Alex Douglas and Tyler Zelinski each threw two touchdown passes for Erie Community College in a 28-21 triumph over the Utica College junior varsity team at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium in Utica on Sunday.
Douglas completed all five of his throws for 86 yards. Zelinski was 11 of 21 for 112 yards and an interception. DeWayne Lykes, R.J. Debo, Tyler Ringwood and Laquan White were on the receiving end of the scores as ECC won for the first time this season after an opening loss to Hocking College.
Lykes led the Kats in rushing with 61 yards on nine carries. Ringwood had three receptions for 100 yards, including a 64-yard TD connection with Douglas in the fourth quarter.. Douglas passed 14 yards to White with 1:52 left to break a 21-21 tie.
Nick Pilon and Tory Rogers were in on nine tackles each for the Kats.
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: Niagara (6-5, 2-0 MAAC) won its fifth straight match, defeating Rider, 29-31, 30-28, 25-14 and 25-23, in their Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference match in Lawrenceville, N.J. Nicole Mathies had 15 kills and 15 digs for her fifth double-double, Rylee Hunt had 30 digs and Meghan Higley had a career-high 20 assists in the victory.
The Canisius team had three players with nine-or-more kills and cruised to its first MAAConference win, 25-10, 25-14, 25-23, over Saint Peter's in Jersey City, N.J. With the win the Golden Griffins improved to 3-9 on the season, and 1-1 in conference action. Saint Peter's is 0-12 and 0-2 in MAAC play.
Claire Leonard had 10 kills for Canisius while Sara Wesley and Andrea Diaz Lopez had nine each. Cassidy Ceriani once again commanded the Griffs attack with 35 assists and 15 digs.
MEN'S TENNIS: Daemen freshman Tim Georg, a native of Aschaffenburg, German, won the singles championship in his draw Sunday, the final day of the Daemen Invitational Tournament held at the Ellicott Courts on the University at Buffalo Amherst campus. Playing in the Yellow singles draw, Georg defeated Josh Wilson of Niagara, 6-4, 6-1. He defeated Tyler Krantz of Colgate in Saturday's semifinals, 4-6, 6-2, 1-0. Colgate's Alec Dardis and Jack Ablon defeated Georg and Fabian Wilde of Daeman, 8-5, for the French Draw doubles title.
MEN'S GOLF: St. Bonaventure finished fourth with 859 total strokes, only four behind first-place Temple in the Cornell Invitational in Ithaca. James Nicholas of Yale shot a final round 69 for 209 to win the individual medal. Nolan Ditcher of St. Bonaventure was tied for fifth with 72-212. Junior Brent Morgan and freshman Danny Giananiny each carded a final round 68 for the Bonnies.
Canisius finished 16th with a 926 aggregate scores.
WOMEN'S SOCCER: Bryant got a late goal from Claire Bergh in the 77th minute and edged St. Bonaventure, 1-0, in a nonconference match in Smithfield, R.I. Sophomore goalkeeper Lauren Malcom had five saves for Bona (0-8-1).