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WNY Colleges: Canisius gets late goal to tie Colgate, Niagara falls

Canisius (1-1-1) got the tying goal by Bobby Hoover with an extra attacker on the ice with a minute left to play and ended up in a 3-3 tie with Colgate at HarborCenter on Saturday night. There was confusing surrounding Hoover's game winner. At first no goal was awarded and play continued with Colgate's Evan Peterson scoring into the empty Canisius net at the other end. After video review, however, Hoover's goal was allowed and the subsequent play resulting in Colgate scoring into an empty net  was overturned.

Canisius got the game's first goal, by Jesse Pereira at 1:10 of the second period, but the lead didn't stand up long. Colgate (2-2-1) tallied three times before the second period was over. The Raiders' goals were by Bobby McMann, Paul Meyer and Trevor Cosgrove.

Dylan McLaughlin tallied on the power play for Canisius just 34 seconds into the third period with Ryan Schmelzer and Felix Chamberland assisting.

Nick Hutchison assisted on the first Canisius goal.

Union (2-5-0) scored just 36 seconds into the game on a goal by Jack Adams and went on to a 5-1 men's hockey victory over Niagara (2-2-0) at Dwyer Arena. After Adams' goal, the Dutchmen added three more tallies in the second period, by Ryan Scarfo, Brendan Taylor and Greg Taylor. The run was interrupted only by Johnny Curran's power-play goal for Niagara with 1:03 left in the period. It took Union just 30 seconds to get that one back on Campbell's tally with 33 seconds left in the period.
Scarfo scored his second of the game at 3:13 of the third period.

Utica pulls away in second half, defeats Buffalo State in football

Utica shut down the Buffalo State offense in the second half while scoring the final 21 points of the game in a 34-12 Empire 8 Conference victory over the Bengals on Saturday at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium in Utica.

The loss dropped the Bengals to 4-3 overall and 1-3 in Empire 8 play. It was Buffalo State's third straight loss in conference play. Utica is 3-4, 2-3 in Empire 8 including a five overtime setback last week at St. John Fisher, 39-36.

Utica struck right off the bat when Nicodemus Gambill ran 73 yards on the second play after the opening kickoff. Buffalo State came back with a 93-yard drive which ended with Antoine Holloman scoring on a 7-yard run. However, the Bengals yielded another big play, a 74-yard punt return by Dan Kehrer before the first quarter ended. Buffalo State struck with the long ball early in the third quarter when Kyle Hoppy (Orchard Park) connected with Stephen Johnson (McKinley on a 75-yard scoring pass to make it 13-12.

After that the Bengals did little on offense. Five of their final six possessions ended with punts, including three three-and-out series. Meanwhile Vinny Aloi accounted for two of the Pioneers' three scores, passing for one touchdown and running 44 yards for the game's final TD.

Buffalo State outgained the Pioneers, 388-330, as Hoppy completed 13 of 28 passes for 273 yards and Kevin Torrillo (Sweet Home) completed 3 of 6 for another 25. Hoppy also ran 13 times for 36 yards. Holloman, a senior from Brooklyn, gained 47 yards in 13 rushing attempts. Ricky Bailey (Niagara Falls) had six pass receptions for 126 yards, including a 60-yarder. Linebacker Bart Mazzara (Starpoint) had eight tackles to lead the Bengals defense. Khalil Sommerville (Bennett) had two of Buffalo State's three sacks.

The Bengals will be home on Saturday for Homecoming Day against first-place Brockport in an Empire 8 game at noon.

Erie Community College's football team (1-4) will return to action today with a 1 p.m. game at the Alfred U. junior varsity.

MEN'S SOCCER: Buffalo State extended its school record unbeaten streak to 14 games (11-0-3) Saturday with a 1-0 victory over New Paltz at Coyer Field. The Bengals (13-1-3 overall) remain unbeaten in SUNYAC play with 6-0-3 record.

Nick Pavone scored on a free kick from 35 yards on the left wing in the 30th minute for the winning goal. It was his eighth goal of the season. Buffalo State outshot the visitors, 23-8, and yielded only one shot on goal.

The Bengals will face Alfred away in a nonconference game on Tuesday then as the No. 3 seed mostly likely will face No. 6 Geneseo in the quarterfinals of the SUNYAC playoffs on Saturday.

WOMEN 'S SOCCER: Niagara (7-8-2, 3-6-1 MAAC) honored graduating seniors Eva Bachmann, Courtney Betts, Sophie Connor, Naomi Giovino and Kelsey Lafferty before its 3-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference victory over Iona. Kelsey Araujo, Alexis Horwedel, Selena Mangoni and Morgan Genovese scored the the Purple Eagles who will plsy in the MAAC Championships starting Saturday in Orlando, Fla. Sabrina Locas had six saves for the shutout..

CROSS COUNTRY:  Daemen's Amy Trabert was second overall and Tara Pede crossed in sixth place to lead the Wildcats to a second place team finish in the East Coast Conference Cross-Couintry Championships at New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury. Travert, a senior from Amherst ran 18:36.06. Pede posted a personal bst 19:02.01. Roberts Wesleyan had 36 to win the team title. Daemen had 67.

Daemen placed four runners among the top 17 and finished third behind Roberts Wesleyan and St. Thomas Aquinas in the men’s race at Old Westbury. Sophomore John Bodnar was the top Daemen finisher, 12th in 26:40.71.



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