Canisius men edge Cornell on the road
Bona, Buffalo State also post wins
Evan Walsh scored on a penalty kick in the 55th minute to give Canisius (5-1) a 2-1 men’s soccer victory over Cornell in Ithaca. The Big Red scored first on Tommy Hansen’s goal in the fourth minute. Troy Brady (Grand Island) leveled things in the 21st minute for Canisius.
Canisius goalkeeper Marco Trivellato had three saves in the victory. Canisius will play at Rutgers on Tuesday.
St. Bonaventure (3-2-1) lost to Hartwick, 3-1, in a nonconference match in Oneonta. Kosi Nwafornso scored for the Bonnies to tie the game in the 63rd minute. Hartwick is 2-3-0.
Buffalo State (5-1) is off to its best start since 2011 (5-0-1) with Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Medaille at D’Youville College’s Dobson Field.
The Bengals rallied for second half goals by Luke Pavone and Robert Williamson to win it. Pavone scored off a cross from Williamson. A deep cross from Danny Clavin set up Williamson’s winning goal in the 68th minute. Medaille scored on a first-half goal by Mitchell Ali with an assist from Lachlan Wilkinson.
Andrew Queen made four saves in goal for Buffalo State.
WOMEN’S SOCCER: Niagara (4-3-1) opened its Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference schedule with a 2-0 loss to Monmouth on Niagara Field. NU goalkeeper Sabrina Locas had six saves in the loss.
“I thought we were very timid in the first half and lacked the confidence that we needed to be successful,” said Niagara coach Peter Veltri. “In the second half, we played much better and had a 30-minute stretch that we dominated the play and played the way we normally do. We need to put this game behind us and focus on Wednesday’s conference game.”
WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL: The University at Buffalo team had to go to five sets for the fifth time in 10 matches this season to defeat Appalachian State, 23-25, 27-25, 23-25, 25-22 and 15-7 on Saturday morning in the College of Charleston (S.C.) Tournament.
Sophomore setter Scout McLerran recorded a career high 65 assists in the win, surpassing the 64 that she recorded twice last year. Polina Prokudina led the way with 26 kills on a career-high 60 total attacks. She recorded a double-double with 17 digs. Andrew Mitrovic added 14 kills and just four errors on 41 swings, but she also led the Bulls defensively with a career-best 24 digs. Rachel Sanks added 11 kills, while Megan Wernette had 10 kills, three aces, and six digs.
Later, host College of Charleston swept the Bulls, 25-15, 25-16, 26-24. Prokudina had 15 kills and McLerran 32 assists for UB.
Niagara (5-5) opened its MAAC Conference schedule with a three-set win (25-15, 25-17, 25-18) over Saint Peter’s (0-10) in Jersey City, N.J. Nicole Matheis had a double-double for Niagara (10 kills, 13 digs). Rylee Hunt had 20 digs.
Buffalo State was swept by St. Lawrence (25-16, 28-26, 25-20) and Case Western (25-17, 25-13, 18-25, 25-28) as it wrapped up its Bengal Classic in Houston Gym. Case Western (3-0) won the Classic. Allie Harford (Silver Creek) of the Bengals made the All-Tournament team.
Daemen (3-7) broke its sevenmatch losing streak by defeating Adelphi (21-25, 25-23, 25-20, 2125, 15-7) and Saint Rose (26-24, 25-23, 25-17) in Albany. Sophomore Meghan Ballou (Eden) led Daemen against Adelphi with 15 kills and 10 digs. Freshmen Jenn Heritz posted 11 kills for a .556 attack percentage. Veteran setter Katie McKrell dished out 44 assists and three service aces. Ballou had 17 kills against Saint Rose leaving her three shy of 300 for her career.