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BONA BOOTS LOSING STREAK, SNAPS HEX AGAINST VA. TECH

Junior Wally Senk collected a goal and three assists Friday afternoon to help St. Bonaventure's soccer team snap a three-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, its first win ever over the Hokies.

Tom Lemmon, Chip Warner and David Servello netted the other Bona goals. Senior goalkeeper Adrian Kane made seven saves for his first win of the season.

"It was a good win for us," said Bona coach Bob Butehorn. "They were at the top of our division."

The Bonnies, 7-6 overall and 3-4 in the Atlantic 10 Conference, have already matched their conference win total from last year. Tech is 10-3-1, 4-1-1.

Eric Schmidt (Williamsville South) and Rich Paige provided the offense for Buffalo State in a 2-0 SUNYAC victory over Oswego. The Bengals are 3-4 in the conference and 6-6 overall.

WOMEN'S SOCCER: Heidi Skinner's third goal of the match gave visiting Virginia Tech a 3-2 overtime victory over St. Bonaventure. Melanie Heeder and Ann Keegan scored for the Bonnies (7-6-1, 2-4-1). Goalkeeper Margaret Reif made seven saves.

It was another long afternoon for Buffalo State goalkeeper Jennifer Rera (Tonawanda) in a 4-0 loss to Oswego, which scored all of its goals in the second half. Rera was busy, collecting 13 saves for the Bengals (2-10, 0-7).

A penalty kick in overtime, awarded on a hand-ball call against the University at Buffalo in the box, gave Pittsburgh a 1-0 win over the Bulls (4-8-1). UB goalie Jamie Adams had blanked Pittsburgh through regulation.

CROSS COUNTRY: UB competed in the ECAC Championships and the women's team finished ninth with 227 points. Yale won with 64. The top UB finisher was Karen Lilly in 21st place. Cornell's Emily Gernano won in 17:39 for 5,000 meters.

In the men's competition, UB was 12th with 299 points as Princeton won with 49. Pat Nolan (Timon/St. Jude) was the Bulls' top finisher (18th).

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: Buffalo State split a pair of matches in SUNYAC pool play, beating Brockport, 15-0, 15-8, 15-17, 15-4, and dropping a 15-12, 15-9, 16-14 decision to Geneseo.

Against Brockport, Christy Singleton had 26 assists and Stephanie Reimer (Alden) had 10 kills and nine blocks. Against Geneseo, Singleton had 16 assists and Phone Philarom (West Seneca East) had 15 digs for the Lady Bengals (16-12).

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