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MARELLA'S FIRST HOMER HELPS BONNIES SPLIT SOFTBALL TWINBILL

Freshman Dana Marella (Kenmore West) had two hits, including her first collegiate home run, as visiting St. Bonaventure defeated St. Francis, Pa., 6-3, in the second game of a softball doubleheader.

The Bonnies dropped the opener, 8-0.

Marella's homer -- a two-run shot -- and single were among Bona's 11 hits in the nightcap. Freshman Leslie Baker and juniors Tracy Nytransky and Bree Robinson had two hits apiece.

BASEBALL: Canisius infielder Carl Kossow (Pioneer), who posted nine hits in 13 at-bats during Sunday's four-game marathon against Siena, has been named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference's North Division player of the week.

Kossow had only two hits before Sunday's outburst, which raised his batting average from .133 to .393. He had three doubles, two home runs and seven RBIs as the Griffs (5-7, 3-1 MAAC) took three of the four games from Siena, the defending league champions.

WOMEN'S LACROSSE: Kara Grooms of Niagara has been named the MAAC's defensive player of the week. The freshman goaltender posted a .658 save percentage and 6.5 goals-against average to lead the Purple Eagles to a 1-1 record last week.

WOMEN'S TENNIS: Sarah Wilcox's three-set loss was the only highlight for Bona, which fell to Pittsburgh, 9-0.

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