The Canisius women's soccer team improved its Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference record to 4-0 with a 3-1 victory over visiting Marist Sunday afternoon.
Canisius got goals from Jen Gwizdowski, Aileen Noonan and Shannon Strykowski to improve its overall record to 5-4. Marist fell to 2-4-3 (1-1-1).
Elsewhere in the MAAC, Niagara fell to 0-7, 0-4 with a 1-0 loss at Siena. NU midfielder Megan Daley took eight shots as the Eagles outshot the Saints, 17-4.
University at Buffalo keeper Jaime Adams made eight saves as the Bulls and host Miami (Ohio) battled to a scoreless tie. UB is 7-2-1 (1-2-1 in the Mid-American Conference). Miami stands at 2-4-1 (0-3-1).
St. Bonaventure's goals by Keri Guminey and Abbey Hadzicki (Portville) were not enough as the visiting Bonnies dropped their Atlantic 10 opener to Duquesne, 3-2, in overtime. Freshman goalkeeper Karen Cunningham made 11 saves. Bona is 4-2 overall, Duquesne 6-1.
Buffalo State improved to 3-4 with a 3-0 victory over Cazenovia on goals by Kelley Vachman (Clarence), Tamara Burbee (LaSalle) and Mia Bianco (LaSalle).The Bengals have outshot their last two opponents, 81-5.
MEN'S SOCCER: Niagara goalkeeper Matt Talarico made eight saves in a losing effort as the Purple Eagles fell, 1-0, at Siena. Niagara fell to 1-8 (0-2 in the MAAC) while the Saints improved to 5-1-1 (2-0). Niagara was outshot, 16-7.
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: Vanessa Gerbetz (Orchard Park) posted 15 kills to lead Niagara to a 15-4, 15-4, 2-15, 15-11 victory over Marist. Jodie Bowers (Sacred Heart) had 15 digs as Niagara improved to 7-8.
Erin Oveis (Medina) notched 16 kills and 20 digs as Canisius beat Siena, 15-9, 15-10, 15-9. Jennifer Schneegold (Orchard Park) added 12 kills and 13 digs.
GOLF: Niagara and Canisius finished fourth and seventh, respectively, in the MAAC men's championship at Saratoga Springs. Led by John Heffeman's 73-74-147, Niagara finished eight strokes behind Loyola. Canisius, paced by Stephen Hobart (79-74-153), trailed by 38 strokes in the nine-team field.