*The University at Buffalo (4-3) recorded its 300th program win Friday in a 2-0 victory at Robert Morris. Lucas Bassan scored the game-winning goal with seven minutes left in regulation with the Bulls playing a man down. Bassan then assisted on Mike Unwin's goal in the final minute. Nick Fetterman (North Tonawanda) made four saves to earn his fourth shutout.
*Canisius (1-5-1) gave up four second-half goals in a 5-3 loss at Western Michigan (1-6). It's the first time the Golden Griffins have failed to win a game in which they led at halftime since Sept. 10, 2005 -- a streak of 19 straight games. Alan McGreal had two goals for Canisius, which led, 3-1, at halftime. McGreal moved into second place in program history with 29 career goals and needs five more to match Tony Burke's record. McGreal, who has recorded the most points in school history, also moved into second place with 26 career assists, two shy of Ryan Puntiri's Canisius record. Jason Marks also scored for the Golden Griffins.
*After completing the nonconference portion of its schedule unbeaten, Canisius stayed perfect on the season by opening Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play with a 3-1 win over visiting Rider. Sylvia Kowalski, who entered the game ranked second nationally in points per game (3.0), scored her ninth goal of the season for the Golden Griffins (7-0-1, 1-0). Kasey Makowski and Kelly Reinwald also scored in the win. The Griffs host Loyola (5-4-2, 1-0) at 1 p.m. Sunday.
*At Monteagle Ridge, Niagara failed to protect a 1-0 lead and dropped its MAAC opener to Loyola, 2-1. Brittany Benthin scored for the Purple Eagles (4-5-1, 0-1) after both teams were scoreless in the first half.
Bree McMahon (Sweet Home) had a good day for Buffalo State even though the Bengals opened the first round of SUNYAC pool play with a 1-2 mark at Brockport State. McMahon had 20 digs and 11 kills in a three-set win over Plattsburgh. She had 28 digs and two aces in a five-set loss to Geneseo and also had 13 digs and eight kills in a three-set loss to Fredonia.