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CANISIUS BREAKS SERIES SKID IN MAAC

Matt Mazurek homered and drove in three runs for Canisius in a 7-6 win over visiting St. Peter's. The Golden Griffins (5-16 overall, 3-5 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) rallied for three runs in the ninth inning for the victory that gave them their first MAAC series victory since 2001, also against St. Peter's. R.J. Crawford walked with the bases full to send home the winning run.

Mazurek's homer, his fifth of the season, came in the fifth and followed a triple by Joe Roach, who also had a double. B.J. Stack had two doubles for the Griffs.

Elsewhere in the MAAC, James Avery struck out 12, a career high, and scattered eight hits in pitching Niagara (6-17, 4-3) over visiting Iona, 6-2, for a sweep of a three-game series. Andrew MacNevin homered and Dan Parsons hit a three-run shot.

Bowling Green's Burke Badenhop outpitched Matt Johnson of the University at Buffalo as the Falcons (20-8, 5-4 Mid-American Conference) took Sunday's rubber game of a three-game MAC series from the Bulls, 1-0, in Bowling Green, Ohio. UB is 11-14, 1-3 in the MAC.

Badenhop (6-1) allowed four hits and three walks and struck out nine. Only one UB runner got as far as third base. Johnson issued a bases-loaded walk to Andy Hudak in the first inning for the game's only run, then settled down. He allowed only four hits and one walk after that in his eight-inning stint.

St. Bonaventure (13-12, 3-6 Atlantic 10) lost the finale of a three-game A-10 series, 10-1, to George Washington in Arlington, Va. Brian Pellegrini hit his second homer of the series for the only Bona run.

SOFTBALL: Erie Community College (2-2) scored eight runs in the bottom of the seventh to defeat Onondaga CC, 13-12, in the second game of a doubleheader. The Kats won the opener, 12-7, behind the pitching of Natalie Reif, who also picked up the second-game win in relief. Denice Glowicki's bases-loaded single with two outs capped the winning rally. Hillary Peacock (St. Mary's of Lancaster) was 4 for 4 with two doubles and four RBIs.

Akron (18-16, 2-8 MAC) scored twice in the sixth for a 3-1 victory over UB at Nan Harvey Field. The loss dropped UB to 9-22, 5-5. Lauren Picciano doubled home the only run for the Bulls. . . . Hilary South (Williamsville South) went the five-inning distance in the first game and Jen Toth did the same in the second as D'Youville (5-13, 3-1 North Eastern Athletic Conference) shut out Keystone College, 12-0 and 8-0.

MEN'S TENNIS: St. Bonaventure defeated Xavier, 4-0, for third place in the Atlantic 10 Championship in Monroeville, Pa. Senior Mario Arce won at No. 1 singles over J.R. Randall, 6-3, 7-6 (4), to end his senior season with a 31-6 record.

Alejandro Nery and DeJan Stankovic also scored singles wins for the Bonnies, while victories by Arce and senior Nikhil Murali, and Nery and Andrew Hart won the doubles point.

WOMEN'S LACROSSE: St. Bonaventure (7-3, 0-3 Atlantic 10), lost at Richmond, 8-6. Katie Hurley scored twice for the Bonnies, while Nicole Motondo and Megan Murphy had single goals. Kelly Chevez had five assists for Bona. . . . Ashley Baker's goal with 5:08 left gave Niagara its first MAAC win, a 7-6 triumph over Iona at Niagara Field. The Purple Eagles led, 6-2, at the half, then were shut out until Baker's winning goal. . . . Canisius (5-4, 1-1 MAAC) couldn't hold a 6-2 first-half lead and lost to Manhattan (3-5, 2-0), 11-7. Whitney Card scored three goals for the Griffs, while Erica Nasca, Amanda Marts, Lauren Walsh and Alana Chan had one each.

WOMEN'S TENNIS: Miglena Nenova gained UB's only point by winning at second singles in a 6-1 loss to MAC leader Western Michigan.

WOMEN'S ROWING: UB swept all four races against Colgate and Bucknell on Tonawanda Creek and the Erie Canal. UB eights won the varsity, novice, second varsity and lightweight races over the 2,000-meter course.

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