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WNY Colleges: Zelinski passes ECC to victory

Quarterback Tyler Zelinski passed for three touchdowns and ran one yard for the other in Erie Community College’s 30-7 football victory over the Alfred University junior varsity in Alfred.

Zelinski, a freshman from Medina, Ohio, completed 21 of 30 passes for 253 yards.

His scoring throws went to Amonte Gwinn for 30 yards, Tyler Ringwood (Bishop Timon-St. Jude) for 14 yards and Laquana White for 45 yards.

White had four receptions for 85 yards; Gwinn caught five for 77 yards, and Ringwood have five for 49 yards. DeWayne Lykes led ECC in rushing with 69 yards in 11 attempts.

The Kats (2-4) will be home against Hudson Valley CC at noon on Saturday at West Herr Field in Orchard Park.

WOMEN’S SOCCER: Senior Moira Petrie celebrated Senior Day for the University at Buffalo team at UB Stadium by scoring in the 95th minute to give the Bulls a 1-0 victory over Miami (Ohio). The win clinched a fourth straight trip to the Mid-American Conference tournament for UB (7-8-2. 5-4-1). The MAC will begin postseason play on Sunday with the quarterfinal rouind. Kara Daly assisted onthe winning goal while Laura Dougall had three saves.

St. Bonaventure lost to Saint Joseph’s, 2-1 in an Atlantic 10 Conference game on Senior Day at Bona. Mariah Marrero scored the Bonnies’ goal with Sydney Cerza (Clarence) assisting. Morgan Bower’s second goal of the game in the 82nd minute snapped a 1-1 tie for the Hawks.

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL: Niagara (13-7, 9-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) triumped over Saint Peter’s in three sets, 25-1, 25-16 and 25-19. Caroline Leitch led the Purple Eaglesj with 10 kills as she hit a season-hith .429 hitting percentage. Meghan Higley had her second double-double of the season with 27 assists and 11 digs. Alexis Gray had 17 assists and three aces.

Rider defeated Canisius in four sets, 25-22, 25-20, 20-25 and 25-16, to drop the Golden Griffins to 7-14, 5-6 MAAC) Claire Leonard had 15 kills and three blocks for the Griffs while Cassidy Ceriani had 42 assists.

Niagara will play at Canisius at 6 p.m. on Thursday. NU won the first meeting between the teams in four sets.

Daemen improved its record to 6-3 in the East Coast Conference with a three-set sweep of Mercy, 25 -15, 25-22, 25-16. Courtney Scanlan had 12 kills and six digs for the Wildcats.


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