Freshman Alana Chan scored the game-winning goal with 1:29 left, climaxing a second-half comeback that gave Canisius its first win ever over Fairfield in women's lacrosse, 14-12, Sunday afternoon.
The Golden Griffins were down, 7-2, at the half. They still trailed, 12-10, with 2:37 remaining before Whitney Card scored twice to tie the game. After Chan gave the Griffs the lead, Lauren Walsh added the insurance goal with 43 seconds left.
Card led the Griffs (7-5, 2-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) with five goals while Chan added three.
Elsewhere om the MAAC, Marist scored with 1:23 left for a 9-8 win over Niagara. Emma-Lee Harrison scored four goals for the Purple Eagles (5-4, 1-3 MAAC). . . . St. Bonaventure (8-4, 1-4 A-10) lost a chance to stay in the thick of the Atlantic 10 playoff race with a 15-10 loss at LaSalle. Courtney Gibbons and Katie Hurley each scored four goals for Bona.
BASEBALL: Canisius (6-20, 4-7 MAAC) took advantage of two hit batsmen and three walks in the seventh inning to earn a 7-4 win at Rider. B.J. Stack and Gabe Baida each had two hits for the Griffs. . . . Niagara (10-18, 6-4) managed just four hits as its seven-game winning streak ended with a 5-2 loss to Saint Peter's. Mike Alanti had an RBI double and a triple for the Purple Eagles. . . . Fordham scored four runs in the eighth for an 11-8 win over St. Bonaventure. Joe Rizzo led the Bonnies (17-15, 4-8 A-10) with three hits. . . . Miami (Ohio) won its 17th straight against the University at Buffalo, 8-5. Mike Folli was 2 for 4 for Buffalo (11-19, 1-6 MAC), raising his conference batting average to .407.
SOFTBALL: Niagara fell to 1-3 in the MAAC after dropping a doubleheader to Marist, 10-1 and 14-5. Lauren Dombrowski (Lancaster) singled home the NU run in the opener. Jamie Horn (Lewiston-Porter) doubled home two runs in the nightcap. . . . Buffalo State (20-8) collected 26 hits in a sweep of Penn State Behrend, 8-3 and 8-0. Emily Goldyn (Lancaster) had two triples and a pair of RBIs in the first game. Alyssa Brosius (North Tonawanda) pitched a two-hitter and tripled in the second.
TRACK AND FIELD: UB's women won 10 events at the Bucknell Bison Open. Among the winners were senior Faith Thompson (Niagara Falls), who broke her own school record in the shot put (50-9 1/4 ) and set a school mark in the hammer throw (197-6), breaking the 2002 mark set by Sarah Fletcher. Sarah Vance (Lockport) took second in the shot put and qualified for the NCAA regional with her toss of 49-7. At the Mount SAC Relays in California, UB senior Jenny Koeppel (Amherst) broke her school record in the 10,000 with a time of 35:32.65.