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NIAGARA BLANKED BY MERCYHURST

Niagara outshot Mercyhurst, 26-19, but couldn't solve goaltender Tiffany Ribble and lost to the Lady Lakers, 3-0, Sunday afternoon in Dwyer Arena in Lewiston. It was the first loss after four victories for Niagara. Mercyhurst (3-4) snapped a four-game losing streak.

Jessica Dillabough, Randi Pilger and Lindsay Barch took care of the scoring for Mercyhurst, which scored in each period.

MEN'S SOCCER: Patrick McCall scored with Canisius playing a man short to give Marist a 4-3 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference victory at the Demske Complex. An intentional handball at 83:31 by Justin Phillips of the Griffs resulted in a red card and meant Canisius had to play short-handed the rest of the game. McCall scored 1:47 later. Brad Kenny scored twice and Antonio Gallo once for Canisius, which wound up its conference schedule at 3-6 and is 5-10-3 overall with one game left.

Geoff Thompson (Clarence) scored his first goal of the season as the University at Buffalo tied Western Michigan, 1-1, in a Mid-American Conference game in Kalamazoo, Mich. UB (6-6-2, 1-3-1 in the MAC) outshot the Broncos, 12-9.

Siena shut out Niagara, 2-0. Goalkeeper Dan O'Shea had eight saves for NU (4-13-1, 2-7 in the MAAC).

St. Bonaventure lost, 1-0, to La Salle in Philadelphia on Matt Hernberger's goal with three minutes left in the second overtime. Freshman goalkeeper Sean Eyde made three saves in his first collegiate start for the Bonnies. St. Bonaventure (6-10, 2-7 in the Atlantic 10) outshot La Salle, 17-12, despite playing one man short in the second half.

WOMEN'S SOCCER: Rozie Luzak assisted on the tying goal, then scored in overtime to give Niagara a 2-1 nonconference victory over Robert Morris in Moon Township, Pa. Luzak set up Ashley Cullen's first-half goal for Niagara, then scored on a rebound off the crossbar in OT. It was the season finale for the Purple Eagles (6-11).

La Salle defeated St. Bonaventure, 5-1, in an Atlantic 10 game in Olean. Lica Nicola scored the lone goal for the Bonnies (3-13-1, 1-8 in the A-10).

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: Christina Wildes had 18 kills and Kim Hoffman and Nicole Boucher had 17 digs each for Canisius (3-13, 1-4) in a 3-1 loss to Iona in MAAC competition.

Fairfield swept Niagara in three games. Vanessa Gerbetez (Orchard Park) had a team-high 14 kills and Amy Davidzik (Lancaster) had 14 digs for the Purple Eagles (7-8, 3-2).

WOMEN'S TENNIS: St. Bonaventure's doubles team of Natalie Rumpel and Amanda Pesono (Holy Angels) lost in the second round of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Eastern Regionals in Philadelphia.

Pesono lost to Annie Collier of Army in singles, 6-2, 6-2. Bona's doubles team of Johanna Pesola and Michelle Kearne lost in qualifying.

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