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Little Three Trophy stays with Bonnies

Jeff Bagley of Canisius was the individual medalist with a 2-under-par 70, but St. Bonaventure retained the Little Three Trophy with a six-shot victory over the Griffs on Tuesday at River Oaks Golf Club. Niagara was third, four strokes behind Canisius.

Led by sophomore Andy Whalen's 2-over-par 74, the Bonnies shot a four-man score of 14-over-par. Niagara's Chris Agostinelli and Ben Howe of Bona each carded 75s to tie for third individually.

St. Bonaventure senior Josh Anderson, who did not compete in the Little Three matches, was named Atlantic 10 Conference Co-Performer of the Week after winning the individual medal and leading the Bonnies to the championship of the Bucknell Invitational.

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Canisius will host a game at the Koessler Center on Feb. 18 as part of the ESPN Bracket Buster Saturday, an event that features 11 nationally televised games selected from a pool of 100 teams representing 18 conferences. The Griffs' opponent will be determined Jan. 29.

Canisius will begin play with a home exhibition game against McMaster (Ont.) on Nov. 6. The season opener will be at the University at Buffalo on Nov. 18.

MEN'S SOCCER: Jacob Reisdorf (Holland) scored in the 40th minute to give Medaille (7-1-1) a 2-1 win at Daemen (2-1). Lorkan McCarthy of the Wildcats opened the scoring, but Alan Mangano (Silver Creek) tied it for Medaille in the 32nd minute. Medaille had a 14-5 advantage in shots.

Prisco Houndanon scored the game-winner in the 81st minute for Buffalo State (6-2) in a 2-1 win over Pitt-Bradford. Amadu Barrie also scored for the Bengals.

Senior Matt Borchard (Williamsville South) of Fredonia was named Goaltender of the Week in ECAC Upstate New York. Borchard has not allowed a goal in the last 539 minutes, including 262 minutes in three victories last week. He has a goals-against average of 0.49. In 51 career games, Borchard has 21 shutouts.

WOMEN'S SOCCER: Stephanie Gartley scored all the goals for Niagara (6-1-1) in a 3-1 victory at winless Cleveland State. . . . Gina Monaco (Niagara Falls) scored four goals and Liz Jacobsen had a goal and two assists as Buffalo State (5-2-1, 1-2-0 in SUNYAC) defeated SUNYIT, 6-0. . . . An unassisted goal by Jessi Poliseno (Frontier) lifted Fredonia over Elmira, 1-0.

VOLLEYBALL: Buffalo State fell to 0-15 with a loss at Penn State-Behrend. Jen Brier (Grand Island) has 12 kills and seven digs and Sam Damstetter (West Seneca West) had 14 digs for the Bengals. . . . Becky Austin had 10 digs for Erie Community College, but the Kats (0-4) were swept in three games by Genesee CC.

FOOTBALL: It's been quite a fall for St. John Fisher quarterback Nick Suchyna.
The junior had never played a single down for the Cardinals until this year. Then, in his first game and Fisher's season-opener against Kings College, he set the single-game record for completion percentage at 86.4 percent (19 of 22) for 228 yards and two touchdowns. In his first three games, Suchyna (St. Francis) has completed 79.4 percent (54 of 68) for 773 yards with nine touchdowns. The Cardinals are 3-0 and ranked 19th in the national poll.

BASEBALL: St. Bonaventure's baseball home will get its own extreme makeover, thanks to 1980 alumnus Thomas Marra. Marra, who also is a member of the University Board of Trustees, donated $900,000 and earmarked it for the Bona baseball program. The focal point of the project will be a conversion of the field to an artificial surface. Other updates being considered are expanded dugouts and new backstop fencing behind home plate. Work on the project is tentatively scheduled to start in May.

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