The University at Buffalo turned a battle between local women's volleyball teams into a one-sided romp. The Bulls swept Canisius, winning Wednesday's non-league match, 15-5, 15-6, 15-12, at the Koessler Center.
Heather Barfuss had eight kills and Lindsay Matikosh (North Tonawanda) added six for the Bulls (4-9). Maggie Maloney (Mt. Mercy) led the Griffs' defense with 18 digs while Jennifer Debb had 13 kills.
The Griffs face Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opponents St. Peter's on Saturday at 6 p.m. and Manhattan College on Sunday at 1 p.m. Both matches are in the Koessler Center. On Friday the Bulls travel to Eastern Michigan for a Mid-American Conference match at 7 p.m.
In other matches: Jen Schoemaker led D'Youville with 13 kills and eight digs in a 15-8, 15-2, 15-7 win over Buffalo State. Lisa Herrscher (Clarence) had 15 assists and four digs for Buffalo State. . . . Erin Holahan (Roy-Hart) had 57 assists and Katie Schrantz (Lancaster) had 18 kills as Daemen improved to 13-4 with a five-game win over Houghton. . . . Sarah Muccigrosso had 14 assists in Fredonia State's 15-2, 15-2, 15-0 sweep of Hilbert.
WOMEN'S SOCCER: Jen Gwizdowski (Kenmore East) scored for Canisius in a 2-1 non-league loss at the University at Albany. Amanda Slater had nine saves for the Griffs (1-10). . . . Mikelle Huber scored on an assist from Jen Robinson in Fredonia State's 3-1 loss to Penn State-Behrend. . . . Buffalo State fell to 3-6 with a 1-0 loss to St. John Fisher.
SOFTBALL: Genevieve Garcia, Janice Hoeltke (Depew), Jill Iacono (Williamsville South) and Lynn Stoczynski (Depew) of Canisius were named All-American Scholar Athletes by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
The Griffs also earned the All-Academic team award, ranking 19th among NCAA Division I schools with a 3.221 grade point average. Louisiana Tech led the nation with a cumulative grade point average of 3.571.
WOMEN'S TENNIS: No. 4 singles player Nicole Becker won her match for Buffalo State in a 8-1 loss to Brockport.