The University at Buffalo women's soccer team stayed alive for at least a few more days. With a 2-0 win over Mid-American Conference regular-season champion Ohio on Sunday, the Bulls remain in the eighth and final playoff spot. Should Bowling Green and Toledo tie in their game Thursday, the Bulls will advance to the MAC playoffs. Natlia Corfut (Iroquois) and Jennifer Rounds scored for the Bulls (6-11-1, 5-6-1).
Elsewhere in women's soccer, Niagara trailed, 2-1, when Emily Montgomery tied the game, then junior Kelly Flaherty scored her first career goal to give the Purple Eagles a 3-2 win over St. Peter's. Brittany Bisnott had given Niagara (9-5-1, 4-2-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) a 1-0 lead in the 42nd minute.
"We didn't have our best game today, but we fought and scraped through it," Niagara coach Peter Veltri said.
At St. Bonaventure, Lois Bennett scored in the 20th minute to give the Bonnies (8-8-2, 1-6-2 Atlantic 10) a tie with Temple, 1-1. . . . Jenna Gage posted one save for Canisius (2-12, 1-6 MAAC) in a 4-0 loss to Manhattan.
MEN'S SOCCER: Chris Robey converted a penalty shot to give Canisius a 2-1 win at Manhattan. Yusuf Ibrahim scored on a header to tie the game in the 54th minute for the Griffs (3-10-1, 2-3-1 MAAC). . . . Joe Conjerti (Lockport) scored his first collegiate goal, but Niagara (3-11-2, 1-4-1 MAAC) lost to St. Peter's, 8-1. . . . Despite taking a 1-0 lead on a goal by Cheick Diarra, UB dropped a 4-1 decision at Marshall. It was the seventh loss in the last eight games for the Bulls (7-7-1, 1-3 MAC). . . . Jonathan Blanchard recorded six saves for St. Bonaventure (7-7-1, 3-5 A-10) in a 2-0 loss at Temple.
VOLLEYBALL: Erin Graham and Michelle LeSouder each had 15 kills, while Micole Daluisio (Lancaster) added 18 digs for Niagara (4-15, 2-2 MAAC) in a four-game loss at Iona. . . . Kim Hoffman had 19 kills and 12 digs, while Christina Wildes had 17 kills and 11 digs for Canisius (8-13, 1-3 MAAC) in a four-game loss at Fairfield.
SWIMMING: Both teams from St. Bonaventure improved to 2-0 with wins over Shippensburg at the Reilly Center. On the men's side, Adrian Blaszczak won the 100-yard butterfly and tied teammate Patrick Doret for first in the 50 free. Danielle Grobmeyer won the 1,000 free for the women. . . . Heather Link (Niagara-Wheatfield) won the 50 free and Carissa Farina (Lockport) won the 200 individual medley for Niagara (0-3) in a dual meet with Youngstown State and Vermont.