For the second straight year, St. Bonaventure's golf team defeated rivals Canisius and Niagara to take the Little Three Championship. The Bonnies took their 40th overall title in 64 editions of the championship.
Senior Patrick Sheerer took medalist honors shooting 72 and 75 to finish at 147 (plus-7) at Niagara Falls Country Club. With the win, Sheerer earned entry into the 2018 Porter Cup.
With Thursday's win, the Bonnies have earned three straight victories for the first time since September 2007 after triumphs earlier this month at the full field Binghamton Intercollegiate as well as head-to-head over Siena in The Murray Cup.
Bona women's soccer earns second win
With an early goal from Mariah Marrero, the St. Bonaventure women's soccer team picked up just its second win of the season, defeating Duquesne, 1-0, in Pittsburgh on Thursday.
Marrero scored in the 18th minute with assists by Alex Thompson and Sydney Cassagnol. Goalkeeper Lauren Malcolm was credited with four saves, but Duquesne mounted a fierce offensive attack, including 10 shots in the second half.
The Bonnies, who won their first game Oct. 8 over Rhode Island, moved to 2-5-2 in the Atlantic 10 and 2-13-3 overall.
Duquesne fell to 10-5-2 overall, 6-3-0 in conference play.
Bona closes out the season Sunday hosting Saint Joseph's at 1 p.m. at Marra Athletics Complex.
UB women lose at home
Ball State scored a goal in the 79th minute to earn a 2-1 win over the University at Buffalo in Mid-American Conference women's soccer.
Ball State took a 1-0 lead in the 42nd minute. The Bulls tied the game in the 77th minute on a goal by Julia Benati.
UB senior goalkeeper Laura Dougall set the MAC record for career minutes played in the game, racking up 7,109 minutes of game action in her career.
The Bulls fell to 4-4-1 in conference play and 6-8-2 overall. They close out their home schedule at noon Sunday when they host Miami (Ohio).