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Colleges: Izydorczak of Bona wins Anderson X-Country run

St. Bonaventure's Emily Izydorczak, a junior from Orchard Park, ran a personal best 18 minutes, 35 seconds over the 5K course and earned her first collegiate victory in the women's section of the Harry F. Anderson Invitational meet at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester. She led Bona to a second-place finish behind the host team. It was the first individual win for a Bonnies women runner in a meet since Kerry Caher won the same meet in 2013. In running the fastest 5K for a Bona womaen since Caher's 18:10 in the 2015 Little Three meet, Izydorczak easily topped her personal best of 18:59.7 set two years ago.

Bona teammate Samantha Henry (Starpoint) was 15th in 19:42.6.

Daemen finished fifth among 15 teams that also included Buffalo State, Medaille, D'Youville, and Hilbert.

Former Geneseo runner Alfredo Mazzuca, running unattached, won the men's race in 26:16.9 over the 8K course. Gannon led the team scoring with 45 points. St. Bonaventure finished fifth lead the WNY teams in the meet.

MEN'S SOCCER: August Finn scored in the 80th minute to give Buffalo State a 1-1 draw at Brockport in their SUNYAC match. Afer a scoreless first half, Brockport's Chris Aherne scored in the 68th minute, ending the Bengals' shutout streak at 320 minutes and 58 seconds. Andreas Queen had a season-high five saves for the Bengals.

Long Island University-Post (5-0-1, 1-0-0 East Coast Conference, ranked eighth among NCAA Division II teams, kept Daemen (2-6, 0-2 ECC) off the scoreboard for the first time this season in a 3-0 victory at Karrer Field. Junior Charlie Ledula, the 2016 ECC Offensive Player of the Year, scored twice for the visitors who ran their conference unbeaten streak to 10 games. `

WOMEN'S SOCCER:  Daemen's four-game winning streak came to an end in a 3-1 loss to LIU-Post, which is ranked 12th in the nation in NCAA Division II. Freshman star Gabrielle Clark scored twice for the visitors. Alex Juliano (Nardin) had the lone goal for the Wildcats (4-2-1, 1-1-0 ECC).

Courtney Betts scored two goals and Kelsey Araujo and Hailey Bicknell tallied once each for Niagara in a 4-0 MAAC win over Saint Peter's in Jersey City, N.J. Shania van Nuland made four saves in goals for Niagara (6-3-1, 2-1-0 MAAC) in the game that was scoreless until Betts scored on a breakaway from Araujo in the 49th minute.

Canisius (5-4-1, 0-2-1 MAAC) lost at Monmouth, 2-0. Goalkeeper Alana Rossi had four saves for the Griffs.

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: Niagara extended its winning steak to six matches, coming back from 2-1 down to defeat Marist and gain its first win over the Red Foxes since 2014. The score were 25-22,22-25, 22-25, 25-16, 15-2). Nicole Matheis recorded five kills in the final set, and Rylee Hunt recorded four digs.

Junior middle blocker Sara Wesley tallied and a .684 hitting percentage in leading Canisius over Siena, 3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-20), at the Koessler Athletic Center. The Golden Griffins improved to 4-12 and 2-1 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play while the Saints are winless in 13 matches.

The University at Buffalo swept Kent State,25-22,25-16 25-23 , in a Mid-American Conference match at Alumni Arena. kKElsey Bittinger had 13 kills, Natalie Tagala 23 assists and Challen Geraghty 13 digs for the Bulls (9-4, 2-0 MAc)

Daemen (5-8, 2-0 East Coast Conference) outlasted Bridgeport in five sets (25-20,25-22, 23-25, 20-25, 15-12) and extended its conference win streak to 13  in regular season. Meghan Ballou (Eden) and Courtney Scanlan (Ellicottville) combined for 29 of Daemen's 60 kills. Ballou tied her career-high with 17kills and added 13 digs, her fifth double-double of the season. Scanlan had 12 kills and 13 digs.

 

 

 

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