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Fifty-five goals. That's the new target for future Daemen College women's soccer players after Jamie Boyar smashed in a rebound against St. Thomas Aquinas in the final game of her Wildcats career. The goal – also the eventual game-winner – toppled a career record that had stood for 13 years. The Williamsville South alum was a persistent thorn in the side of East Coast C…

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College soccer season is charging ahead as the calendar has turned to September, and soccer fans have been inquiring what games are worth checking out for both men's and women's programs. Here's the 2019 composite schedule - able to be sorted by men's, women's, NCAA Division I, NCAA divisions 2 or 3, and Erie Community College - thanks to the Google Calendar tool. Enjoy…

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All four Buffalo-area NCAA Division I women's soccer programs kicked off of their 2019 campaigns with non-league matches on Thursday. Half of these teams - the University at Buffalo and Niagara University - advanced to their respective conference playoffs last year, with the Purple Eagles' run to the semifinals marking the deepest of the jaunts. Although there's been…

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There's a new challenge ahead for head coach Gary Boughton. After leading the Erie Community College women's team to the NJCAA Division 3 national title game in 2016, finishing fifth place nationally in 2017 and seizing the top ranking in the national polls for much of 2018, Boughton has accepted the head coaching job for the women's team at Trine University in Angola, …

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Playing college soccer for four years isn't for the faint of heart. It's a grind, more than anything else, with plenty of social sacrifices, juggling of academics, never-ending bus rides and the challenges of how to coexist and thrive in a small community that spends an inordinate amount of time together. With these in mind, all of the graduating seniors from college so…

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Annie Ibey's freshman exploits have come out of nowhere, surprising even the Niagara striker herself. Now with 10 goals on the campaign - including both in the Purple Eagles' 2-1 ousting of Rider in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference quarterfinals Sunday - the Niagara Falls, Ont., native was bashful in describing her breakout season. "Um, no, definitely not," Ibe…

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There's a sense of belief on the 2018 D'Youville women's soccer team. No matter that the Spartans lost their first eight games this year, or that they hadn't scored a league goal in nearly 300 minutes entering the playoffs. DYC has hopped hurdles such as these all season, and even in the dreary, bone-chilling rain-wind mix on Saturday at Dobson Field, Jim Hesch's squad …

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Enduring grueling two-game weekends, spending hours with the trainer and gutting through two-footed tackles all seems worthwhile if your college program reaches the postseason. As is true in any sport, anything can happen in the playoffs. Across the landscape of local college soccer, several programs have advanced to their respective conference tournaments, which begin,…

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The final two weeks of October are the most exciting in local college soccer. Teams have improved over the course of a season, ideally peaking at the right time to seal a playoff berth and make a run through the conference tournament. Given the playoff setup of different conferences in different NCAA levels, the challenge of reaching the postseason varies considerably. …

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Aside from maybe the Canisius men, no other college program has been more ransacked by injuries than the Niagara women's soccer team. Over the last three years, roughly a dozen players have suffered long-term ailments, leaving head coach Peter Veltri frequently with a short bench and few alternatives in his rotation. While the approach to preseason, time for recovery an…

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Local college soccer programs have all moved into conference play, where the games have significantly more meaning. As of late September, there's no Western New York team with a realistic chance at an at-large bid to a national tournament. Buffalo State men's soccer may be the closest, but falling to the University of Rochester and Oneonta in the span of a week seriousl…

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Four seasons at one program is the magic number for a college soccer coach. It means four recruiting classes have come into the team, suffered through the same preseasons and, in most cases, grappled with the same concepts integral to what it means to wear the jersey. For Todd Clark, now in his fourth year at the helm of the Canisius Griffs women's soccer team, the frui…

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BN Soccer's tour around local college soccer begins with a deeper look into the University at Buffalo women's soccer team, which enters Friday's Big 4 rivalry tilt, at UB Stadium against St. Bonaventure, with an impressive 5-1 start to the season. As we will with as many local teams as possible this fall, here are five storylines to know before checking out the Bulls in…

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Maybe you're eager to see what University at Buffalo forward Carissima Cutrona has planned for her final season as a college player. Or perhaps you're intrigued by Canisius College's 2-0 start, with Todd Clark's side looking more balanced than ever. Or it's possible your interests lie in NCAA Division 2 and 3, where Buffalo State College continues its rebuild, D'Youvill…

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It's not as simple as "win and you're in," but there's never been a more meaningful game in the short United Women's Soccer history of the Western New York Flash. At 6 p.m. July 14 at D'Youville College's Dobson Field, the Flash (5-4) will take on the Rochester Lancers in the regular season finale, with a clouded playoff picture desperate to be cleared up. A win won'…