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Niagara volleyball sweeps Canisius

Niagara beat Canisius in three sets, 25-11, 25-15, 25-19, in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference women’s volleyball match played at the Gallagher Center.

The Purple Eagles swept the season series and improved to 9-12, 5-5 in the MAAC as Alex Stone led the winners with 12 kills and a .529 attack percentage. Alexis Gray finished with 35 assists as Niagara swept the season series with the Griffs for the fifth time in six years.

Canisius (5-14, 5-5) only finished with 19 kills as a team, its lowest total in a match since posting 19 at Niagara on Oct. 20, 2010.

“This was a really big win for this group of athletes in so many ways,” Niagara coach Vilis Ozols said. “They executed extremely well and it was our best outing of the season.”

The Purple Eagles finished with a season-high .349 hit percentage while their nine blocks were their most for a three-set match this season.