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Colleges: Stephanie Ward captures UB Stampede

University at Buffalo sophomore Stephanie Ward won her second straight race on Friday, capturing the UB Stampede Invite at the Audobon Golf Course.

Ward led the entire 6K race finishing in 21:08.90 – 38 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Mia Nahom from UConn. The UB sophomore also won the Harry Lang Invitational, hosted by Colgate, last week.

The Bulls team placed second place.

On the mens’ side, the Bulls took third place in the 10-team field, the largest field in UB Stampede history. Dan Muldoon paced the Bulls in the 8K race with an eighth-place finish in 25:18.70.

In South Bend, Ind., Notre Dame hosted the National Catholic Invitational with Canisius junior Siobhan Quinn finishing third overall. Quinn ran the 5K course in 17:33.8 The Golden Griffins placed seventh in the 11-team field.

Emily Izydorcak led the St. Bonaventure women, finishing 38th in a time of 19:10.00. The Bonnies were 10th overall.

On the men’s side, Canisius sophomore Donny Glavin finished fifth overall, running the 5-mile course in 25:14.9. The Griffs placed fifth in the 11-team field.

Freshman Mason Kimbell led St. Bonaventure with a time of 27:40.9 as the Bonnies were last in the 11-team field.

Niagara participated in the Rider Invitational. Ryan Deloloa rank a 28:04.53 in the 8K as the men placed five out of six teams. Nora Klinowski ran the 6K in 25:34.70 as the Purple Eagles were last in the five-team field.

UB beats Bona

A goal by Kara Daly just four minutes into the game started Buffalo en route to a 3-0 win over St. Bonaventure (0-7-1) in Olean. Moira Petrie and Julia Benati also scored for the Bulls (2-4-1).

It was the 200th win at the Division I level for the UB women while Laura Dougall set the  program record with her 29th career shutout and tied the program mark with 34 career wins.

UB volleyball rebounds

After dropping its first game, 25-17, the University at Buffalo (6-3) took the next three, 25-16, 25-22, 26-24, to earn a win over Mercer at the College of Charleston Invitational. Andrea Mitrovic had 16 kills and 12 digs while Polina Prokudina had 11 kills and 10 digs.

Niagara men's soccer loses

The Purple Eagles will be glad to get home. The Niagara men's soccer team ended its seven-game road trip with a 3-0 loss to James Madison in Harrisonburg, Va. Niagara dropped to 1-6 with the loss.

Bengals return to the field

Buffalo State comes off its bye week and to Morrisville  to play the Mustangs at noon. Both teams are 1-0. The Bengals opened 2017 with a 20-17 in against Bridgewater.

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