RIT (11-18-5, 10-14-3 AHA) scored twice in the second period on goals by Brad Thompson and Dan Schuler and defeated Canisius, 3-1, to sweep its two-game Atlantic Hockey weekend series.
Thompson’s goal made it 2-0. After Ryan Bohrer, with assists from Jack Hidi and Logan Roe, scored for the Griffs (12-19-3, 11-13-3 AHA), Schuler tallied with 6:29 left in the middle frame.
The host Tigers, playing their final game at Ritter Arena, took the lead on a goal by Adam Mitchell with 8:21 left in the first period.
Next for the Griffs will be next weekend’s first round of the Atlantic Hockey playoffs at Buffalo State.
SWIMMING: Brittany Kuras of the University at Buffalo was named the Mid-American Conference’s Most Outstanding Swimmer for the third year in a row at the league’s championship meet in Geneva, Ohio.
Kuras won all three individual events she entered and anchored the winning 400 and 800 freestyle relays. Saturday she won the 100 freestyle in a UB record 48.50, breaking her own mark. Jessica Powers of UB won the 1,650 freestyle in 16:21.10, another UB record, for her second individual win.
UB won the final event, the 400 freestyle relay, as Spencer Rodriguez, Taylor Steffl, Marissa Murphy and Kuras swam a MAC record of 3:19.27.
BOWLING: Erie Community College’s women’s team took the team title by 385 pins, and three Kats finished in the top four in All-Events in the National Junior College Athletic Association championships at AMF Thruway Lanes.
Gabrielle Damin (Clarence) of ECC won All-Events with 2,310. Teammates Elizabeth Szpara (Orchard Park) and Lizzy Golubski were third and fourth. Friday, Damin and Szpara won the women’s doubles with 1,113. Szpara was second in singles. Vincennes (Ind.) won the men’s team title. ECC was eighth.
WOMEN’S LACROSSE: Tori Quinn scored four goals and Kayla Scully made 10 saves for Canisius in an 11-10 women’s victory over Ohio State in the Golden Griffins’ home opener. … Niagara (1-1) defeated Cincinnati, 12-6, in Lewiston. Taylor Wolf (three goals) and Erin Patenaude (two goals) led the Purple Eagles.