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BOSTIC'S GOAL PUTS CANISIUS OVER ARMY

Canisius overcame a 2-0 first-period deficit Saturday night and defeated Army, 3-2, in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference men's hockey game in the Buffalo State Sports Arena.

Kevin Bostic netted the game-winner with 3:19 left in the third period. Josh Heard and Fred Coccimiglio assisted on the goal. After the Cadets jumped to a 2-0 lead with 9:40 left in the opening period, Marc Bouffard got Canisius (4-7, 4-3) started with a power-play goal at 16:19. David Ovcjak tied the game with a goal at 1:24 of the second period.

Canisius goalie Bryan Worosz made 24 saves. Brad Roberts had 20 stops for Army (2-7, 2-6).

Elsewhere, Buffalo State (3-7-0, 1-3-0 in SUNYAC) lost at Geneseo, 5-3. Joe Urbanik, Ricardo Hernandez and Dave Cadarette scored the Bengals' goals. . . . Fredonia won its fourth straight in the SUNYAC with a 4-2 victory at Brockport. Mark Fattey had the game-winner for the Blue Devils. . . . David Seeger (Frontier) scored twice and Justin Tricoli (Cheektowaga), Brian Hillery (Timon) and Brett Murrary (Depew) had single goals for Erie Community College (4-2, 2-2) in a 5-1 victory at Mohawk Valley CC. Goalie Mike Young (Maryvale) had 31 saves.

FOOTBALL: Buffalo State closed a disappointing football season Saturday with a 7-3 loss to Washington & Jefferson at snowy Coyer Field.

Quarterback Brian Dawson of the Presidents (8-2) ran 9 yards for the game's only touchdown with 3:44 to play in the first quarter.

Buffalo State (1-9) got a 36-yard field goal by Eric Buchanan with 4:13 left in the third quarter but could get no closer. The Bengals netted 130 yards on 44 rushing attempts while holding W&J (8-2) to a net 68 yards on 48 attempts. Dawson completed 10 of 20 passes for the visitors for 82 yards. Two Buffalo State passers, Jeff Shostak and Nick Stepien, were a combined 3 for 23 with two interceptions and just 51 yards.

John Lesure led the Bengals' defensive effort with 11 tackles and one sack. Star Handley also had 11 tackles and a half a sack.

MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY: Todd Witzleben of La Salle (Orchard Park) finished sixth in the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals at Canaan Valley Resort, W.Va., and qualified for the NCAA Championship run Nov. 25 in Terre Haute, Ind.

Witzleben was timed in 30:46.6 over a 10,000-meter course. He is the two-time Atlantic 10 Conference champion.

Jerimie Slick finished 16th in 31:22.8 and Joel Beatty was 43rd in 32:16.1 to lead the University at Buffalo to 12th place at the NCAA Northeast Regional in Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.

Canisius, led by a 57th-place finish by Patrick Leone (32.28.4), finished 14th. Niagara was 33rd.

WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY: UB was 14th, Canisius 34th and Niagara 35th in the NCAA Northeast Regional in the Bronx. Melissa Burrows of UB was the top Western New York finisher, 52nd in 22:28.8.

WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Northeastern (3-5-1) scored on the power play just 41 seconds into the game and went on to a 4-1 victory over Niagara (7-3-0) in a nonconference game in Dwyer Arena in Lewiston. The win avenged Friday night's loss to the Purple Eagles. Teresa Marchese-DelMonte had the lone Niagara goal, which came after the Huskies had built a 4-0 lead. The loss snapped a four-game NU win streak.

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Kharmen Wingard (Bennett) and Steve Chandler had 22 points each for Daemen (4-0) as the Warriors upset the host Sienna Heights in the championship game of Sienna Heights' tournament in Adrian, Mich. Sienna Heights was ranked 10th in the nation by the NAIA. . . . Niagara County CC (3-1) suffered its first loss, to visiting Albany CC, 82-74. Joe Feagin (Wilson) had 24 points and 10 rebounds for the Trailblazers.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: St. Bonaventure pulled away with a 22-2 first-half run and went on to a 73-52 exhibition victory over Syracuse AAU in the Reilly Center. Sophomore Lyndsey Maurer led the Bonnies with 21 points (18 in the first half) in her first game action since returning from an ACL injury a year ago.

WOMEN'S SOCCER: No. 1 seed St. John's (10-6-4) advanced to the championship game of the ECAC playoffs with a 2-0 win over Niagara (12-6-1). Niagara star Rosie Luzak (Lew-Port) was limited to four shots.

WRESTLING: UB finished seventh and had three third-place finishers -- Mike Sebaaly at 125, Garret Bon Tempo at 184 and Kyle Cerminara at 197 -- in the prestigious Oklahoma Gold Classic at Brockport. Oklahoma won the team title.

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