The Niagara University women’s volleyball team recorded its first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference victory on Saturday in beating Quinnipiac in straight sets.
The Purple Eagles (2-17, 1-7) swept the Bobcats, 25-22, 25-22, 25-15 to snap a five-match losing streak. Niagara had a season-high .242 hitting percentage while its 11 blocks are the second most this season.
The Purple Eagles improved to 3-0 against Quinnipiac (4-15, 2-5 MAAC), who were playing for the first time as Metro Atlantic conference foes.
Melissa McGwin finished with 11 kills for Niagara, which will face Fairfield at 1 this afternoon.
While the University at Buffalo football team fared well at Western Michigan, the men’s soccer team wasn’t so lucky.
The Bulls suffered a 4-0 loss against the Broncos, a setback that dropped UB to 1-8-3 this season, and 0-2 in the Mid-American Conference.
It was the first time Bulls coach Stu Riddle faced his former team. Riddle was hired in January from Western Michigan where he enjoyed a successful run in four seasons.
Western Michigan earned a 22-5 advantage in shots and an 8-0 advantage in corner kicks against the Bulls.