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Miami dispatches Canisius in hockey

Canisius couldn’t come up with any scoring as the Golden Griffins were blanked by Miami (Ohio), 3-0, in a men’s hockey game played in Oxford, Ohio.

Alex Wideman had two goals for the RedHawks while Blake Coleman also scored. Griffs goaltender Keegan Asmundson had a career-high 37 saves. Ryan McKay had the shutout in goal for Miami.

“We played the way we wanted to play in the first period but couldn’t find that early goal that could have turned the momentum our way,” Canisius coach Dave Smith said.

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Niagara’s size advantage proved too much for Buffalo State as the Purple Eagles took a 96-71 decision over the Bengals in an exhibition game at the Gallagher Center.

Niagara had five players in double figures, led by Marvin Jordan’s 20 points. Marcus Ware had 17 points and 11 rebounds in only 17 minutes.

Chris Thompson led Buffalo State with 18 points.

CROSS COUNTRY: The Canisius men’s cross country team finished second and the women’s squad was sixth in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championships, held at Van Cortlandt Park in New York City.

Cooper Roach led the Golden Griffins, finishing ninth overall. Jeff Antolos and Michael Anvelt were 13th and 14th, respectively. Canisius tied a school record for best team finish in the MAAC championships.

Iona won the men’s title by sweeping the top six places in the competition, while Niagara placed ninth.

Nate Huckle, who coaches the Canisius men and women, was voted the conference Coach of the Year.

In the women’s race, Mikelle Cala and Catherine Phillips led the Griffins by finishing in 15th and 20th place, respectively.

Iona also won the women’s competition; Niagara was eighth.

WOMEN’S SOCCER: Canisius lost to Monmouth, 1-0, in the quarterfinals of the MAAC Tournament in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Monique Plescia beat Megan Tock with the game’s only goal in the 68th minute. The Griffs (6-14-1) were led by Brianna Smith’s three shots.

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL: Canisius saw a four-game winning streak end with a three-set loss at Iona. Jacklyn Malusa led Canisius with 11 kills.

“We knew going into this last portion of the schedule that we would have to win points and key portions of the match, and we just made too many critical errors at critical times,” Canisius (10-14, 8-5 MAAC) coach Cathy Hummel said.

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