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>Women's volleyball

Medaille won a pair of matches over Keuka and Morrisville to win the D'Youville College Spartan Invitational. The Mavericks are 5-0 on the season.

Gina Trainello (Falconer), the tournament's MVP, had 14 kills in a three-game win over Morrisville. Janine Benkleman (Eden) also was named to the all-tournament team.

D'Youville (3-1) took second in its own tournament. Luciana Payne (Mount St. Mary) had 18 kills in a five-game win over Keuka and made all-tournament along with teammate Brittany Yocius.

Erica Page (Lake Shore) made all-tournament from Hilbert, which went 0-4 in the event.

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>Cross country

It's not often a Big 4 name appears at the top of a cross country invitational results page. So it was a big day for Canisius as junior Maura Frauenhofer (Nardin) won the Duquesne Duals. She completed the 5K course in 18:43 and became the first Golden Griffin woman to win a race (other than the Little Three Invitational) in more than a decade.

Frauenhofer and Duquesne's Katie Kelly were shoulder to shoulder over the last 200 meters. Kelly passed to take the lead, but Frauenhofer passed her back and beat Kelly to the finish line by three seconds.

It was a career best for Frauenhofer. Her previous best was a 19:08 in 2007 at the Albany Invitational. Last year at the Duquesne Duals, she finished in 20:09 for 23rd place.

The Canisius women took second place in team scoring as sophomore Christine Mulvihill was 10th in 19:22.

There were 80 runners in the women's field.

"Maura grinded it up," Canisius coach Peter Osmond said. "We are so proud of her and it's obviously from the hard work she does all year to get to this point. It was a great run."

Also of note in the opening weekend for cross country was a top-10 finish for University at Buffalo junior Jacob Hagen (Sweet Home) at the Tommy Evans Invitational in Akron, Ohio. Hagen ran the 4-mile race in 20:53 to place 10th in the field of 65.

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