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Pierce leads Griffs to 5-4 win over Indiana State

Sophomore Anthony Massicci equalled his career high with four hits while senior Ryan Coppinger added three for Canisius in a 5-4 win over Indiana State at Dwyer Stadium in Batavia.

The win clinched the series for the Griffs (22-13), who also won, 3-1, on Friday.

Starter Rohn Pierce (Newfane) allowed four runs on nine hits, walked two and struck out four to improve to 7-2.

Elsewhere, three errors resulting in five runs doomed St. Bonaventure during a 15-8 loss to visiting Fordham.

Fordham broke the game open scoring six runs in the fifth inning. Bona’s Thad Johnson (Frewsburg) had three extra-base hits, including a solo home run in the first.

ROWING: The University at Buffalo women won the Harvey Cup for the eighth straight year on Tonawanda Creek.

The Bulls swept all five races from Eastern Michigan, including the varsity eight race for the Harvey Cup named for former UB associate athletic director and senior women’s administrator Nan Harvey, who died 2003.

The varsity eight finished in 6:46.09, winning by 11 seconds. The rowers were: Emily Glasgow, Melissa Ward, Heide MacMahon, Hayley Franco, Samantha Paige, Meghan O’Brien, Justine Botteroff, Sara-Ann Fox and with coxswain Kaitlyn Koscielniak

SOFTBALL: Senior Tori Speckman pitched a four-hit shutout and Hayley Barrow homered as UB blanked Toledo, 2-0, at Nan Harvey Field.

The win was Speckman’s 14th, tying the school record for most in a season. Sammi Gallardo singled to extend her hitting streak to five games.

Corrin Genovese (Williamsville North) had two hits in three trips, drove in a run and scored for No. 16 Missouri in a 9-1 win over Ole Miss.

In Southeastern Conference games, the junior shortstop is batting .376 with 19 RBIs and 17 runs scored.

MEN’S LACROSSE: Canisius tallied 19 goals, its most in a game in 13 years, en route to a 19-7 win over VMI in its home finale at the Demske Sports Complex. Austin Romantic had a career-high six points with a hat trick and three assists for the Griffs (7-6).

WOMEN’S LACROSSE: Tori Quinn had seven points for Canisius College in a 16-9 win over Monmouth. Quinn finished with four goals, all in the first half, and three assists. Canisius (10-2) build a 10-2 in the first half.

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