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TWARDZIK'S OT GOAL LIFTS BONA

Senior forward Jen Twardzik scored the winning goal just 35 seconds into overtime in Pittsburgh on Sunday as St. Bonaventure edged Duquesne, 2-1, in the Atlantic 10 women's soccer opener for both teams.

Kristin Konstanty drew the Bonnies (3-4-1) into a tie early in the second half on a feed from Lisa Nicola after the Dukes (1-7) had scored in the first half.

The University at Buffalo bagged a 2-0 Mid-American Conference decision over visiting Marshall, as Paula Listrani led the Bulls (2-1, 6-4) with a goal and an assist. Andrea Sullivan scored the other UB goal while Jaime Adams made eight saves for the shutout.

Three second-half goals turned a close contest into a rout as Rider rang up a 4-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference win over visiting Canisius. Amanda Slater made 15 saves for the Griffs (0-3, 1-9).

Jaclyn Bolognese (Orchard Park) had four goals and an assist to lead Buffalo State past Cazenovia, 7-3. Amy Drozen (Williamsville East) added a goal and two assists for the Bengals (3-5).

Niagara managed just five shots on goal in a 5-0 loss to Loyola (Md.).

MEN'S SOCCER: UB opened its Mid-American Conference schedule at home against Akron and came out on the short end, 3-0. The Bulls fell to 3-3-1 overall.

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: Canisius fell to St. Francis (Pa.), 15-11, 15-4, 10-15, 15-2, to drop to 3-11. Jennifer Debee had 12 kills and 11 digs for Canisius while Nicole Lucie (Lancaster) added 10 kills and four service aces.

Niagara lost to Binghamton, 15-8, 15-11, 5-15, 16-14, and dropped to 2-7. Tricia Traczyk collected 25 kills, 12 digs and two blocks for Niagara, which got 53 assists from setter Laura Haefner.

WOMEN'S TENNIS: St. Bonaventure (3-1) finished second to undefeated Dayton in the two-day Nike Fall Classic in Olean as the Bonnies won two matches on Sunday, beating Canisius, 4-0, and Cleveland State, 6-1. Freshman Amanda Pesono (Holy Angels) won both her singles matches for the Bonnies, as did sophomore Michelle Kearney.

GOLF: Niagara's John Heffernan shot an even-par 70 to grab the individual lead after the first round of the 12th annual St. Bonaventure Leo Keenan Invitational, a 36-hole event which will conclude today at Bartlett Country Club in Olean. Bona's Matt Pochily is in a four-way tie for second at 71.

In the team standings, American University leads by two strokes over Robert Morris. Bona is seventh, Niagara 10th and Canisius 18th in the 18-team field.

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