It's been a steady stream of success for most of the Buffalo-area NCAA Division 1 women's soccer teams this fall, with three of the four programs reaching the postseason.
No. 5-seeded Niagara cobbled together a double-digit lead during an abysmal first half shooting performance for both teams and extended it to as large as 19 points in the second half before hanging on for a 67-62 victory.
Niagara (8-10, 7-9 MAAC) hasn’t played a game in more than two weeks, since a 68-66 home loss to Siena on Feb. 21, and only twice since January because of positive Covid-19 tests.
No. 8-seeded Niagara’s season ended with a 74-65 loss to No. 9 Siena in the first round of the MAAC Women’s Basketball Championship tournament.
No. 6-seeded Canisius succumbed to a late run by No. 11 Rider, which erased an 11-point second-half deficit to defeat the Griffs 78-76.
Coach Greg Paulus offered no definitive answer as to whether the Purple Eagles will play in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament, which is scheduled to begin Monday in Atlantic City, N.J.
The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference announced Monday that it has adopted a set of guidelines for resuming athletic competition, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Canisius and Niagara are members of the 11-school MAAC. The eight-point plan was unanimously recommended Friday to the conference’s council of presidents by the MAAC’s committee on athletic administration. “The conversation about how
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Niagara senior guard Maggie McIntyre said she was thankful when she woke up Wednesday morning. Thankful the Purple Eagles’ season was still alive. Thankful for another game in her college career, another game with her best friends. Thankful and fearless. “Being the eight seed against a one seed, you have nothing to lose,” McIntyre said.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Greg Paulus never imagined when he was promoted to head coach of the Niagara men’s basketball program two weeks before the start of the season after Patrick Beilein abruptly resigned because of personal reasons before ever coaching a game, that he’d lead the Purple Eagles on a run in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament.
Nobody has played more games for Canisius than Malik Johnson, but the Golden Griffins wish the senior’s run could have lasted a little
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Canisius sure didn’t play like the worst team in the conference. At least, not at first. The No. 11 Golden Griffins, saddled with the lowest seed in program history, raced to an early double-digit advantage before flatlining in the second half against No. 6 Siena, falling 58-48 in the first round of the Metro Atlantic
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Niagara towered over the competition. The No. 8-seeded Purple Eagles used a distinct height advantage and deep bench to defeat No. 9 Saint Peter’s for the third time this season, claiming a 64-53 victory in the first round of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference women’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall. Dagny Davidsdottir,
The Canisius and Niagara men’s basketball teams hope the third time is the charm. Both programs face opponents they have not beaten this season in the first round of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament
Shauna Green would love to have the opportunity to face her alma mater as a head coach. Green is a former Canisius College women’s basketball standout who is in her fourth year as coach of the Dayton women’s basketball team, which hosts St. Bonaventure University in an Atlantic 10 Conference matchup on Feb. 26. She told The News earlier