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Bengals’ soccer season comes to an end

The playoff run for Buffalo State’s women’s soccer team ended Wednesday afternoon.

The No. 2-seeded Bengals were upset by No. 6 Geneseo, 2-1, in the SUNAYC semifinals at Coyer Field.

The Knights (7-7-5) scored twice in the opening eight minutes on goals from Erin O’Connor and Emily Green.

The Bengals applied pressure in the second half and got on the board when senior Shannon Yokopovich redirected a corner kick by Jordan Dudish (Grand Island) inside the right post in the 65th minute. While Buffalo State outshot Geneseo, 9-1, in the second half it could not notch the game-tying goal.

Buffalo State (11-6-2) finishes the season with 11 wins, matching the most wins the team has posted in a single season since 1984. The 11 victories also marks a six-win improvement over last year’s record of 5-9-5.

Geneseo advances to the SUNYAC championship game Saturday at top-seeded Oneonta. It will be the Knights’ first appearance in the title game since winning the championship in 2009.

Men’s basketball: Solid defense in the second half helped give Canisius a 64-49 win over Mercyhurst in an exhibition game at the Koessler Athletic Center.

Tied at 34-34 at halftime, the Golden Griffins outscored the Lakers, 30-15, in the second half.

Zach Lewis led Canisius with 12 points while Billy Baron had 10. Jordan Heath had 10 points with eight rebounds for the Griffs.

Canisius opens the regular season at home on Monday against South Dakota.

Men’s soccer: Niagara won its home finale, 1-0, over Marist. Nicholas Watson scored for the Purple Eagles (5-11-1, 4-4-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference).

In Lawrenceville, N.J., Canisius dropped a 2-1 decision to Rider. Thomas Teupen scored for the Griffs (6-9-2, 2-6-1 MAAC).

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