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Motondo wins in return

Nicole Motondo returned to the lacrosse field in fine fashion Tuesday afternoon. The senior who missed most of last season with a knee injury scored four goals with one assist to pace St. Bonaventure's women's lacrosse team to a 13-5 season-opening win over Siena.

Katie Hurley, Katelyn Fass and Brenna Houghton each scored two goals for the Bonnies (1-0).

Elsewhere, Erica Nasca scored three goals for Canisius (2-2) in a 13-6 loss to Duquesne.

SOFTBALL: Canisius split and the University at Buffalo lost twice in doubleheaders at the University of South Florida Spring Break Classic in Tampa. A single by Rachelle Barrientos in the eighth inning gave Canisius a 1-0 win over host South Florida. The Griffs lost, 5-4, in extra innings to Fordham as Jamie Gerace went 3 for 4 with an RBI. The Bulls meanwhile lost losing to Northern Illinois, 9-0 and South Florida, 6-3. Dana Carter (Williamsville South) knocked in two runs for UB. . . . Kelly Goodwin (Niagara Falls) went 3 for 4 with an RBI while Kaitlyn Miller (Depew) drove in two runs while going 2 for 4 to help Hilbert to its first win of the season, 9-1, over Russell Sage at the Snowbird Softball Tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The Hawks (1-4) dropped their second game, 10-1, to Hood.

BASEBALL: Bob Locke went 3 for 4 in driving in a pair of runs for Canisius but the Golden Griffins (3-13) dropped a 10-8 decision to the University of Maryland/Baltimore County.

VOLLEYBALL: Chad Proudman (Eden) had 15 kills and Dan Kick (St. Francis) had 45 assists for Mercyhurst in a four-game win over D'Youville. Mike Rozek (West Seneca West) paced the Spartans with 15 kills.

WOMEN'S TENNIS: UB improved to 7-1 with a win over Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Fla., late Monday night. Kristen Ortman (Amherst) won in straight sets at first singles for the Bulls. . . . Niagara dropped to 4-7 with a 5-2 loss to Long Island in Orlando, Fla. Shella Dargout was the only singles winner for the Purple Eagles.

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