Senior Giancarlo Iuorio continued his scoring streak with two goals as Niagara defeated Connecticut 5-0, Saturday night at Dwyer Arena, completing a weekend shutout sweep of the Huskies in Atlantic Hockey Association play.
Ryan Murphy had a three-point night with a goal and two assists, while Jeff Hannan added two assists and freshman Matt Chartrain contributed a goal and an assist. Goaltender Carsen Chubak continued his hot streak, stopping 26 shots for his second straight shutout and third in his last three starts.
Meanwhile, at the Buffalo State Ice Arena, Ben Sexton scored with 29 seconds left in regulation to give Clarkson a 3-3 overtime tie with Canisius. Tyler Wiseman, who scored twice for the Griffs, put his team in front with 54 seconds left, but Clarkson scored with the goalie out in favor of an extra skater. Mitch McCrank had the other Canisius goal while Griffs goalie Tony Capobianco made 30 saves.
MEN’S SOCCER: Frustrated in a scoreless first half in which it fired 15 shots, Medaille (17-2-0) broke through with a second half goal by George Tor to defeat rival Penn State-Behrend, 1-0, in Erie, Pa., in the championship game of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference playoffs and earn its sixth bid to the NCAA Division III championship.
Tor beat a charging Will Cole, the Behrend goalkeeper, in the 79th minute for the winning goal. Medaille had seven shots on goal to two by the Lions, who hosted the championship game as the No. 1 seed on the basis of a 3-2 win in overtime against the Mavericks in their regular-season meeting.
WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL: Kelsey Bashore had 32 assists as Buffalo State swept New Paltz to earn a berth in today’s championship match at noon in the Bengals’ Sports Arena against Cortland. Sam Parente had 10 kills and Chelsea Moore (Kenmore West) had 26 digs for the Bengals. … Canisius (15-10, 12-3 MAAC) defeated Manhattan, 25-20, 22-25, 25-13, 25-23, in the Koessler Center to clinch a spot in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament Nov. 17-18 at Fairfield University. Samantha Good led the Godlen Griffins with 20 kills. … Medaille (15-12) defeated Franciscan in four sets (25-18, 19-25, 25-20 and 25-25) to reach the AMCC championship game today against host Penn State-Behrend. Meghan Fahy had 22 kills and Simmone Talford had 49 assists for the Mavericks.
MEN’S BASKETBALL: St. Bonaventure raced to a 19-4 lead and led by as many as 45 in defeating Mansfield (Pa.) University, 104-61, in an exhibition game at the Reilly Center. Demetrius Conger led the Bonnies with 25 points. Youssou Ndoye had 14 points while Eric Mosley scored 11 and Charlot Kloof and Michael Davenport had 10 each.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Jordan McGee nailed a 15-foot jump shot with 5.2 seconds remaining to give St. Bonaventure a 63-62 exhibition victory over Division II Edinboro at the Reilly Center. Ashley Zahn made a pair of free throws for Bona with 48 seconds left to bring Bona within one point. McGee rebounded an Edinboro air ball to give the Bonnies their final possession. ... Gannon went on a 14-2 run late as it defeated UB, 63-53, in an exhibition game.
WOMEN’S SOCCER: Freshman midfielder Kim Obermeier (Depew) scored in the 96th minute to break a scoreless tie and give Daemen the USCAA National Championship, 1-0, over defending champion and previously unbeaten Maine-Fort Kent in Asheville, N.C. Fort Kent saw its 33-game winning streak end. The streak included three one-goal victories over Daemen in the regular season. Kayla Hampton made 11 saves for Daemen in registering her fourth shutout in the last five games.