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NIAGARA BREAKS OUT IN SOCCER

Niagara routed visiting Youngstown State, 9-1, in a non-conference women's soccer game Wednesday.

With their best offensive performance of the season, the Purple Eagles had three players -- Inga Haedicke, Rosie Luzak (Lew-Port) and Stephanie Luzak (Lew-Port) score two goals -- while Shawna Younglove added one.

Melissa Himes recorded 11 saves in her first start for Niagara (2-5), giving up one goal on a free kick late in the first half to Kara White.

Niagara outshot Youngstown, 23-19.

In other women's soccer action, Meredith Reid scored two goals with two assists to lead Niagara County Community College to a 7-1 win over Genesee Community College. Gerianne Coty and Michelle Capen each added two goals for NCCC (4-4).

NOTEWORTHY: University at Buffalo offensive tackle Andy Avery was named Mid-American Conference male scholar athlete of the week. Avery is a dean's list student in psychology and pre-med. . . . Daemen senior setter Erin Holahan (Roy-Hart) was named American Mideast Conference volleyball player of the week after averaging 12.54 assists to lead the Warriors to a 4-0 week. Meanwhile, Daemen freshman Rachel Golonka (Depew) was named the conference's women's soccer player of the week after scoring four goals with one assist in a pair of Warriors' wins.

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