD -- Richard Harris set the Buffalo State record in the 110-meter high hurdles with a time of 14.31 at the Slippery Rock Invitational while Jenelle Orosz (North Tonawanda) set a school record (5-6) in the high jump.

VOLLEYBALL: Drew Lewandowski (Kenmore West) was an all-tournament selection for Medaille at the Molten Division III Championship. He had 71 assists in two matches as the Mavs (19-10) lost to Juniata in the semifinals and Stevens Tech in the consolation match.

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