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UB's Dimmick, Cesari earn their claim to fame

Longtime coach and faculty member Betty Dimmick will enter the University at Buffalo Alumni Association Athletic Hall of Fame as the first recipient of the Pioneering Award for women's athletics Oct. 6 in Alumni Arena.

Joseph G. Cesari, class of 1962, will be honored as the first Distinguished Alumni Award inductee for significant contributions to the world of athletics after leaving UB. Cesari retired with a record of 351-31-2 as a high school wrestling coach in Kulpmont, Pa. He is a former UB wrestler and football team member.

Despite the challenges of multiple sclerosis, Dimmick spent 26 years as a coach and administrator at UB before retiring in 2000.

Five other former UB athletes will be enshrined: offensive tackle Ed Ellis (1997), swimmers Inger Rooneem (2000) and Raymond Willie (1994), volleyball star Candi Sims Werkmeister (1997) and wrestler Thomas Jobin (1985).

The event begins with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by the induction ceremony on the basketball court at 7 p.m.

MEN'S SOCCER: St. Bonaventure's 6-foot 5 goalkeeper Jonathan Blanchard made 15 saves, seven during Penn State's 14-shot second half onslaught leading the Bonnies (1-5-2) to a 1-1 tie with the Nittany Lions in University Park, Pa. Blanchard had four saves in the two overtime sessions. Penn State keeper Conrad Taylor made only two saves in the game. The Bonnies tied the game on an own goal in the 45th minute. . . . Christian Elizondo and Casey Cushing scored for Buffalo State (5-2-2) in a 2-1 win over Rochester Institute of Technology. . . . Roosevelt Connel, Vinny Paternostro (Lake Shore), Josh Lucie (Lancaster) and Richard Roth (Springville) each scored a goal in Erie Community College's 4-0 win over Jamestown CC. . . . Andre Larracuente (Lancaster) scored two goals, and Ryan Mangano had a goal and three assists as Medaille (9-1, 2-0 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference) extended its winning streak to nine with a 5-1 win over Pitt-Bradford. . . . D'Youville (1-2 in North East Atlantic Conference) got goals from Austin Dessong and Derek Golley in a 3-2 loss to Keystone.

WOMEN'S SOCCER: Coryn Walker scored twice as Medaille (7-2, 1-1 AMCC) beat Pitt-Bradford, 4-1. . . . Hilbert's Kelly Goodwin made 23 saves in a 1-0 overtime loss to Penn State-Behrend.

VOLLEYBALL: Daemen (3-18, 0-2 American Mideast Conference) lost in three games to Houghton. Holly Buszek (St. Mary's) had nine kills and Heidi Memminger (Sweet Home) had 13 assists for the Wildcats.

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Canisius College will open its men's basketball schedule with an exhibition game against McMaster on Nov. 6 at the Koessler Center and will play at UB on Nov. 18 in the regular season opener.

The schedule:
agate Nov. 6, McMaster (exh.), 3 p.m.; 18, at UB, 8 p.m.; 26, at St. Bonaventure, 4 p.m.; 30, Hartford, 8 p.m.

Dec. 2, Fairleigh Dickinson, 7 p.m.; 9, St. Peter's, 7 p.m.; 11, Siena, 6 p.m.; 17, at Detroit, 4 p.m.; 22, Boston U., 2 p.m.; 30, at West Virginia, TBA.

Jan. 3, at Brown, 7 p.m.; 5, at Marist, 7:30 p.m.; 7, at Fairfield, TBA; 12, Loyola, 7 P.M.; 14, Iona, 2 p.m.; 17, Niagara, TBA; 20, at Manhattan, TBA; 22, at Siena, TBA; 27, Rider, 7 p.m.; 29, Fairfield, 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 3, at Iona, 7:30 p.m.; 5, at Rider, 1 p.m.; 8, at Niagara, 7 p.m.; 11, Manhattan, 2 p.m.; 13, Marist, 7 p.m.; 18, ESPN Bracket Buster (opponent and time TBA); 24, at St. Peter's, TBA; 26, at Loyola, TBA.

March 3-6, MAAC Championships at Albany.

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