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The defending Mid-American Conference women's soccer regular-season champions suffered their first conference slip-up Friday afternoon.

Toledo freshman forward Maria Meyer's second-half goal gave the host Rockets (3-2-1, 2-1-1) a 2-1 victory over the University at Buffalo (3-4, 2-1 MAC) at a soggy Carter Field.

When the UB defense couldn't clear Alissa DeLong's free kick in the penalty box, Meyer got to the loose ball and knocked it underneath UB goalie Emily Cox at the 69-minute, 19-second mark.

The Bulls had tied the game on a goal by junior Andrea Sullivan in the 63rd minute.

The game was delayed 45 minutes by thunderstorms. UB won the MAC regular season title last year with an 8-2-1 mark.

Elsewhere, sophomore Lisa Nicola's goal with just under nine minutes left in the second overtime period gave St. Bonaventure a 2-1 victory in the Atlantic 10 opener for both teams.

Freshman Cheryl Benacci also scored for the Bonnies (1-2-1), which got 13 saves from senior goalie Karen Cunningham. Duquesne is 1-3.

Inga Haedicke scored Niagara's first two goals as the Purple Eagles earned their first victory of the season, 4-0, over Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference foe Iona. Stephanie Luzak (Lew-Port) and Ashley Cullen each added goals, while Alayna Loiselle made two saves for the Eagles. Niagara (1-4) outshot Iona (0-7), 31-4.

Canisius fell to 1-5, 1-1 in MAAC play with a 4-0 home loss to Fairfield.

MEN'S SOCCER: UB had its four-game unbeaten streak halted in its MAC opener, as Tim Cooper's goal gave Akron a 1-0 victory.

Junior Dave Aselin scored five goals as Buffalo State (2-5) pounded D'Youville, 10-2.

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: UB opened its MAC season with a 26-30, 30-18, 30-25, 30-25 loss at Marshall. Freshman Molly Schrantz had 11 kills while sophomore Alexis Bouie (Albion) had 10 for UB.

Buffalo State is 1-1 while Fredonia is 0-2 after the first round of State University of New York Athletic Conference pool play at the Buffalo State Sports Arena. The Bengals beat Oswego but fell to Brockport.

MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY: Rick Streeter took 12th in 25:35 to help Canisius to a 10th-place finish at the National All-Catholic Meet at Notre Dame. Jim Wahl (Clarence) was 38th.

The UB men were to compete in the Mustang Invitational hosted by the University of Western Ontario in London, but the meet was canceled due to heavy thunderstorms.

WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY: Nardin graduate Aileen Hoak was Canisius' top finisher at the National All-Catholic meet at Notre Dame. Hoak was 37th while Courtney McMahon (Mt. St. Mary's) was 51st as the Griffs took 10th place. Melissa Burrows was 10th overall as UB finished seventh at the University of Western Ontario's Mustang Invitational in London. Jessica Moldovan was 29th.

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