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UB SWEEPS BONA IN SOFTBALL

The University at Buffalo softball team (17-23) extended its winning streak to a school-record seven games Wednesday by winning a doubleheader over St. Bonaventure, 3-1 and 7-0, at Nan Harvey Field.

Sophie Barstad pitched the complete game in the opener for her ninth win after the Bulls erased a 1-0 deficit with three unearned runs in the second inning. Lacy Schneider of UB had the only extra base hit, a double.

Losing pitcher Christine Keleher (Kenmore West) and Brianna Bricker allowed the Bulls only two hits.

In the second game, Stacey Evans pitched a complete-game four-hitter for her eighth victory. Evans struck out six. Two of the hits were doubles by Bona's Kim Dodson and Caitlin Grattan. The Bonnies are 12-19.

The Bulls will travel to Bowling Green this weekend for a three-game Mid-American Conference series.

Elsewhere, Melissa Markle (West Seneca West) tripled home the tying run and Shannon Mongalise's single plated the winner as Niagara rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh for a 7-6 win over St. Francis (Pa.) that ended its six-game losing streak.

Mongalise and Nicole Sum had three hits each, while Lisa Baker (West Seneca West) and Markle had two hits each for Niagara (10-23).

D'Youville pitcher Jenn Toth was named Player of the Week in the North Eastern Athletic Conference. She pitched three games, including doubleheader wins over Keuka, as she went 17 innings and struck out 22. She also batted .333.

MEN'S HOCKEY: Chris Moran of Buffalo and Kyle Rogers, who lives near Erie, Pa., both members of the Buffalo Lightning Junior A team, have signed to play at Niagara. Moran attends Cardinal O'Hara. Rogers is a high school graduate.

Moran was voted the Most Improved Player in the West Conference of the OPJAHL and was a finalist for the Most Valuable Player Award.

TRACK AND FIELD: Sarah Vance (Lockport) of UB was named Mid-American Conference Women's Co-Athlete of the Week. Vance set the UB record in the discus throw (156 feet, 7 inches) and qualified for the NCAA Regional.

GOLF: Brennan Payne, a basketball and baseball star at Pioneer Central, signed to play golf at St. Bonaventure.

Last year, Payne became the youngest winner of the Southwestern New York-Northwestern Pennsylvania Men's Amateur at Bartlett Country Club, Bona's home course.

BASEBALL: Mike Austin (City Honors) and John Papierski (Dunkirk) hit home runs in Fredonia's 3-1 win over Plattsburgh in the second game of a SUNYAC doubleheader. Plattsburgh won the first, 9-2.

MEN'S LACROSSE: Scott Nash had five goals in Brockport's 18-1 rout of Medaille.