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Colleges: Daemen's Custodi is first in Ohio triathlon meet

Redshirt freshman triathlete Amber Custodi (Lewiston-Porter) of the Daemen College women's triathlon team was the top finishing female at the Deer Creek Fall Challenge, a sprint-style triathlon held Sunday at Deer Creek State Park in Mount Sterling, Ohio. The event, the final one of the fall season for coach Jon Metz's team, featured a 750-meter swim, a 5-kilometer run and a 12.4-mile cycling portion.

Custodi posted an overall time of 1:14:18.52, putting her across the finish line 45 seconds faster than the next  female. Custodi placed third at the Finger Lakes Triathlon two weeks ago. She's also already been an All-Region honoree based on her performance at Collegiate Triathlon Central Region Qualifier meet in early September.

Veteran Jenifer Igoe of Daemen placed eighth among all female entrants, and first in the 20-24 age bracket. She posted a time of 1:24:14.89. Also, Daemen newcomer Carly Scott finished 32nd overall and third in the 20-24 age bracket with a time of 1:38:36.95.

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: Niagara (8-5, 4-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) extended its winning streak  to seven straight Sunday by sweeping three sets from visiting Siena, 25-7, 25-11 and 25-18. The Purple Eagles started off with a 7-1 lead and made quick work of the winless Saints. Nicole Matheis had nine kills and 10 digs to elad the victory.

Grace Hetterscheidt had a career-high seven kills on eight attempts for a .875 hitting percentage and Alexis Gray had 13 assists in the win.

Canisius (4-10, 2-2 MAAC) lost to Marist at the Koessler Center, 25-21, 25-16, 25-10. Sara Wesley led the Griffs with 11 kills and three blocks.

WOMEN'S SOCCER: The University at Buffalo (3-5-1, 1-1-0 Mid-American Conference) lost its first conference match of the season Sunday, falling to visiting Northern Illinois, 2-0, at UB Stadium. Taylor Sarver and Natalie Yass scored second-half goals for the Huskies.



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