Canisius is finding that the path to another Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference women's lacrosse championship will be even more difficult than usual.
After having their 27-game MAAC regular season winning streak ended on Sunday by Monmouth, the Golden Griffins needed a first half rally and tough defense in the final minutes to defeat old rival Marist, 13-12, on Wednesday at the Demske Sports Complex.
Allie Stewart (Lancaster) scored her fourth goal of the game, a man-up tally, for a 13-11 lead with 7:57 left and it stood up as the game-winner for the Griffs.
Camille Renaud scored her second of the game to draw Marist within a goal with 7:00 left but the Red Foxes were shut out the rest of the way.
Marist led, 3-0, before six unanswered goals put Canisius in front, 6-3, at the half and they held the lead the rest of the way. Rebecca Van Laeken made a huge save with 3 seconds left to preserve the win.
Jen Reininger scored three goals for Canisius while Bryar Cummings had two tallies and Jourdan Roemer had a goal and two assists. Lauren Smolensky, Rachel Ryan and Marissa Malvaso had single tallies for the Griffs (7-6, 4-1 MAAC). Marist is 7-5, 3-1 in conference play.
Kent State 13, Canisius 11: Liam Wilson (4 for 6) drove in five runs with a pair of home runs for the Griffs in the loss. Christ Conley also homered for Canisius (17-11).
UB 16-7, Akron 1-4: Anna Acuon and Jenelle Martinez each hit a home run and drove in five runs and Jessica Goldyn and Danielle Lallos also homered for the Bulls in the opener. Ally Power (10-9) pitched both games for UB.
Robert Morris 7-10, St. Bonaventure 6-2: McKenna Holtz had two hits including a double and Hailey Blencowe had a double for Bona in the opener. Brooke Kane-Walker drove in two runs for the Bonnies in the night cap.
University at Buffalo seniors Kyle DeWeen and Tim Roberts have been named to the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society – comprised of college football players who maintained a cumulative 3.2 or better grade point average throughout their college career.
Senior defenseman Brody Power of Buffalo State was named State University Athletic Conference Men’s Hockey Scholar-Athlete of the year. Power has a 3.92 average in economics and intends to pursue a masters in business administration.