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Colleges: Canisius upends St. Bonaventure in men's soccer

Canisius scored twice in the second half to take a Little Three men’s soccer showdown over St. Bonaventure. The Golden Griffins scored a 2-0 win over the Bonnies in Olean on Friday night.

Alex Grattarola scored in the 57th minute while Filippo Tamburini scored in the 71st minute to secure the Griffs’ win. Canisius improved to 3-1-0 overall while the Bonnies fell to 2-2-1.

Niagara picked up its first men’s soccer win of the season with a pair of second-half goals from Asante Carroll in a 2-1 victory over Robert Morris. The game was played in Oneonta as part of Hartwick College’s Mayor’s Cup.

Canisius earns shutout

It was the third shutout win of the season for the Canisius women’s soccer team as the Golden Griffins blanked Robert Morris, 1-0, in Moon Township, Pa. Amanda Wisebeck got the lone goal at 78:47, deflecting a corner kick by Emily Czechowski. Alana Rossi got the shutout, making four saves.

Niagara improved to 4-1-1 with a 2-1 win over Fairleigh Dickinson in Lewiston. The Purple Eagles took a 1-0 lead at 13:08 when Courtney Betts finished a pass from Eva Bachmann. Bachmann scored at 44:13, hitting the far post from inside the box, for a 2-0 lead. FDU scored in the final minute .

The University at Buffalo suffered a 2-1 overtime loss to Cornell at UB Stadium. The Big Red took a 1-0 lead in the first half. The Bulls (1-5) tied the game in the 55th minute as Kaitlyn Walsh scored her first career goal. But Kennedy Yearby scored in the third minute of overtime to give Cornell the win.

UB, Niagara get wins

The University at Buffalo improved to 4-2 with a volleyball sweep against Coppin State at the Georgetown Tournament. The Bulls won, 25-22, 25-14, 25-14. Three players had nine kills for the Bulls – Polina Prokudina, Andrea Mitrovic, and Megan Wernette.

Niagara picked up two wins at the Hartford Invitational. The Purple Eagles (3-5) opened by beating host Hartford, 25-14, 24-26, 25-19, 26-24. They followed that with a four-game win over Central Connecticut State (25-20, 18-25, 27-25, 25-18). Nicole Matheis had 23 kills over both matches for Niagara.

Hosting its first tournament in four years, Canisius dropped its first match of the Canisius Invitational to Bucknell, 25-15, 30-28, 31-29. Claire Leonard had 11 kills for the Griffs (2-6). Canisius plays Charlotte (10 a.m.) and Eastern Washington (6 p.m.) at the Koessler Athletic Center today.

ECC opens season

ECC opens its football season at noon today. The Kats will host Hocking College, which lost its season opener, 56-20, to Monroe. ECC was supposed to open last weekend against ASA College at Virginia State, but the game was canceled due to weather.

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