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* The UB football team closes its home season Saturday at 1 p.m. against Bowling Green at UB Stadium. The Bulls are 4-6 overall and 4-2 in the Mid-American Conference. Bowling Green is 6-4 overall and 4-2 in the MAC.
* The Niagara men's hockey team tries to extend its home undefeated streak of 20 games when it hosts Sacred Heart at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The Purple Eagles are 18-0-2 in Dwyer Arena, dating back three seasons. Niagara fell to No. 20 in the USCHO.com/CSTV poll this week after splitting its weekend series at Robert Morris.
* In basketball, the Niagara men host Central Michigan at 7 p.m. Friday then play host to Big 4 rival UB at 7 p.m. Tuesday. In women's hoops Tuesday, the Niagara women travel to St. Bonaventure for a 7 p.m. meeting, UB hosts Detroit Mercy and Canisius hosts Binghamton.
* University at Albany senior place-kicker Jason Fralicker (North Tonawanda) made field goals of 22 and 40 yards in Saturday's 21-3 win over Monmouth in Northeast Conference play. The Great Danes, who earned a share of their first conference title since 2003, remained in first place in the NEC standings (7-3 overall, 5-0 NEC). Fralicker established a single-season record with his 15th field goal, breaking his own standard set last year. He leads Albany in scoring with 74 points (15 of 23 FGs, 29 of 30 PATs), the fourth-best mark in school history. Fralicker moved to 10th on the program's career scoring list with 138 points.
* Canisius sophomore Andrew Loewen was named the Atlantic Hockey Goaltender of the Week. Loewen stopped 28 of 30 shots he faced against Holy Cross a 4-2 win, including 11 saves in the final period. He earned his first victory of the season and the 10th of his career.
* Niagara freshman Marie Linander Henriksen was named College Hockey America's Defenseman of the Week for the second week in a row. Henriksen had an assist in a 2-2 tie with Bemidji State. She also helped the penalty killers hold the Beavers to 1 for 13 on the power play on the weekend.
* Canisius' Jess Stackhouse was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference volleyball Defensive Player of the Week. Stackhouse earned the honor for a league-best fifth time this season and 11th time overall. This season, she averaged 5.86 digs per game, the best in school history.
* D'Youville women's soccer coach Jenny Dannecker was named North Eastern Athletic Conference co-coach of the year. Dannecker guided D'Youville to a team record six wins, its first winning record in conference play (5-4), and first NEAC Tournament appearance. The Spartans received several other conference awards. First team NEAC honors went to Amy Dziomba (Kenmore East) in women's soccer with a career-high 14 goals, four assists, and 32 points and Falicia Golden in volleyball after being fourth in the NEAC in digs per game, and seventh in kills and service aces per game. Named to the second team were Lorraine Lepere and Christine Halter in volleyball.
-- Amy Moritz