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Niagara wins again over Canisius
With a potent offensive attack, Niagara upended rival Canisius and ended the Golden Griffins seven-match win streak in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference women’s volleyball at the Koessler Center Saturday.
The Purple Eagles (8-9, 5-2 MAAC) had 51 kills, winning the match in four games. It was Niagara’s eighth straight win over Canisius.
Niagara took the first game, 25-22, with Canisius coming back to tie the match at one game-all with a 25-16 win in game two. The Purple Eagles won the next two games, 25-20, 25-18, to take the match.
Ellen Senf had 15 kills and led Niagara with a .316 hitting percentage while Kari Honomichl had 14 kills and 16 digs for her fourth straight double-double. Honomichl also tied the Niagara career record in aces at 139, serving three in the match.
Samantha Good and Logan Sulongga led Canisius (9-8, 6-1 MAAC) with 12 kills apiece with Good also posting a .360 attack percentage and four blocks. Junior Emily Elek had her fourth double-double of the season with 11 kills and 10 digs
Buffalo State loses title game
The Buffalo State volleyball advanced to the title match of the Fredonia Classic, but dropped a four-set match to Westminster (Pa.).
The Bengals (18-5) opened the day with a five-set win over Pitt-Bradford. Sam Parente had 13 kills, while Kelsey Bashore had 40 assists and 17 digs and Chelsea Moore (Kenmore West) added 29 digs.
Buffalo State won the first set against Westminster, 25-10, but then fell 12-25, 25-27 and 12-25. Hannah Renaldo (North Collins) led the Bengals with nine kills while Bashore had 25 assists and 24 digs. Bashore was named to the All-Tournament Team.
MAAC men’s soccer continues
Canisius and Niagara continue their opening homestand in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference men’s soccery today. The Purple Eagles host Rider at 1 p.m. on a 10-game unbeaten streak (7-0-3). They beat Loyola (Md.), 2-1, on Friday in their MAAC opener.
Canisius looks to rebound from losing its conference opener when it hosts Loyola at 1 p.m. in the Demske Sports Complex The Golden Griffins (7-2-2) lost, 2-1 in overtime, to Rider on Friday.