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Canisius earned at least a share of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference's men's soccer title by defeating Iona, 3-2, Sunday at the Demske Sports Complex.

Charlie Williams scored at the 49:15 mark to break a 2-2 tie. Tony Burke (Olean) had two goals in the first 12 minutes for Canisius.

The victory improved Canisius' record to 4-1-2. Fairfield can tie the Griffs for the league title if it beats Loyola (Md.) later in the week.

Canisius has qualified for the MAAC tournament, which is scheduled for Nov. 9-10 in Baltimore and pits the top four teams.

Elsewhere, Rhode Island blasted St. Bonaventure, 7-1. Craig Cassler scored for the Bonnies. . . . Goalie Jim Schoenberg allowed UB to tie Central Connecticut, 0-0.

FOOTBALL: Canisius defensive back Shane Hurd, who leads Division I-AA with seven interceptions, suffered a fractured right fibula Saturday against St. John's and is out for the season.

WOMEN'S SOCCER: A goal by senior Carol Giovino (East Aurora) gave Canisius a 1-0 victory over Iona. Jennifer Silata had 10 saves in the shutout. . . . St. Bonaventure (9-7) clinched its first winning season in three years with a 2-1 win over St. Joseph's on goals by Jo Storms.

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: Canisius lost to Siena in four games despite 13 kills and 24 digs by Tammy Richley.

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