Junior Hunter Walsh (St. Joe's) and sophomore Troy Brady (Grand Island) scored two goals each Sunday as the Canisius men's soccer team defeated Virginia Military, 5-0, at the Demske Sports Complex. It was the Golden Griffins' largest margin of victory since a 7-0 win over Saint Peters in 1995. Canisius led only 1-0 at halftime before Walsh's first goal began the four-goal run in the second half.
Junior Melvin Blair had the other goal for Canisius (2-1-0). Senior goalkeeper Bryce Tramuta recorded two saves for his first career shutoou. The Griffs had a 27-5 shots advantage over the Keydets, 15-1 in the second half.
"This was a well-balanced performance today," Canisius coach Dermot McGrane said. "I felt that we looked very solid in the back and was pleased that we were able to get the shutout. Obviously, if you score five goals in a game you’ve had some great offensive production, which was also very pleasing to see."
Canisius scored four goals or more in successive games for the first time since 2012.
VMI is 0-2-1.
WOMEN'S SOCCER: The University at Buffalo (1-3-0) won its home opener, 5-0, over Youngstown State on Sunday night at UB Stadium. It's the most goals in a game for a women's UB team since a 5-2 win over Toledo in 2004.
Carissima Curona (Williamsville South) scored twice for the Bulls and assisted on a goal while Julia Benati, Kara Daly and Rachel Villalta has single tallies.
Akron had a 16-4 advantage in shots, but Niagara edged the Zips, 1-0, on a goal by Mackenzie Mix in the 14th minute at FirstEnergy Stadium in Akron, Ohio. After that, the Purple Eagles relied on stellar goalkeeping from freshman Sabrina Locas to extend their unbeaten streak to four games. It was the first complete-game shutout for Locas, who played 45 minutes in Niagara's shutout over St. Bonaventure.
Mix, a redshirt freshman, missed the entire 2016 season becamse of injury. Eva Bachmann assisted on the goal.
Locas had four saves, including a late-game stop of a header by Annamarie Alfery.
Le Moyne scored twice in a span of 95 seconds late in the second half and defeated Daemen, 2-0, in a nonconference match at Karrer Field in Amherst. Daemen is 0-1-1. Perhaps the best opportunity for Daemen came in the final minute when Jamie Boyar (Williamsville South) hit the crossbar with her shot. The rebound went to Kayla Neumann (Wilson) but her attempt was turned away by a defender with the goalkeeper out of position.