Canisius runners swept first place in both the men's and women's race Saturday in the 49th annual Little Three Cross Country Championship at Fort Niagara. Donny Slavin and Siobhan were the firsts place finishers for the Golden Griffins who had a team scored of 15 on the men's side with St. Bonaventure (45) and Niagara (60) trailing. The Griffs had 18 points in the women's scoring. St. Bonaventure (40) was next and Niagara ((62) was third.
It was the 12th straight Little Three victory for Canisius. Slavin finished the 5K run in 15:23.4. Senior Jeff Antolos of the Griffs was second (15:45.15). Quinn was clocked in 17:35 as she became the first woman in the history of the meet to win three titles. Teammate Aileen Doyle (19:10) was second.
on the women's.
In the Harry Lang Invitatational in Hamilton, University at Buffalo teams finished second in both the men's and women's race. Syracuse was first and host Colgate third in both.
Sophomore Stephanie Ward of the Bulls was the individual winner in the women's 3-mile run in16:55. UB's Sylvia Russell was third in 17:15.
Benjamin Cardamone, a sophomore, was the first UB man to cross, finishing fifth in 20:47 over the 5K distance. It was the fastest time for that distance in UB history.
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: The UB volleyball team overcame a slow start Saturday morning to defeat Rutgers in five sets at the Seton Hall Tournament in South Orange, N.J. The Bulls rallied after a 25-10 loss in the first set. They wOn the next two, 25-21 and 25-19 before a 22-25 set sent the match to a fifth set which UB won, 15-9. Sophomore Polina Prokudina led the way for UB with 26 kills. UB was coming off late five-set loss to host Seton Hall the night before and it took a while for the Bulls to settle into the match. It was the first win for UB over a Big 10 opponent in the sport.
"I thought the team battled back from a tough first set," said UB coach Blair Brown Lipsitz. "It's been an exciting weekend on the road with two five-set matches, and we saw a lot of growth and grit with this team. We are hoping to use some of the momentum from this win in practice this upcoming week."
Daemen wrapped up play in the Quality Inn Crimson Hawk Invitational at Indiana University (Pa.) with a 3-0 loss to the host team The Wildcats lost 25-14, 25-11 and 25-11 after splitting two matches on Friday – a win over Ursuline and a loss to Clarion.
Sophomore outside hitter Meghan Ballou (Eden) led Daemen in both kills (7) and digs (10). Courtney Scanlan (Ellicottville), who totaled 31 kills during the two opening-round matches on Friday, contributed five kills.
MEN’S SOCCER: Daemen (0-2), with a roster of 24 newcomers including 22 freshman, started 10 frosh Saturday in a 3-2 loss to Assumption in Worcester, Mass.
Samuel Lockman, a freshman from Sweden scored to give Daemen its first lead in a game since last Oct. 11. After Assumption had taken a 3-1 lead. Freshman defender Brage Wiik, a Norwegian, notched the first goal of his career with an assist from Kristian Aadnoy, another native of Norway.